On January 24, 2018, a fire broke out in the cast iron foundry at Kohler Company. Seven fire departments responded to the fire and all the employees were safely evacuated. Kohler is a manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing faucets, tubs, sinks and toilets, tile, small engines and generators. This fire has disrupted the plumbing world and caused major backorders and long lead times in order to get cast iron sinks and tubs. One of Kohler’s most popular items is their Whitehaven apron front sink. We use these sinks in about every 1 out of 3 kitchens. If you want to use this sink, it is important that you go ahead and get the sink in hand before proceeding with your project because their backorder situation is so unreliable right now.
Speaking from personal experience, business fires are always devastating and costly. While it is frustrating to not be able to get a sink for 3 months, I know that the company is working as hard and fast as they can to get the factory up and running and make their clients happy. Just a heads up if you are wanting to use a Kohler product, plan ahead and be willing to wait for the product that really works best for you. Kohler, we are rooting for you to get your factory back up and running! Have any questions? Email me at email@example.com