I only do electrical. There was a point in time (early on) that I did have trouble sourcing certain material. Over time, I've developed a vendor network and have certain vendors that can get the previously long lead time items right away. I just have the computer set up to show certain vendors as the preferred vendor for certain items. I suspect that other trades might be the same way. For instance, if we order item XYZ locally it will take 6 weeks, but from Acme Distributors in Kalamazoo, they can ship it out tomorrow. Just stuff you learn over time, I guess.
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