September 29, 2011 Dear Valued Customer:

 2300 Badger Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188-5951
Phone: (262) 896-2400
Fax: (262) 896-2313
September 29, 2011
Dear Valued Customer:
As you are aware, costs for primary materials and services have increased significantly during the past year
and continue to climb. Key inputs show upward cost pressures which translate into increased raw material
costs such as Silver (125%), PPI for rubber and plastic products (32%) and Copper (42%). Plastic resin
feedstock such as Benzene and Cumene are affected by oil volatility, strong demand, and shrinking supply.
Volatility in world oil markets has contributed to year-over-year oil increases of 28% with projections for prices
to push higher throughout 2011. The increase in oil prices impacts production and shipping costs.
Due to the sustained increases in the cost of commodities and raw materials, CPS is announcing the following
price increases to cover manufacturing cost of the following products:
Distribution, Substation Arresters
Cable Accessories
Link and Current Limiting Fuses
Distribution Cutout and Disconnecting Products
Line Installation and Protective Equipment
Effective immediately, new quotations and/or blanket renewals will reflect the above pricing actions.
Actual percentage changes on some material numbers may be greater than the % listed above due to
actual cost impact.
CPS retains the right to limit or reject additional order quantities based upon original award or historical
ordering patterns.
CPS continues to manage the inflationary impact to our material costs through aggressive sourcing, product
redesigns and productivity initiatives. Simultaneously, we strive to provide innovative product solutions and
services to enhance our offering and competitive position.
Your CPS sales representative is available to discuss substitutions and alternative technologies which help
reduce total owning cost. We appreciate your support in the current business environment, and look forward to
continuing our relationship with you.
Jerome Yakel
Director Strategic Marketing
Lyle Hildebrand
Director, Line Installation and Protective Equipment