Terms & Conditions

SOHN MANUFACTURING INCORPORATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALES ALL QUOTATIONS ARE MADE AND ALL ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED BY SOHN MANUFACTURING INCORPORATED SUBJECT ONLY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  THROUGHOUT THIS DOCUMENT, SOHN MANUFACTURING INCORPORATED SHALL BE REFERRED TO AS SELLER.

1.)  MODIFICATIONS OF SALES TERMS:  Any Terms and Conditions contained in any purchase order or other form of communication from Seller’s customers which are additional to or different from these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed rejected by Seller unless expressly accepted in writing by Seller.  In general, no modification, amendment, waiver or other charge of any of these Terms and Conditions and those contained on the reverse side hereof and/or in attachments hereto (“Terms and Conditions”), or any of Seller’s rights or remedies thereunder shall be binding on Seller unless expressly accepted in writing by Seller’s authorized officers.  No course of dealing, usage of trade or course of performance shall be relevant to explain or supplement any of these Terms and Conditions printed on this page and those contained on the face side or in attachments hereto, the latter shall control.  If any document issued by any party hereto is sent by facsimile or another form of electronic document transmission, the parties hereto agree that (a) the copy of any such document printed on the facsimile machine or printer of the recipient thereof is a counterpart original copy thereof and is a “writing”. (b) delivery of any such document transmission is authorized by the recipient thereof and is legally sufficient for all purposes as if delivered by United States mail. (c) the typewritten name of an authorized agent of the party sending such document on any such document is sufficient as a signature thereon on behalf of such part and the intent of such signature is to authenticate the writing, and, (d) an electronically stored and reproduced copy of any such document shall be deemed to be legally sufficient evidence of the terms of such document for all purposes.

2.) ACCEPTANCE OF ORDERS:  Acceptance by Seller of Buyer’s purchase order(s) is expressly conditioned upon Buyer’s assent to these Terms and Conditions.  Buyer will be deemed to have assented to such Terms and Conditions unless Seller receives written notice of any objections within fifteen (15) days after Buyer’s receipt of this term and in all events prior to any delivery or other performance by Seller of Buyer’s order.

3.) QUOTATIONS:  Quotations by Seller shall be deemed to be offers by Seller to sell the equipment described therein subject to these Terms and Conditions, and acceptance of such offers is expressly limited to acceptance by Buyer of all of these Terms and Conditions within thirty (30) days from the date of the quotation.  Purchase order submitted by Buyer for the equipment quoted by Seller shall be subject to and will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  All purchase orders will be subject to approval by Seller.

4.) PRICES; PRICE CHANGES:  All prices are net F.O.B. shipping point and are subject to change without notice.  In the event of a change in Seller’s prices, the price for equipment unshipped will be the price in effect on the date of shipment.

If Seller’s quoted price was based upon delivery to and acceptance by Buyer of a specified quantity of equipment, such price shall be subject to adjustment if Buyer does not accept the quantity at the times specified in Seller’s quotation, and Buyer will be invoiced at Seller’s standard price without quantity discounts, if any, for the quantity of equipment actually accepted by Buyer.

5.) TAXES:  In addition to any prices, Buyer shall pay the amount of any present or future manufacturer’s tax, retailer’s occupation tax, use tax, sales tax, excise tax, duty, custom, inspection or testing fee, or any other tax, fee or charge of any nature whatsoever imposed by any governmental authority, on or measured by the transaction between Seller and Buyer.  In the event Seller is required to pay any such tax, fee or charge.  Buyer shall reimburse Seller therefor; or, in lieu of such payment, Buyer shall provide seller at the time the order is submitted with an exemption certificate or other document acceptable to the authority imposing such tax, fee or charge.

6.) TERMS OF PAYMENT:  All orders are subject to the approval of Seller.  Terms of payment are cash in full prior to shipment.  Seller may demand full or partial payment in advance before proceeding with the work.  At its option without prejudice to other lawful remedies, Seller may defer delivery or cancel this contract.  If delivery is deferred, the equipment may be stored as provided in Section 9 hereof and Seller may submit a new estimate of cost for completion based on prevailing conditions.  If Buyer defaults in any payment when due, or in the event any voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings involving the Buyer are initiated by or against Buyer, then the whole contract price shall immediately become due and payable upon demand, or Seller, at its option without prejudice to its other lawful remedies, may defer delivery or cancel this contract.

If shipments are delayed by the Buyer for any cause, payments shall become due from the date on which Seller is prepared to make shipment and storage shall be the Buyer’s risk and expense as provided in Section 9 hereof.  If manufacture is delayed by the Buyer for any cause, a partial payment based upon the proportion of the order completed shall become due from the date on which Seller is notified of the delay.

7.) DELIVERY; RISK OF LOSS:  All sales are F.O.B. Seller’s plant or other point of shipment designated by Seller.  Shipping dates are estimates only which are not guaranteed and are based upon prompt receipt from Buyer of all necessary shipping and other information.  Seller reserves the right to make delivery in installments, all installments to be separately invoiced and paid for by Buyer when due per invoice, without regard to subsequent deliveries.

Delivery of equipment to a commercial carrier at Seller’s plant or other loading point shall constitute delivery to Buyer, and any risk of loss and further cost and responsibility thereafter for claims, delivery, loss or damage, including, if applicable, placement and storage, shall be borne by Buyer.  When equipment is delivered by Seller’s truck, unloading at Buyer’s dock shall constitute delivery to Buyer.  Claims for shortages or other errors in delivery must be made in writing to Seller within ten (10) days after receipt of shipment and failure to give such notice shall constitute unqualified acceptance and a waiver of all such claims by Buyer.  Claims for loss or damage to equipment in transit by common carrier must be made to the carrier and not to Seller.

Freight and handling charges by Seller may not reflect actual freight charges prepaid to the carrier by Seller due to incentive discounts earned by Seller based upon Seller’s aggregate volume of freight tendered to a carrier or when a carrier must be used which charges a rate which is different than the rate upon which Seller’s freight and handling charges were based.    When shipments are delivered in Seller’s private trucks Buyer will be charged an amount approximating the prevailing common carrier rate.

8.) EXCUSABLE DELAYS; FORCE MAJEURE:  Seller shall not be liable for any ordinary, incidental, or consequential loss or damage as a result of Seller’s delay in or failure of delivery or installation due to (i) any cause beyond Seller’s reasonable control, (ii) an act of God, act of the Buyer, embargo or other government act, authority, regulation or request, fire, theft, accident, strike, slowdown or other labor disturbance, war, riot, delay in transportation, or (iii) inability to obtain necessary labor, materials, components, or facilities.

Should any of the aforementioned events of force majeure occur, Seller, at its option, may cancel Buyer’s order with respect to any undelivered equipment or extend the delivery date for a period equal to the time lost because of delay.  Notice of such election shall be given promptly to Buyer.  In the event Seller elects to so cancel the order.  Seller shall be released of and from all liability for failure to deliver the equipment, including, but not limited to, any and all claims on behalf of Buyer for lost profits, or any other claim of any nature which Buyer might have.

If shipping or progress of the work is delayed or interrupted by Buyer, directly or indirectly.  Buyer shall pay Seller for all additional charges resulting therefrom.

9.) STORAGE:  If the equipment is not shipped within thirty (30) days after notification has been made to Buyer that it is ready for shipping, for any reason beyond Seller’s control, including Buyer’s failure to give shipping instructions, Seller may store the equipment at Buyer’s risk and expense in a warehouse or on Seller’s premises, and Buyer shall pay all handling, transportation and storage costs at the prevailing commercial rates promptly following Seller’s submission of invoice for such costs.

10.) LIMITED WARRANTIES: The Seller warrants the equipment (except for expendable parts and normal wear of components and parts) sold to the original Buyer to be free from defects in materials and workmanship.  This warranty shall be effective for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase of the equipment.  This one (1) year Manufacturer’s warranty covers only those components manufactured by the Seller.  All other components may be covered under the Manufacturer’s vendor warranty, if any.  Seller’s warranty, in Manufacturer’s sole discretion, shall be limited to the repair or replacement of materials determined by Seller to be defective or non-conforming.  Seller assumes no responsibility for reimbursing any repair or replacement costs incurred without the express written consent of Seller.  Defective parts must be returned, shipping charges prepaid to Seller, after authorization by Seller to make such a return; replacement parts will be shipped to Buyer by surface transportation; air or priority shipping costs will be at the Buyer’s expense.  The above warranty is effective only if all conditions of payment have been met and if the equipment has not been misused, or negligently or improperly used by the Buyer.

THE ABOVE WARRANTY BY SELLER IS MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AS TO ANY PRODUCT MANUFACTURED OR ASSEMBLED BY SELLER AND SOLD BY ANYONE.

The foregoing express warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, and of all obligations or liabilities on the part of Seller for damages, including, but not limited to, consequential and/or incidental damages, arising out of or in connection with the use or operation of the equipment sold, or for any loss profits or consequential damages arising from the breach of any warranty, or from any delays in delivery, repair or replacement.  The Seller shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use or inability to use a Sohn product.  In no event shall Seller be liable for damages of any kind or nature including incidental or consequential damages if such damages arose out of bodily injury resulting from improper or negligent use or operation of the equipment sold, or in the event that the said equipment has been altered or improperly repaired.

THIS MACHINE IS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY IN AN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT.

Sohn has supplied guarding to its best ability on all electrical components, shafts, power drives, pulleys, belts and on objects that are designed to be objects in motion or considered by Sohn to be obvious operator danger points.  However, due to the variances in OSHA Codes, which allows OSHA Inspectors to determine OSHA violations in accordance to their interpretation of OSHA Codes.  Sohn does not warrant the machine to meet all OSHA requirements, which can vary in accordance to the location and OSHA Inspectors.  It is agreed that in accepting this warranty, the meeting of final OSHA requirements for operation in their facility is the responsibility of the Buyer.

The foregoing warranty and disclaimers may not be altered or modified unless such alterations or modifications are reduced to writing and are signed by an officer of Seller. Any description of the equipment, whether in writing or made orally by the Seller or Seller’s agents, specifications, samples, models, bulletins, drawings, diagrams, engineering sheets or similar materials used in connection with Buyer’s order are for the sole purpose of identifying the equipment and shall not be construed as an express warranty unless confirmed to be such in writing by Seller’s authorized officer.

11.) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: Consequential Damage Disclaimer – Seller’s liability with respect to equipment proved to its satisfaction to be defective within the warranty period shall be limited to repair, replacement or refund as provided in Section 10 hereof, and in no event shall Seller’s liability exceed the purchase price of the equipment involved.  Seller shall not be subject to any obligations or liabilities, whether arising out of breach of contract, warranty, tort (including negligence) or other theories of law, with respect to equipment sold or services rendered by Seller, or any undertakings, acts or omissions relating thereto.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Seller specifically disclaims any liability for property or personal injury damages, penalties, special or punitive damages, damages for lost profits or revenues, loss of use of equipment or any associated equipment, cost of capital, cost of substitute products, facilities or services, downtime, shutdown, or slowdown costs, or for any other types of economic loss, and for claims of Buyer’s customers for any such damages.

SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AND DISCLAIMS ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL AND CONTINGENT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT REMEDY SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE UNDER SECTION 2-719 OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, SELLER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO BUYER FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, DAMAGE TO OTHER EQUIPMENT OR LIABILITY OR INJURY TO A THIRD PARTY.

12.) INDEMNIFICATION BY BUYER: Buyer shall indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Seller and Seller’s employees and agents from and against any and all damages, liability, claims, losses, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’, fees, court costs, and out-of-pocket expenses) arising out of or resulting in any way from claims by customers of Buyer or third-parties against Seller alleging a breach of contract or warranty by Seller to the extent that such damages, liability, claims, losses, and expenses which may be payable by Seller to Buyer pursuant to and as limited by Seller’s warranty and damage obligations as contained in Sections 10 and 11 hereof so as to effectively limit Seller’s obligations to customers of Buyer or third parties to those set forth and Sections 10 and 11 hereof.

13.) PATENT INDEMNIFICATION:  Seller will, at its own expense, defend or settle any suits that may be instituted against Buyer for alleged infringement by the equipment of any patent, provided that:  (a) such alleged infringements consist of the use of the equipment for any of the purposes for which such equipment was sold; (b) Buyer shall have made all payments for such equipment then due hereunder; (c) Buyer shall give Seller immediate notice in writing of any such suit and transmit to Seller immediately upon receipt of all processes and papers served upon Buyer; and (d) Buyer shall permit Seller through its counsel, either in the name of Buyer or in the name of Seller, to defend such suit(s) and give all needed information, assistance and authority to enable Seller to do so.

In case of a final award or damages in any such suit, Seller will pay such award but will not be responsible for any compromise or settlement made without its written consent.  In case the equipment itself is in such suit held to infringe any valid patent issued and its use enjoined, or in the event of a settlement or compromise approved by Seller which shall preclude future use of the equipment sold to Buyer hereunder, Seller shall, at its own expense and at its sole option, either: (a) procure rights to continue using such equipment; (b) modify the equipment to render it non infringing; (c) replace the equipment with non infringing equipment; or (d) refund the purchase price paid by Buyer for the equipment after return of the equipment to Seller.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Seller shall not be held responsible for infringements of combination or process patents covering the use of equipment in combination with other goods or materials not furnished by Seller.

The foregoing states the entire liability of Seller for patent infringement, and IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO AN INFRINGEMENT nor for infringement based on the use of the equipment for a purpose other than that for which sold by Seller.  As to any equipment furnished by Seller to Buyer manufactured in accordance with designs proposed or furnished by Buyer or any claim of contributory infringement resulting from the use or resale by Buyer of equipment sold hereunder, Buyer shall indemnify Seller for any award made against Seller or settlement by Seller for any patent, trademark or copyright infringements including attorneys’ fees and defense costs.

14.) SECURITY AGREEMENT AND FINANCING STATEMENTS:  To secure payment of the purchase price and of all monies which may be due hereunder, and performance of all of Buyer’s obligations hereunder, Buyer hereby grants to Seller’s security interest in all equipment sold by Seller and agrees to execute such other Security Agreements and Financing Statements as Seller may reasonably request.

15.) INSURANCE:  Until payment in full of the purchase price, Buyer shall maintain insurance covering all equipment sold by Seller to Buyer in such amounts and against such risks as is customary by companies engaged in the same or similar business and similarly located, and shall, upon Seller’s request, furnish evidence of such insurance satisfactory to Seller.

16.) DRAWINGS; OTHER DESIGN DATA:  All specifications, drawings, designs, data, information, ideas, methods, tools, gages, dies, fixtures, patterns and/or inventions made, conceived, developed or acquired by Seller in connection with procuring and/or executing Buyer’s order will vest in and inure to Seller’s sole benefit notwithstanding any changes therefor which may have been or may be imposed by Seller.

Buyer shall not give, loan, exhibit, sell or transfer to any person not then employed by Buyer and authorized to receive such information, or to any organization

or entity, any drawing, photograph, or specification furnished by Seller or reproduction thereof which may enable such person, organization or entity to furnish similar goods or

parts therefor.

17.) RETURN OF EQUIPMENT:  No equipment or part shall be returned to Seller without written authorization and shipping instructions first having been obtained from Seller.

18.) ASSIGNMENT AND SUBCONTRACTING:  None of the Buyer’s rights under any order shall be assigned by the Buyer to any other person, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without Seller’s prior written approval.  Seller may, without the necessity of obtaining Buyer’s prior written consent, subcontract the production of all or any portion of the equipment.

19.) CANCELLATION:  No order submitted to Seller may be canceled by Buyer without the prior written consent of Seller, which consent will at all times be conditioned on Buyer’s agreement to pay Seller’s cancellation charge.  For finished equipment which in Seller’s judgment is readily resalable to others, the cancellation charge shall be 15% of the invoice price of the equipment.  For all other cancellations, the cancellation charge shall amount to all costs and expenses incurred by Seller and arising out of or in connection with Buyer’s order, net of recoverability, but in no event less than 10% of the invoice price of the equipment or more than the invoice price.

20.) GENERAL: Governing law – These Terms and Conditions, and the contract of sale between Seller and Buyer, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  Seller and Buyer hereby agree that any legal action deemed necessary by either party hereto shall be brought in the Circuit Court in and for Seller County, Wisconsin and hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of such court in any such action over the parties hereto.  The rights and obligations of Seller and Buyer shall not be governed by the provisions of the United Nations convention on Contracts for the Internal Sale of Goods.

Attorneys’ Fees – Buyer agrees to pay all of Seller’s costs and expenses of collection and related litigation, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees and costs.

Salvatory Clause – The Invalidity, in whole or in part, of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, shall not affect the enforceability of any of the other provisions thereof.

Applicability – The Terms and Conditions as stated herein are applicable as of the date of this printing and until such time as changed by Seller.