|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
NOTE 12 – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
During 2021, the Company purchased lights from one of its international vendors to fulfill an order for a major customer. Subsequent to the sale, delivery and installation of the lights, the customer noted the lights were not performing as the manufacturer had stipulated. The Company performed tests of the lights and confirmed the performance metrics did not meet the manufacturer’s specifications. The Company worked with the customer to determine a lighting solution of replacement lights, sourced from the vendor, that would meet their needs. The customer has been a key customer to the Company and the Company expects to continue to do significant business with the customer in the future. In order to immediately satisfy the customer in this matter, during the third quarter of 2022, the Company agreed to supply the replacement lighting solution to the customer at the Company’s expense while the Company continues to work with the vendor to resolve the original defective lighting issue, including, claims for reimbursement of the expense.
During the three months ended and at September 30, 2022, the Company delivered $1.3 million of replacement lighting equipment and accrued an additional $2.0 million of expense for the remaining order total for shipments delivered in October 2022. The total business development expense recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $3.3 million. This expense is a one-time expense.