Terms of Service


This document sets forth the Terms and Conditions of Sale for goods manufactured and/or supplied, and services provided by L.F. Manufacturing, Inc. (“LFM”), P.O. Box 578, Giddings, Texas 78942, and sold to the original purchaser thereof (“Buyer”). Unless otherwise specifically stated in a previously-executed written purchase agreement signed by authorized representatives of LFM and Buyer, these Terms and Conditions of Sale establish the rights, obligations and remedies of LFM and Buyer which apply to this offer and any resulting order or contract for the sale of LFM’s goods and/or services (“Products”).

  1. APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:These Terms and Conditions of Sale are contained directly and/or by reference in LFM’s offer, order acknowledgement, and invoice documents. The first of the following acts constitutes an acceptance of LFM’s offer and not a counteroffer and creates a contract of sale (“Contract”) in accordance with these Terms and Conditions: (i) Buyer’s issuance of a purchase order document against LFM’s offer: (ii) acknowledgement of Buyer’s order by LFM, or (iii) commencement of any performance by LFM pursuant to Buyer’s order. Provisions contained in Buyer’s purchase documents (including electronic commerce interfaces) that materially alter, add to or subtract from the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Sale are not a part of the Contract.
  2. DELIVERY:For orders having a final destination within the U.S., legal title and risk of loss or damage pass to Buyer upon transfer to the first carrier. LFM will use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver the Products ordered herein within the time specified on the face of this Contract or, if no time is specified, within LFM’s normal lead-time necessary for LFM to deliver the Products sold hereunder. Upon prior agreement with Buyer and for an additional charge, LFM will deliver the Products on an expedited basis.
  3. INSPECTION:Buyer will promptly inspect and accept any Products delivered pursuant to this Contract after receipt of such Products. In the event the Products do not conform to any applicable specifications, Buyer will promptly notify LFM of such nonconformance in writing. LFM will have a reasonable opportunity to repair or replace the nonconforming Product at its option. Buyer will be deemed to have accepted any Products delivered hereunder and to have waived any such nonconformance in the event such a written notification is not received by LFM within thirty (30) days of delivery.
  4. PRICES AND ORDER SIZES:All prices are in U.S. dollars and are based on delivery as stated above. Prices do not include any charges for services such as insurance; brokerage fees; sales, use, inventory or excise taxes; import or export duties; special financing fees; VAT, invoice or royalty taxes imposed outside the U.S.; consular fees; special permits or licenses; or other charges imposed upon the production, sale, distribution, or delivery of Products. Buyer will either pay any and all such charges or provide LFM with acceptable exemption certificates, which obligation survives performance under this Contract.
  5. PAYMENTS:All payments must be made in U.S. dollars. For internet orders, the purchase price is due at the time and manner set forth at www.lfm-frp.com. Invoices for all other orders are due and payable NET 30 DAYS from the date of the invoice without regard to delays for inspection or transportation, with payments to be made by check to LFM at the above address or by wire transfer to the account stated on the front of LFM’s invoice, or for customers with no established credit, LFM may require cash or credit card payment in advance of delivery. In the event payments are not made or not made in a timely manner, LFM may, in addition to all other remedies provided by law, either; (a) declare Buyer’s performance in breach and terminate this Contract for default; (b) withhold future shipments until delinquent payments are made; (c) deliver future shipments on a cash-with-order or cash-in- advance basis even after the delinquency is cured; (d) charge interest on the delinquency at a rate of 1-1/2% per month or the maximum rate permitted by law, if lower, for each month or part thereof of delinquency in payment plus applicable storage charges and/or inventory carrying charges; (e) repossess the Products for which payment has not been made; (f) recover all costs of collection including reasonable attorney’s fees; or (g) combine any of the above rights and remedies as is practicable and permitted by law. Buyer is prohibited from setting off any and all monies owed under this from any other sums, whether liquidated or not, that are or may be due Buyer, which arises out of a different transaction with LFM or any of its affiliates. Should Buyer’s financial responsibility become unsatisfactory to LFM in its reasonable discretion, LFM may require cash payment or other security. If Buyer fails to meet these requirements, LFM may treat such failure as reasonable grounds for repudiation of this Contract, in which case reasonable cancellation charges shall be due LFM. Buyer grants LFM a security interest in the Products to secure payment in full, which payment releases the security interest but only if such payments could not be considered an avoidable transfer under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or other applicable laws. Buyer’s insolvency, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or dissolution or termination of the existence of Buyer, constitutes a default under this Contract and affords LFM all the remedies of a secured party under the U.C.C., as well as the remedies stated above for late payment or non-payment.
  6. LIMITED WARRANTY:LFM warrants that Products sold hereunder will be free from defects in material and workmanship and will, when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s operating and maintenance instructions, conform to any express written warranty pertaining to the specific goods purchased, which for most LFM Products is for a period of twelve (12) months from delivery. LFM warrants that services furnished hereunder will be free from defects in workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the completion of the services. Parts provided by LFM in the performance of services may be new or refurbished parts functioning equivalent to new parts. All other guarantees, warranties, conditions and representations, either express or implied, whether arising under any statue, law, commercial usage or otherwise, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby excluded. The sole remedy for Products not meeting this Limited Warranty is replacement, credit or refund of the purchase price. This remedy will not be deemed to have failed of its essential purpose so long as LFM is willing to provide such replacement, credit or refund.
  7. INDEMNIFICATION:Indemnification applies to a party and to such party’s successors-in-interest, assignees, affiliates, directors, officers, and employees (“Indemnified Parties”). LFM is responsible for and will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Buyer IndemnifiedParties against all losses, claims, expenses or damages which may result from accident, injury, damage, or death due to LFM’s breach of the Limited Warranty. This Indemnification is provided on the condition that the Buyer is likewise responsible for and will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the LFM Indemnified Parties against all losses, claims, expenses or damages which may result from accident, injury, damage, or death due to the negligence or misuse or misapplication of any goods or services by the Buyer or any third party affiliated or in privity with Buyer.
  8. PATENT PROTECTION:Subject to all limitations of liability provided herein, LFM will, with respect to any Products of LFM’s design or manufacture, indemnify Buyer from any and all damages and costs as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in any suit for infringement of any U.S. patent that has issued as of the delivery date, solely by reason of the sale or normal use of any Products sold to Buyer hereunder and from reasonable expenses incurred by Buyer in defense of such suit if LFM does not undertake the defense thereof, provided that Buyer promptly notifies LFM of such suit and offers LFM either (i) full and exclusive control of the defense of such suit when Products of LFM only are involved, or (ii) the right to participate in the defense of such suit when products other than those of LFM are also involved. LFM’s warranty as to use patents only applies to infringement arising solely out of the inherent operation of the Products according to their application as envisioned by LFM’s specifications. In case the Products are in such suit held to constitute infringement and the use of the Products is enjoined, LFM will, at its own expense and at its option, either procure for Buyer the right to continue using such Products or replace them with non-infringing Products, or modify them so they become non-infringing, or remove the Products and refund the purchase price (prorated for depreciation) and the transportation costs thereof. The foregoing states the entire liability of LFM for patent infringement by the Products. Further, to the same extend as set forth in LFM’s above obligation to Buyer, Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LFM for patent infringement related to (x) any goods manufactured to the Buyer’s design, (y) services provided in accordance with the Buyer’s instructions, or (z) LFM’s Products when used in combination with any other devices, parts not provided by LFM hereunder.
  9. TRADEMARKS AND OTHER LABELS:Buyer agrees not to remove or alter any indicia of manufacturing origin or patent numbers contained on or within the Products, including without limitations the serial numbers or trademarks on nameplates or cast, molded or machined components.
  10. NONDISCLOSURE AND NON-USE OF PROPRIETARY INFORMATION:“Proprietary Information” means any information, technical data or know-how in whatever from, including, but not limited to, documented information, machine readable or interpreted information, information contained in physical components, mask works and artwork, which LFM considers proprietary or Proprietary, including but not limited to LFM’s service and maintenance manuals. Buyer and its customers, employees and agents will keep confidential all such Proprietary Information obtained directly or indirectly from LFM and will not transfer or disclose it without LFM’s prior written consent, or use it for the manufacture, procurement, servicing or calibration of Products or any similar products, or cause such products to be manufactured, serviced or calibrated by or procured from any other source, or reproduce or otherwise appropriate it without LFM’s prior written consent. All such Proprietary information remains property of LFM. No right or license is granted hereby to Buyer or its customers, employees or agents, expressly or by implication, with respect to the Proprietary Information or any patent, patent application or other proprietary right of LFM, except for the limited use licenses implied by law.
  11. CHANGES AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES:LFM reserves the right to make design changes or improvements to any Products of the same general class as Products being delivered hereunder without liability or obligation to incorporate such changes, or improvements to Products ordered by Buyer unless agreed upon in writing before the Products’ delivery date. Services which must be performed as a result of any of the following conditions are subject to additional charges for labor, travel and parts; (a) equipment alterations not authorized in writing by LFM; (b) damage resulting from improper use or handling, accident, neglect, power surge, or operation in an environment or manner in which the instrument is not designed to operate or is not in accordance with LFM’s operating manuals; (c) the use of parts or accessories not provided by LFM; (d) damage resulting from acts of war, terrorism or nature; (e) services outside standard business hours; or (f) site pre-work not complete per proposal; or (g) any repairs required to ensure equipment meets manufacturer’s specifications upon activation of a service agreement.
  12. SITE ACCESS / PREPARATION / WORKER SAFETY / ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE:In connection with services provided by LFM, Buyer agrees to permit prompt access to equipment. Buyer is the operator and in full control of its premises, including those areas where LFM employees or contractors are performing service, repair and maintenance activities. Buyer will ensure that all necessary measures are taken for safety and security of working conditions, sites and installations during the performance of services. Buyer is the generator of any resulting wastes, including without limitation hazardous wastes. Buyer is solely responsible to arrange for the disposal of any wastes at its own expense. Buyer will, at its own expense, provide LFM employees and contractors working on Buyer’s premises with all information and training required under applicable safety compliance regulations and Buyer’s policies. If the Product to be serviced is in a Confined Space, as that term is defined under OSHA regulations, Buyer is solely responsible to make it available to be serviced in an unconfined space. LFM service technicians will not work in Confined Spaces. In the event that a Buyer requires LFM employees or contractors to attend safety or compliance training programs provided by Buyer, Buyer will pay LFM the standard hourly rate and expense reimbursement for such training attended. The attendance at or completion of such training does not create or expand any warranty or obligation of LFM and does not serve to alter, amend, limit or supersede any part of this Contract.
  13. LIMITATIONS ON USE:Buyer will not use any Products for any purpose other than those identified in LFM’s catalogs and literature as intended uses. Any warranty granted by LFM is void if any goods covered by such warranty are used for any purpose not permitted hereunder.
  14. EXPORT AND IMPORT LICENSES AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS:Unless otherwise specified in this Contract, Buyer is responsible for obtaining any required export or import licenses. LFM represents that all Products delivered hereunder will be produced and supplied in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Buyer will comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the installation or use of all Products, including applicable import and export control laws and regulations of the U.S., E.U and any other country having proper jurisdiction, and will obtain all necessary export licenses in connection with any subsequent export, re-export, transfer and use of all Products and technology delivered hereunder. Buyer will comply with all local, national, and other laws of all jurisdictions globally relating to anti-corruption, bribery, extortion, kickbacks, or similar matters which are applicable to Buyer’s business activities in connection with this Contract, including but not limited to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended (the “FCPA”). Buyer agrees that no payment of money or provision of anything of value will be offered, promised, paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, by any person or entity, to any government official, government employee or employee of any company owned in part by a government, political party official or candidate for any government office or political party office to induce such organizations or persons to use their authority or influence to obtain or retain an improper business advantage for Buyer or for LFM, or which otherwise constitute or have the purpose or effect of public or commercial bribery, acceptance of or acquiescence in extortion, kickbacks or other unlawful or improper means of obtaining business or any improper advantage, with respect to any of Buyer’s activities related to this Contract
  15. FORCE MAJEURE:LFM is excused from performance of its obligations under this Contract to the extent caused by acts of omissions that are beyond its control, including but not limited to Government embargoes, blockages, seizures or freeze of assets, delays or refusals to grant an export or import license or the suspension or revocation thereof, or any other acts of any Government, fires, floods, severe weather conditions, or any other acts of God; quarantines; labor strikes or lockouts; riots; strife; insurrections; civil disobedience or acts of criminals or terrorists; war; material shortages or delays in deliveries to LFM by third parties. In the event of the existence of any force majeure circumstances, the period of time for delivery, payment terms and payments under any letters of credit will be extended for a period of time equal to the period of delay. If the force majeure circumstances extend for six months, LFM may, at its option, terminate this Contract without penalty and without being deemed in default or in breach thereof.
  16. NON ASSIGNMENT AND WAIVER:Buyer will not transfer or assign this Contract or any rights or interests hereunder without LFM’s prior written consent. Failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Contract, or to exercise any right or privilege contained herein, or the waiver of any breach of the terms or conditions of this Contract will not be construed as thereafter waiving any such terms, conditions, rights or privileges, and the same will continue and remain in force and effect as if no waiver had occurred.
  17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:None of the LFM Indemnified Parties will be liable to Buyer under any circumstances for any special, treble, incidental or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to or loss of property other than for the Products purchased hereunder; damages incurred in installation, repair or replacement; lost profits, revenue or opportunity; loss of use; losses resulting from or related to downtime of the products or inaccurate measurements or reporting; the cost of substitute products; or claims of Buyer’s customers for such damages, howsoever caused, and whether based on warranty, contract, and/or tort (including negligence, strict liability or otherwise). The total liability of the LFM Indemnified Parties arising out of the performance or nonperformance hereunder or LFM’s obligations in connection with the design, manufacture, sale, delivery, and/or use of Products will in no circumstance exceed in the aggregate of sum equal to twice the amount actually paid to LFM for Products delivered hereunder.
  18. APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION:The construction, interpretation and performance hereof and all transactions hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its principles or laws regarding conflicts of laws. If any provision of this Contract violates any Federal, State or local statutes or regulations of any countries having jurisdiction of this transaction, or is illegal for any reason, said provision shall be self-deleting without affecting the validity of the remaining provisions. Unless otherwise specifically agreed upon in writing between LFM and Buyer, any dispute relating to this Contract which is not resolved by the parties shall be adjudicated in order of preference by a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Texas, U.S.A.
  19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND MODIFICATION:These Terms and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any prior agreements or representations, whether oral or written. No change to or modification of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding upon LFM unless in a written instrument specifically referencing that it is amending these Terms and Conditions of Sale and signed by an authorized representative of LFM. LFM rejects any additional or inconsistent Terms and Conditions of Sale offered by Buyer at any time, whether or not such terms or conditions materially alter the Terms and Conditions herein and irrespective of LFM’s acceptance of Buyer’s order for the described goods and services.