Midwest tubing mills make another try with $40/T hike

Dec 03, 2007 | 10:43 AM | Frank Haflich

Producers of structural steel tubing are trying once again to boost prices following a failed attempt earlier this year, buyers on the West Coast said.

Major Midwest tubing producers—including Atlas Tube Inc., Harrow, Ontario; Bull Moose Tube Co., Chesterfield, Mo.; Independence Tube Corp., Chicago; and Leavitt Tube Co., Chicago—have told customers they have raised prices by $40 a ton, sources said. Atlas, Bull Moose and Independence attributed the increase, which also involved other products like mechanical tubing, to rising raw material costs.....

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