Aluminum shipments ‘schizophrenic’ in June
Jul 17, 2012 | 03:04 PM
| Suzy Waite
NEW YORK Aluminum shipments by U.S. and Canadian service centers have become increasingly erratic, with distributors forecasting that the choppy trend will continue through the summer before stabilizing later this year.
"Its schizophrenic," one aluminum service center source told AMM. "Were having some incredibly slow days and were having some incredibly great days. It makes no sense."
A second service center source agreed. "Everyone is having spot moments that are phenomenal. There are days when you say, What the heck is happening? I (dont have time to) get my second cup of coffee. Then there are days when the phone isnt ringing at all," he said. "People say its slower, but almost everyone at one point in the last month has said, Weve had this great week that made our month." ....
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