West Coast sheet prices inch higher
Aug 17, 2012 | 03:53 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Domestic flat-rolled steel prices continue to edge up on the West Coast despite stiff competition from abroad.
The regions two major flat-rolled producersFontana, Calif.-based California Steel Industries Inc. and Pittsburg, Calif.-based USS-Posco Industrieshave not formally issued an industrywide September price increase announcement. However, sources report the mills have nonetheless started pushing for higher prices when they sit down with customers to sign new spot deals.
"Were negotiating with everybody," said a mill source of September business.....
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