Sheet lead times, spot activity said shrinking

Sep 24, 2012 | 02:45 PM | Chris Prentice

Tags  flat-rolled steel, flat-rolled sheet, hot-rolled sheet, cold-rolled sheet, service center, steel distributors, steel mills, Chris Prentice

NEW YORK — Domestic mill lead times for most flat-rolled steel products have been shrinking as service center sources report limited spot buying amid a combination of readily available material and little-changed demand.

"I think especially in these first few weeks of September, order books are a little lean," one service center source in the Midwest told AMM.

A service center source in the North agreed, noting that lead times have come in at most of his company’s suppliers in recent weeks.....

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