W. Coast tubers pressured to slash prices

Sep 25, 2012 | 04:29 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, structural tubing, hollow structural sections, West Coast, tubers, tubing prices, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — The West Coast structural tubing market, which had resisted the softening price trend east of the Rockies, this week succumbed to pressures and fell at least $20 per ton, market sources said.

Prices for larger buyers on A500 Grade B hollow structural sections in the Los Angeles market have declined to $960 to $980 per ton ($48 to $49 per hundredweight) from an earlier $980 to $1,000 per tonne ($49 to $50 cwt), the sources said.....

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