Costs push W. Coast tubers to raise prices

Nov 20, 2012 | 05:02 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  structural steel tubing, West Coast, A500 Grade B, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — West Coast producers of structural steel tubing have finally moved to boost prices due to the rising cost of coil feedstock.
West Coast tube makers—and the regional depot of at least one Midwestern mill—began telling customers last week they are raising their prices $40 per ton ($2 per hundredweight), according to market sources. The increases were effective beginning with orders ranging from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19 and include product being shipped at various dates, depending on the mill. ....

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