Tube, pipe demand seen staying healthy

Jan 18, 2013 | 01:15 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  MSCI, Metals Service Center Institute, tube and pipe, structural tubing, mechanical tubing, OCTG, line pipe, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Tube and pipe distributors are generally optimistic about near-term demand, as some end markets have shown a recent pickup and others are expected to rebound.

"Of all the products that we handle, pipe and tube is probably the brighter spot," one structural pipe and tube distributor source said. "I think that people’s inventories are low and ... there (are) some projects that are going on that have to do with a little bit of building."....

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