Some US mills offering steel beam discounts

Jan 29, 2013 | 05:25 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, structural steel, wide-flange beams, beams, mill discounting, beam prices, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Discounting has re-emerged in the structural steel market, with sporadic reports of wide-flange beams being offered below published mill pricing.

Some domestic mills this week made offers at discounts of as much as $30 per ton to list prices, market sources said. But such offers have been limited, and it remains unclear how long the trend will last. However, a number of buyers insist that they have yet to see offers that are below list prices.....

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