Rebar, wire rod output to inch higher: Kerkvliet

Feb 05, 2013 | 04:51 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  rebar, wire rod, residential construction, nonresidential construction, Gerdau Long Steel, Jim Kerkvliet, Samuel Frizell

LAS VEGAS — The burgeoning housing and nonresidential construction markets will boost rebar and wire rod production in 2013 and 2014, according to Jim Kerkvliet, Gerdau Long Steel North America’s vice president of sales and marketing.

The rebar market will grow 4 to 4.5 percent in 2013, with wire rod expected to grow 3 percent on a boost in the construction sector, Kerkvliet said at SteelOrbis’ Rebar and Wire Rod Conference in Las Vegas.....

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