West Coast steel tube price increase up in air

Apr 01, 2013 | 04:45 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, structural tubing, HSS, hollow structural sections, A500 Grade tubing, West Coast tubing, price increases, tubing prices Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — West Coast structural steel tubing producers are standing by a recently announced price hike, but most buyers believe it’s still too early to judge its success.

West Coast tubing producers began raising prices by $30 per ton ($1.50 per hundredweight) effective with new orders placed March 11, the first increase since last year (amm.com, March 14). But both buyer and mill sources continue to debate just how much resistance the announced increase is meeting.....





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