West Coast structural tubing price hike erodes

May 16, 2013 | 12:01 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  structural steel, steel tubing, hollow structural sections, A500 Grade B tubing, tubing prices, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — The last vestiges of a West Coast hike of $30 per ton on structural steel tubing appear to be fading away as prices return to previous levels.

Increasing tonnages of core sizes of A500 Grade B hollow structural sections in truckload quantities of about 20 tons are being delivered in the Los Angeles market at the former range of $940 to $960 per ton ($47 to $48 per hundredweight), pretty much "washing away" the impact of increases that were to have begun in March and meant to push prices up by at least $30....

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