Atlas to stay the course on HSS hike: Zekelman

Jun 07, 2013 | 01:43 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  HSS, hollow structural sections, price hike, Barry Zekelman, JMC Steel Group, Atlas Tube, Hanna Steel, Southland Tube Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — JMC Steel Group Inc. has criticized hollow structural sections (HSS) mills that raised their prices by only $30 per ton, undercutting a leading $50-per-ton increase by JMC subsidiary Atlas Tube Inc.

"There is no benefit to the destructive behavior of some HSS mills," JMC executive chairman and chief executive officer Barry Zekelman wrote in a June 6 letter to customers. "We will not respond to these mills. Our price increase announcement remains unchanged at $50 per ton."....

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