West Coast steel tubers hike prices

Jul 17, 2013 | 04:51 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  West Coast tube producers, steel tube, price increase, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — West Coast producers of structural steel tubing, after holding back while mills east of the Rockies announced two sets of price hikes, are now attempting to implement $40-per-ton increases of their own.

Increases by California mills were due to become effective between July 5 and July 12, depending on the mill, market sources told AMM, noting that announced hikes usually don’t actually begin until the last mill’s move takes place. Orders entered prior to the increase­—ranging as far as mid-August for some mills—will still be shipped at the earlier price, sources added.....





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