Texas wire mesh mills bypassing distributors

Jul 29, 2013 | 03:37 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Wire rod, wire mesh, competition, distributors, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Tight competition among concrete reinforcing steel wire mesh producers in Texas and the Southwest is leading to aggressive market tactics, with some producers bypassing their distributors and selling directly to distributors’ customers, sources told AMM.

"Producers are getting more aggressive. They’re going directly to the customer themselves and they’re not going through distribution," a source at a wire mesh distributor in Texas said.....

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