HSS mills largely sticking to latest price hike
Aug 20, 2013 | 02:25 PM
| Thorsten Schier
NEW YORK Hollow structural sections (HSS) mills east of the Rockies are largely sticking to recently announced price hikes, although discounts for larger orders are possible, market sources told AMM.
"Lets say if theres an attractive package, they will deviate," a Midwest service center source said, but added that mills are sticking to the increases for spot purchases.
Flat-rolled mills also are holding to their recently announced hikesAMMs benchmark price for hot-rolled sheet held at $33 per hundredweight ($660 per ton) this past weekdriving up substrate costs. "Flat-rolled guys seem to be holding firm. We havent been offered any deals," a southern mill source said.....
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