W. Coast tube makers sticking with price hikes

Aug 21, 2013 | 11:06 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, structural tubing, West Coast, price increase, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — West Coast producers of structural steel tubing are sticking with a July price hike, even as lagging overall demand, intense competition and sharply discounted imports make a full implementation difficult.

California tubing producers last month announced $40-per-ton hikes that were due to take effect by July 12 (amm.com July 17), pushing prices for core sizes of A500 Grade B hollow structural sections in the Los Angeles market up to $980 to $1,000 per ton ($49 to $50 per hundredweight).....





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