W. Coast structural tubing prices weaken

Oct 25, 2013 | 06:08 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, State Pipe & Supply, structural steel tubing, hollow structural sections, HSS, Young Steel & Tube, Kloeckner Metals, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — West Coast structural steel tubing prices continue to soften amid a continuing shakeout in distribution capacity, with some buyers believing the bottom may be near.

Truckload prices to distributors for core sizes of A500 Grade B hollow structural sections (HSS) in the Los Angeles market are estimated at $46.50 to $47.50 per hundredweight ($930 to $950 per ton) and possibly lower for larger buys, reflecting a reported decline of about $1 per cwt in the past six weeks. ....

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