Beam market gets hazier amid second hike

Dec 13, 2013 | 04:07 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Gerdau Long Steel North America, beam prices, price increase, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — The steel beam price environment became a little murkier this past week as Gerdau Long Steel North America increased prices even as the impact of earlier pricing moves remained unclear.

The Tampa, Fla.-based steelmaker said Dec. 10 it would raise its beam transaction prices $10 per ton (50 cents per hundredweight) effective with new orders placed Dec. 13 (, Dec. 12).....

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