Firm coil prices spur latest HSS increase

May 09, 2014 | 02:51 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  steel, pipe and tube, hollow structural tube, HSS, price increase, substrate, American Tube Manufacturing, Atlas Tube Inc. Independence Tube

NEW YORK — Hollow structural sections (HSS) producers east of the Rockies are pushing through further price increases in response to rising substrate costs.

American Tube Manufacturing Inc., Birmingham, Ala.; Atlas Tube Inc., a subsidiary of Chicago-based JMC Steel Group Inc.; Independence Tube Corp., Chicago; Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube LLC, Chicago; and ExlTube Co., North Kansas City, Mo. (, May 8) all raised HSS prices by $40 per ton beginning May 2 and continuing into this....

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