W. Coast plate market remains divided
May 29, 2014 | 05:59 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES The West Coast carbon steel plate market remains divided between escalating domestic prices and slower-rising foreign plate that is $100 per ton or more below delivered tags from U.S. mills.
"Prices are going up, delivery times are being pushed out and we have no indication the mills are going to increase production," said a source at one fabricator thats required to buy mainly domestic plate, noting deliveries have stretched to 16 weeks from about eight weeks at the start of the year.....
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