Steel beam market steady, imports decline

Jul 17, 2014 | 06:10 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Steel, beams, prices, imports, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Steel beam prices have remained steady as imports fail to put much pressure on domestic mill tags.

“I don’t see prices going up or down,” said one service center executive, while another pointed out that generally soft scrap pricing has been increasingly “decoupled” from beams in recent months as producers maintained transaction tags, which are remaining at or near the published f.o.b. mill level of $820 per ton ($41 per hundredweight). ....

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