NEW YORK Wheatland Tube
Co. has boosted prices by $40 per ton ($2 per hundredweight) on
Grade B electric-resistance welded pipe effective with orders
Feb. 5, according to market sources. Wheatland has also hiked
continuous weld pipe, sprinkler pipe and A106 seamless material
by 4 percent effective with orders Feb. 5.
The Sharon, Pa.-based steel pipe
maker, a subsidiary of Chicago-based JMC Steel Group Inc.,
cited "the increase in cost of flat-rolled steel" as the reason
for the hike, sources said.
JMC declined a request for comment.