NEW YORK Two more mills
have thrown their weight behind a price increase on hollow
structural sections (HSS).
Hoover, Ala.-based Hanna Steel
Corp. has raised prices on all tubular products by $50 per ton
effective midday March 6, while North Kansas City, Mo.-based
ExlTube Co. has boosted prices on its square, rectangular and
round mechanical and structural products by the same amount
effective with the close of business the same day, according to
company letters sent to customers.
Orders currently on the books
will be price-protected for shipment through April 1, both
The increases follow an apparent leading move by Atlas Tube
Inc. earlier this week (
amm.com, March 5).