NEW YORK Two
domestic mills have raised fence prices as a result of a
strengthening flat-rolled steel market.
Wheatland Tube Co., a
subsidiary of Chicagos JMC Steel Group Inc., raised
prices on fence framework products by 4 to 6 percent effective
June 11. "Due to increased demands in the automotive and
construction (sectors), steel coil inventories have been
shrinking while lead times are increasing," the Sharon,
Pa.-based company said in a letter to customers.
Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. raised prices by the same
amount effective June 14 "due to recent escalation in hot-roll
steel and the continued transportation cost increases being
experience by Allied," the Harvey, Ill.-based company told