NEW YORK Five tubular product mills are increasing prices by $40 per ton effective with shipments Nov. 4.
Atlas Tube Inc. kicked off the increase, followed by Southland Tube Inc., Independence Tube Corp., Hanna Steel Corp. and Welded Tube of Canada Ltd.
Structural pipe and tube mill Atlas Tube, a subsidiary of Chicago-based JMC Steel Group Inc., said in an Oct. 4 letter to customers that its increase applies to all hollow structural sections (HSS) shapessquares and equivalent rectanglesthrough 22 inches square, as well as all HSS rounds up to 20 inches in outside diameter. The increase will apply to all unconfirmed quotes and contracts, the company said.
Southland Tube announced its increase on mechanical, pipe and structural products in an Oct. 7 letter to customers.
Chicago-based Independence Tubes increase applies to 2- to 12-inch squares and corresponding rectangles, and all ITC50 pipe size and round HSS through 16 inches in outside diameter, it said Oct. 7.
Concord, Ontario-based Welded Tube of Canadas said Oct. 7 that its increase applies to HSS and mechanical tube products, and Hoover, Ala.-based Hanna Steel Corp. said it was increasing all tubular products.