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
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.
announced its increase on mechanical, pipe and structural
products in an Oct. 7 letter to customers.
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
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.