NEW YORK At
least five tubular product mills are increasing prices by $20
per ton effective with shipments Dec. 16.
Structural pipe and
tube mill Atlas Tube Inc., a subsidiary of Chicago-based JMC
Steel Group Inc., said in a Nov. 15 letter to customers that
its increase on all hollow structural sections (HSS) shapes up
through 22 inches square (squares and equivalent rectangles) as
well as all HSS rounds up to 20 inches in outside diameter will
apply to all unconfirmed quotes and contracts.
The move was followed
Nov. 18 by tube and pipe maker American Tube Manufacturing Inc.
and Southland Tube Inc., both based in Birmingham, Ala.;
Chicago-based Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube LLC; and
Concord, Ontario-based Welded Tube of Canada Ltd.
Maruichi Leavitt, which according to its website makes
structural, mechanical and HI-Y 50 pipe-size tubing, said that
its increase is applicable to all products and size ranges;
Welded Tube of Canada said its increase applies to HSS and
mechanical tube products; and Southland said its hike is
applicable to mechanical, structural and pipe products.