NEW YORK Nucor Corp. has increased transaction prices on
its plate products by a minimum of $30 per ton ($1.50 per
hundredweight) effective for new orders scheduled for
production after March 1.
The increase applies to all carbon, alloy and heat-treated
plate products, the Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker said in a
Jan. 24 letter to customers.
Lisle, Ill.-based SSAB Americas (
amm.com, Jan. 14
) and Chicago-based ArcelorMittal
USA LLC (
amm.com, Jan. 22
) recently increased prices by the
Buy- and sell-side sources have indicated that a strong order
book have pushed lead times for most major mills into the
March-to-April time frame.