W. Coast steel tubers reluctant to join hike
Jun 21, 2013 | 12:40 PM
| Frank Haflich
NEW YORK Key West Coast tubing producers continue to hold back from joining a price hike, but some buyers think rising coil prices could trigger an increase despite a weak market.
Tubing mills east of the Rockies have already announced hikes of $30 per ton, scaled back from an initial $50 per ton, but California tubers balked at joining their counterparts in the East and Midwest as a lagging construction-dependant market has failed so far to show convincing signs of improvement.....
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