Steel News

US HRC prices drop, downward pressure to continue

The following article from Steel Business Briefing outlines the current and continuing drop in HRC pricing.  The 4th quarter is usually a slower time for steel usage and prices are normally weaker than other quarters.  The sources used by steel mills have dropped faster than their selling prices of semifinished[…]

Iron Ore Prices Slip Further

The following article appeared in the Australian Financial Review and was sent to me from a vendor. From this article it appears iron ore has been slipping and many forecast it to drop further in 2017.  Note the broad difference in price estimates from  “the professionals”.  Goldman Sachs predicts a bearish[…]

Surplus Steel Sheet Pile

We have available subject to prior sale the following: Unused Steel Sheet Pile in pairs 100 pair = 100.8 net tons PZC18 x 20 ft Weight per foot = 50.4 lbs Location near San Jose California Condition:  half epoxy coated, some rust Grade ASTM A-572 – 50 Contact us at 602-381-1006[…]

Friday Food for Thought & Predictions for the Future.

Here is a message I received from a friend with predictions for the future.  It’s not too hard to believe these could come true. I don’t know the author of this.  Maybe somebody at the Kahn Academy?  In any case enjoy and keep learning! In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees[…]

West Coast scrap drops further

In today’s steel business briefing there is an article which follows outlining the quick drop in scrap pricing for export to Taiwan via containers.  In short, scrap dropped about $100/mt in the past 3 weeks and is now about $180 to $190 mt loaded containers at the LA port.  Meanwhile,[…]

New Sheet Pile available

We have the following available subject to prior sale: Section: H1707 Producer: Hoesch Grade: S 355 GP Length: 12 meters Quantity: 1,500 mt Let us know where you need this tonnage delivered. Certs: MTR Ex. H1707 This is subject to prior sale.

200 metric ton surplus 1070 wire rod

We have subject to prior sale the following Diameter: 5.5 mm Coils: 2.12 metric tons Condition slight rust Location Southeast USA Photos and chemistry available upon request. Payment in advance or at time of shipment unless otherwise agreed.

Twitter @AllianceSteel

In March 2009 we decided to start a twitter account, and when there is something worth sharing, and the spirit moves me, I tweet about it. Today I found an app that summarizes the topics  have been tweeted . Here it is as a “Wordle”