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Why Material Costs Remain High

Demand for housing and renovations remains high, creating high demand for building materials, including copper, steel and PVC resin. This article from Boston.com cites the following: Copper supply volatility, including tube and wire. “Seventy-seven percent of home builders the NAHB surveyed said they had encountered at least some shortage of copper wire.” PVC resin and […]

Strut Increase on Tuesday, 7/6

Strut manufacturers have announced that they will be raising prices on all products due to rising input costs. We will be holding current pricing levels through Friday, 7/2, and implementing a 7% increase with a new list price sheet when we return from the July 4th holiday break on Tuesday, 7/6. Please call your sales […]

Domestic Steel Pipe Increase Tomorrow, 6/15

Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating input costs, they will be implementing a price increase on the products below by the following amounts: 7% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 7% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 7% on 1” – 10” Sprinkler Pipe We will be holding […]

Disruption in Ocean Freight, Increasing Delays and Costs

Another major ocean shipping disruption is underway This affects global supply chains Rising costs and delays result Ongoing high demand, low supply situation There is currently a disruption in ocean shipping, which has been more significant than the Suez Canal backup in March. The Port of Yantian in China is responsible for roughly 25% of […]

Corsicana Will-Calls Now in Houston, Texas

Merfish United will soon be moving all distribution resources in Texas to our warehouse in Houston. This consolidated facility will allow us to strategically stock an even broader array of inventory while expanding our product offering and extending will-call hours. Effective Monday, 6/14, we will no longer offer will-call pickups at our Corsicana warehouse. Customers […]

Strut Increase on Monday, Threaded Rod Increase Coming Soon

Update: New list price sheet dated 6/7 now available. With continued rising input costs and supply challenges similar to other products we carry, strut manufacturers have announced an increase going into effect on Monday. A new list price sheet dated 6/7 will be uploaded to our website by then. Please call your Merfish United representative […]