Category: Electrical

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 […]

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 […]

PVC Increase Effective Now, Import Steel Pipe Increase Soon

Yesterday, PVC Plumbing pipe mills announced another immediate price increase. This is a result of the continued rising costs of PVC resin and other vital ingredients used in the plastic pipe manufacturing process, which are all still related to the interruptions caused by the deep freeze storm in Texas back in February. These rising raw […]

Domestic Steel, Strut and Rod Increases

UPDATE: a new list price sheet on Monday, 5/24 is now available. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to continued escalating input costs, they will be increasing prices on all threaded pipe, as well as the products listed below: 7% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 7% on 2” – 18” Grade […]

New Strut List Price Sheet

Limited supply and high demand have resulted in increases New Strut list price sheet dated 5/3 Metal conduit increase PVC conduit increase Flatbed availability is tight Earlier this month, strut manufacturers announced an 8-18% price increase going into effect today due to rising input costs. Historic demand and low supply levels have seen cold roll […]

PVC Pipe Increase Effective Now

This past Friday, 4/23, the PVC pipe mills announced another increase which takes effect immediately. The ongoing challenge between tight supply due to the continued high cost of resin, with additional increases announced for May by the four major resin producers, and above-average demand continues to keep PVC and ABS pipe in short supply. Lead […]

A Mid-April Commodities Market Update

What’s happening: Lack of availability and strong demand are rising raw material costs Inventories are low and the supply chain is stretched thin A lack of shipping containers and domestic freight is increasing input costs Strong demand and pricing increases are expected to continue throughout 2021 As the Covid-19 recovery continues to gain momentum across […]

Import Seamless Steel Pipe, Metal Conduit Increase

A new globally sourced seamless steel pipe list price sheet is now in effect. A price increase on metal conduit will be in effect Monday. Lack of raw materials, shipping delays, and freight increases are driving up pricing. As a result of continued increasing input costs, we will be implementing a 10% increase on globally […]

Increases 3/22: Globally Sourced Welded Steel Pipe & Strut

The impact on the global supply chain of imported steel pipe continues due to the rising cost of both scrap metal and hot roll coil (HRC), increasing vessel costs and the lack of shipping container availability. These cost pressures, coupled with unusually long delays at ports around the country related to the unloading, sorting and […]

New PVC Plumbing, Seamless Steel Pipe, and Threaded Rod List Price Sheets

As many in the region were, PVC resin producers were significantly impacted by the severe winter storms that impacted the gulf states last week. As a result, all major PVC resin producers declared force majeure due to a lack of available material to ship. The storm caused plant stoppages, delays in shipping, and significant disruption […]