Category: PVC

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 […]

PVC Pricing and Availability, Affected by Winter Storm Uri

What’s happening: Winter Storm Uri hit critical PVC supply chain infrastructure in the Southern U.S. PVC resin producers have been declaring force majeure, limiting availability of raw materials. This will affect PVC pipe mills’ ability to maintain production levels and supply. We are monitoring the situation and will provide availability and pricing updates. UPDATE, 2/19: […]

February Market Update, Import Steel and Shipping Increases

What’s happening: Click here to see our new globally sourced welded steel pipe list price sheet. A global shipping container shortage is causing import prices to skyrocket. Lack of availability of raw materials, including steel, are contributing to high costs. New list price sheets for domestic steel, PVC plumbing, strut and threaded rod released in […]

PVC Pipe Increase Monday, 1/25/21

What’s happening: PVC resin is going to increase in January and February. Due to overall availability and high demand. PVC pipe mills announced a 3% increase. A new list price sheet will be available 1/25/21. Commodity PVC resin, the raw material used to manufacture PVC pipe, is going to increase in January and February. This […]

January Market Update, Import Steel Increase 1/18

What’s happening: All three major pipe products categories all volatile to start 2021. PVC, copper and steel pipe have seen increases. This is due to increasing costs in raw materials and freight. The global market for raw materials including steel, PVC resin and copper has been more volatile than every before all at once. We […]

A December Update on Commodity Products; Steel, Copper and PVC

Learn more about upcoming price increases on Globally Sourced Steel Pipe and Strut products. As the United States and the rest of the world recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the supply chain for commodity pipe products is being tested. Recent coronavirus surges in the U.S. have slowed recent reopenings, but news of upcoming vaccines are […]

New PVC Plumbing & Domestic Steel Price Increases

Domestic Steel Pipe: Domestic Steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating input costs, they will be increasing prices by the amounts listed below: 5% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 5% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5% on 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe We will be holding current price […]

PVC, Steel and Copper Market Updates, 9/22/20

A number of factors have contributed to the volatility and rising costs of pipe: PVC – Resin prices remain high after damage to manufacturing facilities during Hurricane Laura. Prior plant damage to facilities in Louisiana and ongoing power outages continue to limit raw material availability for PVC Pipe mills, keeping supply tight. Steel – Increases […]

New PVC Pipe List Price Sheet: 9/4/20

PVC Pipe mills have been subject to significant PVC resin cost increases over the last four months, which resulted in as many new list price sheets during that time. With major PVC resin producers declaring force majeure after Hurricane Laura, the PVC supply chain has been further restricted. With the cost of raw materials going […]

Hurricane Laura’s Impact on PVC Manufacturing

This past week, Hurricane Laura severely damaged parts of Louisiana where a large amount of PVC resin is produced. Many PVC Pipe mills are supplied from resin producers in this area. The aftermath is being assessed and PVC manufacturers are disclosing damages and timelines for repairs.  This disruption in the supply chain joins other challenges […]