Category: PVC

PVC Plumbing Increase 9/27/21

Effective 9/27/21: Due to both increasing raw materials costs stemming from disruptions in the supply chain and to higher freight costs, PVC pipe mills have announced a price increase taking effect on Monday, 9/27. We will be uploading a new list price on our website by Monday morning, and all open quotes expire at end […]

Threaded Rod Increase, Market Update for Steel, PVC and Copper

What’s happening: Threaded rod increase on Monday, 9/20 Steel prices continue up PVC volatile from storm disruptions PVC conduit increase Copper ups and downs Threaded Rod & Continued Steel Increases Due to escalating input costs, threaded rod manufacturers have implemented a price increase of approximately 10%. We will be uploading a new strut list price […]

Market Update for August, Steel Price Increases

See what’s happening across commodity markets, and what’s sustaining the low-supply, high-demand scenario we find ourselves in. Steel: Record highs for hot rolled coil (HRC) continue, up almost to $1,900/ton and with lead times of 8-10 weeks. Demand continues to outpace supply for finished steel products, whether it’s appliances, cars, or steel pipe. Because of […]

Plastic Conduit

PVC Plumbing, Conduit and Metal Conduit Increases

Mills and manufacturers of commodity pipe products and other building materials are working to produce during a time of limited availability of raw materials and increasing costs of freight. Below is a list of upcoming price increases being implemented by mills. Please call your Merfish United representative for more information or to place orders. PVC […]

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 […]

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 […]

PVC Pipe Increase Effective Now

A new list price sheet for PVC Pipe is now in effect. As a result of the impact of Winter Storm Uri on the Gulf Coast, where most of the country’s petrochemical infrastructure is located, PVC resin manufacturers continue to try to restore their operations and production to normal levels. Even today, three out of […]

A March Commodities Update; PVC, Copper, Steel

What’s happening: Demand for copper, steel and PVC raw material is high Inventories for materials are low Covid-related supply chain disruptions remain Here’s a March, 2021 commodities update. Please call your Merfish United rep for guidance on purchasing, especially as you consider your needs for the spring buying period. We’re able to help you manage […]

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 […]