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Domestic Welded Steel Pipe Increase

Due to rapid changes in input costs like raw materials and energy and freight and fuel, domestic steel pipe mills have announced a price increase of $200/TON, approximately 10%. We will hold current levels through the close-of-business today, 3/25, and move to a new domestic welded steel pipe list price sheet on Monday, 3/28. Please […]

Increases: Import Seamless Steel Price, CPVC Pipe, Threaded Rod

As the conflict in Ukraine and Russia continues, supply chain disruptions from these areas continue to impact the global supply of raw materials, like pig iron which is a key raw material input in the manufacturing of hot roll coil (HRC) which is used as the basis for import seamless steel pipe. As a result, […]

Metal Conduit Increase

Due to continued cost increases of energy, transportation, and zinc, combined with the ongoing increases in steel cost, domestic metal conduit manufacturers have announced a price increase that is now in effect. Please call your Merfish United representative for more information or to place orders now. How We Can Help Merfish United’s business model – […]

Why Steel Pipe Costs Are Rising Rapidly

Update 3/16: The steel market has been highly volatile recently, and market conditions are rapidly changing day-to-day. As a result of rising shipping and freight costs and tightening supply due to manufacturing disruptions stemming from the turmoil in Russia and Ukraine, a price increase of $400/TON or 25% is now in immediate effect. A new […]

Domestic Steel Price Increase Monday

Due to rising input and freight costs, domestic steel pipe mills have announced a price increase of approximately 10%. We will be holding current price levels through close of business local time on Friday, 3/11 and release a new list price sheet that will be in effect on Monday, 3/14. Please call your Merfish United […]

Increases on Copper Tube, Seamless Steel Pipe and Aluminum Conduit

Because of market conditions, with copper closing up over $.15/lb this week and up almost another $.10/lb this morning, the mills have announced a new list price sheet representing an approximate 3% increase taking immediate effect. A new list price sheet dated is now available. Also, due to rising costs of raw materials, production, and […]

PVC Conduit Increase on Monday 2/28

Due to the continued rising cost and shortages of PVC resin and the additives required to make PVC pipe and conduit, coupled with the high demand for finished products and long lead times, PVC Conduit mills have announced a 3% price increase taking effect on Monday, 2/28. We will hold pricing at current levels through […]

PVC Plumbing Increase

Due to rising costs of both raw materials and freight, coupled with the lack of availability of PVC pipe products, PVC pipe mills have announced a 5% increase going into effect on Monday 2/7. We will hold current price levels through close of business Friday 2/4, and move to a new list price sheet dated […]

Threaded Rod Increase on 1/10

Due to continued increases in both steel and freight, threaded rod manufacturers have announced a price increase. We will be holding current prices through 5pm local time on Friday, 1/7. A new list price sheet dated 1/10 will be uploaded to our website and in effect starting on Monday. Please call your Merfish United representative […]

Our New Year’s Holiday Schedule

From all of us at Merfish United, we wish you and your family a healthy and Happy New Year! We will be closed Thursday 12/30 and Friday 12/31, returning to normal business hours on Monday, 1/3. Please call your Merfish United representative to place orders before the holiday break. More Info: List Price Sheets Our […]