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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 […]

Domestic Welded Steel Pipe Increase on 1/20

What’s happening: Domestic steel pipe mills announced a 10% increase. A new list price sheet is now available. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced an immediate price increase on Domestic Steel as a result of the continued escalating cost of Hot Roll Coil. The increase will be as follows: 10% on 1/2″ – 4″ Continuous […]

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 […]

Domestic Steel Increase Coming 1/11

What’s happening: Domestic steel pipe mills have announced a 12% increase. This is due to increasing input costs. A new list price sheet is available. Domestic steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating costs, they will be implementing the following increases on the products below: 12% – 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe […]

Happy New Year! Our Holiday Schedule.

From all of us at Merfish United, we wish you a Happy New Year! We’re excited to turn the page on 2020, welcoming 2021 and the recovery it brings. We will be closing on Wednesday, 12/30 at 3:30pm local time, with sales and operations returning to normal business hours next Monday, 1/4. Please call your […]

Our Holiday Schedule

From all of us at Merfish United, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays! This has certainly been a challenging year and we’re thankful for your continued business. We will be closing on Wednesday, 12/23 at 3:30pm local time, with sales and operations returning to normal business hours next Monday, 12/28. […]

Copper Increase Effective Now, New List Price Sheet

Copper continues to climb closing over $3.60/lb yesterday. As a result the Copper Tube mills announced a new list price sheet with an increase of approximately 2.5% – 3.5% and a new list price sheet taking immediate effect. Please call your Merfish United representative to place orders now. Please call your Merfish United representative to […]

Domestic Steel Increase, New List Price Sheet on 12/21

Because of continued rising input costs, domestic steel pipe mills have announced the follow increases on the products listed below: 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe – 10% 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe – 10% 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe 10% We will hold current pricing levels through close-of-business today, 12/18 and implement […]

Closed Thursday: MA & PA Warehouses

Our Ipswich, MA and Easton, PA distribution centers will be closed tomorrow, 12/17 due to the impending Winter Storm Gail. A winter storm warning was issued in these states and no deliveries or will calls will be available on Thursday. We plan to resume normal operations on Friday, 12/18. For more information, please contact your […]