Tag: COVID-19

Copper Trading Up, Increase Effective Now

Update 11/23/20: Copper closed up at $3.29 on Friday, and Copper Tube mills announced a new list price sheet dated 11/23/20. You can download this sheet here. Copper is up almost $.10 this morning close to $3.29/LBS, which is the highest price in over year and close to the highest level in five years. If […]

Copper Closes Over $3.00 Four Times This Week, Market Updates

Copper rose $.05 on Monday, 8/31 to a $3.04 close, and closed over $.03 again on Tuesday, 9/1 at $3.01. Copper closed at $3.00 on 9/2, and $3.04 on 9/4. Update, 9/8: Copper closed at $3.01 Continuing Upward Trend We’re in the second month of a sustained upward trend for Copper. Back in March, immediately […]

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 […]

Monday: New Domestic Steel List Price Sheet

Domestic Steel pipe mills have announced that due to the cost and availability of raw materials, they will be implementing the following cost increases: 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe (Surethread) – 5% 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe – 5% 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe – 5% We will move to a new […]

Copper Tube Products at Merfish United

What’s Happening With Copper in Summer 2020

“It’s no coincidence that global copper prices and Chilean Covid-19 cases are rising together.” -Bloomberg The Copper market has been very volatile during the summer of 2020. Over the past 30 days, Copper has been on an sustained upward trend. This can be attributed to, among other things; the rebound in demand across the world, […]

Greg Leidner, CEO Merfish United

Greg Leidner Featured on PHCP Pros Off the Cuff Podcast

Our CEO, Greg Leidner, was recently featured on the Off the Cuff Podcast from PHCP Pros.  He talks with The Wholesaler Editor Ruth Mitchell about: How Merfish United immediately reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety precautions we have been taking The economic backdrop of the pandemic, including local and national policies How our […]

Stock Up on PVC Pipe for Pool Season

With Pool Season approaching, we have stocked up with the PVC Pipe and PVC Conduit products you need to service your customers. Mix-and-match PVC Pipe with Conduit and other products to make our low minimum for FFA. Our business model is designed for low and unpredictable volume scenarios, exactly like the one we are all […]

Your One-Stop For Sprinkler Pipe

With construction and maintenance or repair of important public health infrastructure underway to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to remind our Fire Protection wholesale customers that our business model – which enables wholesalers to buy a broad array of pipe products from one supplier, at low minimums for FFA – is designed for low […]

How We Can Help Wholesalers NOW, News This Week

With construction and maintenance or repair of important public health infrastructure underway to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to remind our wholesale customers that our business model – which enables wholesalers to buy a broad array of pipe products from one supplier, at low minimums for FFA – is designed for low and unpredictable […]

United Pipe & Steel Truck and Driver

Despite Crisis, They Keep on Trucking.

From picking up extra jobs and staying on the road longer in order to keep grocery store shelves stocked, to the worry of bringing coronavirus from the job to their homes, the freight industry and truck drivers are braving incredible circumstances to keep the nation moving. The Boston Globe has an article with the thoughts […]