Steel prices skyrocket

Muzzi, Doreen
April 2004
Southeast Farm Press;4/14/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p1
Trade Publication
Discusses the value and increasing cost of steel for farm machinery and implement manufacturers. Unusual levy of prices at the time of delivery or delivery only at the market price in effect; Surcharges for all kinds of products that have metal in them with the possible increase in the added fees; Increase in demand for steel by China and other countries with current shortages of the raw material and a weak U.S. dollar as the complete recipe for higher steel prices.


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