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Lead Times For SSAB Plate Mills Increase

SSAB Americas boasts an annual steel capacity of more than 2.5 million between its two plants located in Montpelier, IA. and Mobile, AL. Unfortunately, lead times for some products have been pushed out up to 12 weeks, according to one official earlier in August. This would take lead times into the month of November.

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A spokesperson for SSAB Americas confirmed what the company is referring to as a planned maintenance outage running from late October into early November. End markets such as the energy and transportation industries have contributed to the increase in lead times in the domestic market. This is a result of demand remaining firm over the course of this year.

While this bodes well for the economic health of these trades, this development may force plate mills to revise and raise their prices sometime down the road. JD Fields will continue to monitor this story as it develops.

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Prior to founding J D Fields & Company, Jerry Fields gained decades of experience in construction products and piling applications managing equipment rentals, material sales, and product operations. Coupled with his oil and gas experience, Jerry built a rock solid foundation of industry knowledge and relationships that allowed him and his partners to start the company in 1985. Incorporated in Houston, Texas, JDF quickly diversified into multiple construction markets and applications. Today, it is a premiere international source for natural gas pipe and piling products. Strategically positioned at the Port of Houston corridor, our flagship stocking facility has 40 acres of laydown area with steel processing and fabrication capabilities. We carry more than 50,000 tons of pipe and piling inventory throughout the states to serve North America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and other international markets.

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