The Section 232 launched by President Donald Trump's administration investigating how steel imports affect the national security of the United States represents a dramatic shift in trade policy from all previous US administrations. With the President tackling steel dumping from a national security standpoint rather than a traditional trade case one, the findings of this investigation could drastically affect down stream customers steel customers of all types when they come out.
Whether or not hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel, galvanized steel, or diamond plate prices alter drasitcally remains to be seen. Click on the link above to keep reading and learn more.
The American populace witnessed significant debate on the domestic steel economy this Presidential election for this first time in many election cycles. While this focal point was welcomed by those in the industry stateside, many began to wonder exactly how each candidate would look at and shape trade policy and ultimately the steel market.
What long term affect will the new Presidential administration and policies have on pricing in the flat rolled steel market!? Click on the link above to keep reading and learn more.
Recent market and political developments have led to multiple price increases in flat rolled carbon steel over the past few weeks. Domestic mill prices on hot rolled carbon steel have increased by over 3.00 cwt alone over the past few weeks, leading to an uptick in orders and extending lead times to at least a month from previous lead times of at least two weeks.
Where is the market going for the remainder of 2016 and Q1 of 2017? Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
In the past month, flat rolled steel sheet and plate prices have surged higher than they have been in over a year. Manufacturing and steel distribution warehouse purchasers have been left wondering if prices will continue to increase; and, when the market will flat-line.
It may be a ways off before we see a plateau in flat rolled steel sheet and steel plate prices; and, many experts believe that there may be more potential price hike increases as the steel market waits for scrap price announcements. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
In recent weeks at Camden Yards Steel, we have continued to keep tabs on market prices trending upwards in the hot rolled, cold rolled, and hot-dipped galvanized steel categories. It no longer seems to be a question of whether or not the market prices on hot rolled steel will increase. Instead, the question is how high prices will continue to climb before plateauing.
While there are a few skeptics, industry experts believe we are a ways off from seeing a plateau because of several factors including increased lead times by mills, less mill capacity, low market inventories, and more difficult access to foreign material. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
As mentioned in previous posts, hot rolled steel is the most basic form of carbon steel. However, the scale that is left behind on hot rolled steel after it is formed is undesirable in many manufacturing applications and processes. In order to combat the scale issue, mills started to pickle and oil their steel to create a more desirable product for end users.
Thus, hot rolled pickled and oiled (from here on referred to as HRPO) flat rolled steel coils were born. HRPO steel is still considered hot rolled steel even though it does not have any scale. The final product of HRPO steel is created when steel mills use acid baths to remove the scale that usually forms on the surface of carbon steel coil, as the coil is cooling. Click on the above title to keep reading and learn more.
The most basic form of carbon steel is hot rolled steel. Hot rolled steel coil is instantly recognizable by the bluish-tinge scale that covers the outside surface of a hot rolled carbon steel coil.
The scale covering hot rolled steel is actually iron oxide that forms on the surface of the steel during a chemical reaction that occurs when the hot rolled steel is created at a steel mill. Because of this scale, hot rolled steel is best suited for use where the surface finish is not critical to the end user. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
At Camden Yards Steel, we are a process driven focused company specializing in the carbon flat rolled steel business. We believe that superior processes and our great people lend themselves to the best carbon flat rolled steel products on the market.
Because of this focus, we invest in the best equipment in the flat rolled steel processing market allowing our company to become experts in high speed loop type slitting, precision plate leveling, multi-cut precision blanking, and custom shearing. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
In today’s blog we will review Camden Yards Steel’s product overview. As a flat rolled steel processing and distributing company, we specialize in cut-to-length and slit carbon steel products. Camden Yards Steel carries a wide variety of carbon flat rolled steel products in coil, slit coil, plate, sheet, and blank forms. Click the title above to keep reading and learn more!
Hello and welcome to our new website and blog! Periodically we will be posting tidbits and news about the steel industry, our professional analyses on the steel & flat rolled steel markets, and topics ranging from general steel knowledge to metallurgical findings.
We hope that you will find our site useful and that any information shared here will help you grow and expedite your business processes whether they are in either manufacturing or metal distribution. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!