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Section Two Thirty-What Now?

April 30th, 2018 by Mike Meyerhoff

I have to assume that if you are reading this that means you work in or at the very least have some marginal interest in the steel industry.  Perhaps you are a steel trader, or maybe manage a company which uses steel to fabricate or manufacture a product. You may be a buyer for a […]


Why Are There Several Oil Prices On This Website?

August 26th, 2015 by Mike Meyerhoff

I would wager that most everyone who makes a living buying or selling steel tubular goods in this country has at one point or another typed “oil prices” into Google.  I would further wager that if they had never done so previously, these aforementioned folks had looked into oil prices for the first time in […]


ASTM A1085

March 31st, 2014 by Mike Meyerhoff

In April 2013, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) adopted the new HSS tubing specification ASTM A1085 as (what is being marketed as) an alternate to and potential replacement for ASTM A500.  Long story short, as the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) updated material requirements to reflect modern advancements in engineering  seismic […]


Polar Vortex…Chilling Fingers & Profit Margins

February 27th, 2014 by Mike Meyerhoff

For most Americans the past three months have been all about shoveling driveways and learning how to ice skate with their cars.  Those living in south Florida and California have had to break out the jeans and windbreakers…what a pity.   The silver lining here is that we’ve all had plenty of extra time to scrape […]