Monthly Archives: January 2015


Roller Die + Forming Acquisition of Pyramid Mouldings

I wanted to let everyone know about the Acquisition of Pyramid Mouldings of Green Cove Springs Florida as of March 14th. This will give us, an additional 3 plants in the United States, and a Location in Mexico. We are very excited about this acquisition, for it brings together two great companies in the Roll Forming space. If you have any questions please feel free to call H. Ray Hammons (502) 969-1327

Important News on Steel Prices, Supplies

Here at Roller Die, our awareness of steel market activity is crucial. Many of our blog entries are dedicated to the topic. Our knowledge dictates our timing — the goal is to purchase when prices are lowest, to pass savings on to our customers. Plan your projects soon; steel prices are changing. Please see the letter below from our vendor, Kenwal Steel, regarding an anticipated price increase: “…All of the [...]

Steel Pricing and Lead Times

COLD ROLLED Most of the integrated mills are full for March on Cold Rolled. We were busy rushing our March orders to the likes of AK and Severstal yesterday. Mittal is currently on lead times but everything I hear tells me that they are full for March. USST is still a questions mark. Have heard that their larger mills(like US Gary) are already closed for march but a couple of [...]

Steel Prices Moving Up

Last week, I read a report from Goldman Sachs that said that we have seen the bottom in the steel prices for carbon-based products for the year. This was report was shortly followed by e-mails from the mills to notify us that steel prices moving up starting January 1 2010.

Price Increases

This past Friday, Nucor sent an e-mail to us saying that they are going to raise their prices. I know a lot of people who keep saying that the prices won’t hold, and they are waiting for a decrease. I would not wait to lock in prices, for we are already seeing improvement in the economy. The first positive sign is that the auto industry said that they will increase volume [...]

Steel Availability

I am getting concerned about the steel availability even for the most basic products. We have seen our lead time increase this past week. In addition to this pricing has gone up over 20 percent as well. If you want to protect yourself I would suggest that you contact us about setting yourself up on a contract. The contract will ensure that the product you want will be there. It [...]

Steel Prices Part II

The steel prices will rise next year, as well as from the rest of the commodities, for the following reasons. The United States has started printing money to help battle the economic crisis, and this is not a political statement just an economic fact. When this has been done in the past it has caused a rise in the inflation rates. The second effect of this economic crisis is that [...]

Steel Pricing

Steel Prices are heading up, and we believe that they will move pretty fast over the next couple of months, and will be back above last years pricing. There are several reasons for this. The first one is that the Steel Service Centers are carrying inventory at historic lows. So any increase in demand over the next couple of months will drive prices up. The Second reason is that the [...]