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 does not protect against steel price increases. These contracts usually last for about three months.
Under normal conditions, we are able to secure tonnage and pricing for the entire term.