Materials Market Digest

Each month, the ASA Materials Market Digest© provides timely information about important trends in a variety of different materials sectors, including:
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel & Alloys
  • Tubular Products
  • Copper
  • Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap
  • Plastics

Each installment devotes a section to these materials where changes in pricing or price-influencing action(s) have occurred within the previous month.  Also included are announced price changes by major producers, action in applicable commodity markets, factors affecting supply or demand, etc.  ASA member wholesalers are encouraged to share this information with their contractor customers.

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The report's author, Jim Olsztynski, former editor of industry publication Supply House Times, mines a wide variety of primary and secondary sources to compile information about industry trends as well as contributes his own anecdotes and commentary drawing from his vast knowledge about the industry.

Learn more about the report's author, Jim Olsztynski.

The ASA Materials Market Digest© is supported by the association's vendor members, and all members are notified via e-mail when the latest installment is available.

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