July 19, 2021
St. Louis is a key player in the US’s Midwestern scrap market. The major consumers in St. Louis include US Steel’s Granite works, which makes steel used in the production for tube and pipe. Alton Steel is a primary producer for special bar quality steel (SBQ), SSAB Montpellier produces steel plate and coil, and Keystone steel and wire produces billet, rod , rebar and industrial wire.
The St. Louis region can extend as far south as Arkansas, including Nucor and CMC and SDI in Columbus, Mississippi. Scrap Price Bulletin assesses a broker buying price for prime grades of scrap including no. 1 busheling, no. 1 dealer bundles. Scrap Price Bulletin also assesses pricing for no. 1 and no. 2 heavy melting and plate and structurals, 5 ft. and under, shredded scrap and machine shop turnings
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