Metalforming Xtra – Steel Surcharges and Shortages are Hitting Metalformers Hard: “At the end of January, steel producers were operating at only 83-percent capacity, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. The shortages that producers face of raw materials, such as coke and iron ore, coupled with the skyrocketing price of scrap used in minimill production, are causing great pain among steel users in the form of mill-product surcharges. “

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