Category Archives: Brass

Raw Material Pricing – Party like it’s 1999

Remember that old Prince hit?I was dreamin’ when I wrote thisForgive me if it goes astrayBut when I woke up this mornin’Coulda sworn it was judgment day As I was doing the research for this article, that tune kept going … Continue reading

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Copper drops, but not as much as you might think (or wish for)

For an amusing hour or so yesterday, Kitco, my favorite metals reporting web site, was claiming that Copper had dropped a dollar to $2 and change. It must have been a reporting glitch, because later the metal went back up … Continue reading

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Material Pricing

Here’s a brief update on material pricing. Zinc has now fallen from the $2 US/lb that it was late last year to about $1.50 US now. However, many platers buy zinc on contract, and so until their contracts run out, … Continue reading

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Material Prices

Copper has bounced and is back on the rise. From a low of $2.40 a few weeks ago, it’s gone back up to $3. It’s still a whole lot better than the $4 it hit a while back, but not … Continue reading

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