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Thanks everyone,

From the limited information I've found, it seems that the steel price has dropped about 40-50% since it's peak in July 2008 up to Dec 2008...I'm sure it's come down a bit more since.

I do have a call into my favorite local steel fabricator so hopefully I can get the real low down from them.

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On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM, <ECVAl3(--nospam--at)> wrote:
The best way to get the real scoop on steel prices is to contact a steel fabrication shop and ask them.
s.macie, P.E.
In a message dated 2/24/2009 4:37:38 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, chrisw(--nospam--at) writes:
> Can anyone out there recommend a website that tells you the prices 
> of structural steel over time in say the last 1 to 5 year period? 
> Kind of like a Dow Jones chart for steel?
The indexes like you'll find in Engineering News Record don't tell 
all the story. They report prices at the mill for mill lots. You'll 
pay more, sometimes much more, from a distributor, especially if 
you're buying relatively small quantities or a piece at a time or if 
you need something besides plain ol' ferromanurium.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 

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