Record Steel Prices and Product Shortages Force Companies To Scramble To Fill Orders

One of the worse steel shortages in history is squeezing electrical manufacturers still struggling to recover from the electrical wholesaling industry’s three-year economic slump.

Many manufacturers and reps are calling the steel crisis the worst they have seen in their careers, or at least since a similar steel spike in 1973 and 1974. Mark Magno, vice president of marketing for Wheatland Tube Co., Collingswood, N.J., said the current steel crisis is worse than the one in the 1970s be

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