Supply Chain

Copper Prices Soar to 10-Year High, Metal Heads toward Deficit in 2021

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE Copper prices have climbed to their highest level in a decade. According to global metals analyst StoneX, copper was already trading at a nearly eight-year high in January when prices surged again in mid-February. In mid-February, copper contracts topped $4.25 per pound, approaching an

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Building Materials Supplier, AGC Economist Attest to COVID Lumber Price Spikes

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By KERRY SMITH, Editor, St. Louis Construction News and Review Magazine A Metro East building materials supplier with 72 locations across four states says the latest analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America is accurate: Builders and consumers are hurting from un precedented increases in the cost of lumber. Robert Plummer, chairman and CEO

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HSA Commercial Executes 213,558 SF Lease with XPO Logistics Supply Chain, Inc. at Park 370 in St. Louis

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Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate today announced that XPO Logistics Supply Chain, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has leased the entire 213,558-square-foot distribution facility at 1619 Park 370 Blvd., an HSA Commercial development in Hazelwood, Mo., a northwest suburb of St. Louis. XPO Logistics is scheduled to take occupancy in April after an interior build-out is completed. “To have a

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