Integrated mills exclusively produce flat rolled products, which in the United States is largely allocated to the coil side of flat rolled. There is only one mill group that makes plate from mined products. This limits our purchases from integrated mills to less than 7%, including tubular products made from integrated HR coil substrate.
With regards to international procurement, Schuff maintains a robust partnership with many international sources. We only procure international product if the project allows for it and the general contractors would like an international option. Each year international procurement varies but can include 5-40% of product as required by our customers. It’s important to understand that some international product carries extra duties and tariffs and current worldwide demand has increased so international products are not as cost competitive.