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Americans Face Record Metals Prices as Shipping Costs Surge

  • Price to ship aluminum accounts for 20% of total cost
  • Not enough trucks and rail cars to move metal across the U.S.
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Surging prices of the raw materials needed for your refrigerators, automobiles, window frames and plumbing show no signs of abating as America’s supply-chain crisis spills into another year.

John Gillespie is seeing the issues continue to mount across the country. The commodity manager for Superior Essex helps supply a large chunk of the metal wiring that electrifies U.S. homes and power grids and said the shipping and logistics charges for copper and aluminum are the most significant increase as part of the all-in cost.