Heavy plates purchased from conventional mills come with long lead times which means ordering months in advance of need. Market volatility and the pressure for ever greater inventory turns means service centers are reluctant to take the financial risk of carrying large inventories.
In stock and ready for immediate rolling and processing:
ASTM 709 GR 50
ASTM A633 GR C
ASTM A633 GR E
Manufacturers live in a just-in-time world and need a supplier who can deliver on demand. As we see it the market fails to meet this need.