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I talk to Canadian & American steel mills daily. It’s the only way I can keep ahead of price increases, tariffs and supply logistics. North American mills do not have the capacity to supply all of our domestic needs. This is where imports play a vital role in filling the shortfall. Obviously purchasing your requirements well ahead of actual work schedules is necessary, but when is the right time to buy?

We’ve had lots of practice at Milltrade. I’ve been doing this since 1981, although this last run has seen my hair turn silver not white! Call us & we’ll give you a mature read on this rebar market.


Welcome Ian Poulsen to Milltrade.   Effective May 1, 2018, Milltrade Building Products Ltd. announced our new partnership with MiTek Canada, Inc. Our role as Master Distributor for MiTek structural connectors encompasses the largest distributor inventory in western Canada. 

Please contact to accommodate your structural connector sales (780-452-1894).


To take a phrase from North America’s biggest retailer, we have “Everyday Low Prices.”We save contractors money every day of the year!Starting Tuesday, May 1/18 through to Monday, May 7/18, we are offering further savings<for our “CONTRACTOR APPRECIATION WEEK!” No bells or whistles, just additionaldiscounts on your purchases. Talk to Chris or [...]

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Higher steel prices have us all scratching our heads. Steel prices will shoot up in the short term due to supply shortages stemming from the United States Section 232 tariffs. U.S. & Canadian rebar pricing is up approximately 29% over the last 12 months.Domestic mill lead times are now out to May or [...]

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The name MILLTRADE… choosing your company name is no small task. In 1982 my associate, Pat Tindall, suggested MILLTRADE - MILL, recognizing the strength of our supplying partners and TRADE, the sale involving today’s currency of cash or credit card. Dealing directly with steel mills was considered crucial in the formation [...]

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 If you’re reading this blog, you’ve found our new website. Thanks for joining us. Our goal is to inform contractors & buyers current pricing trends & market conditions that will affect your costs … after all, in this economy, your purchase price is critical in creating maximum profit towards your job or project. Rebar [...]

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Why are the Prices of Structural Steel Rising?

The price of structural steel varies from day to day; steel is a global commodity whose price relies on different internal and external factors. Natural disasters and the strength of the American dollar can influence the supply and demand of steel, affecting the price of the commodity. In the aftermath of the most recent Tropical Storm [...]

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