As of April 1, 2021, a Variable Steel Surcharge (VSS) will be applied to all products.

Variable Steel Surcharge

Unprecedented Steel Costs

As you may know, there have been unprecedented increases in steel and material costs since the last quarter of 2020. At McShane, our average cost for steel has increased by more than 90% since December, doubling our cost. This trend is forecasted to continue for much of 2021.

Variable Steel Surcharge

McShane will be implementing a Variable Steel Surcharge (VSS) on all products.

  • The VSS will be effective as of April 1, 2021 shipments.
  • The VSS will start at approximately 20%
  • We will update the VSS quarterly; based on our average material costs. Though our costs are being modified monthly we are trying to minimize the impact on our customer’s.

At McShane, we deeply regret this situation. We are hopeful that steel costs will stabilize and return to a more palatable level. As our costs drop, we look forward to being able to reduce the VSS accordingly.

If you have any questions on the VSS or your purchases, do not hesitate to contact us 1(800) 735-3632 or

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