SPECIAL BUSINESS NEWS
Jackson, Mich. Bids for furnishing one 750-gal. triple combination with alternate bid on one 1,000-gal. car of same type will he received until noon. January 17, 1925, by J. E. Whittaker, city manager. Proposals should include trade allowance for one American-LaFrance combination hose and chemical, fully equipped, 4-cylinder type No. 5 in good condition.
Milwaukee, Wis. Bids for 700 gate and tapping valves for water department will he received until January 14, by Central Board of Burchase, D. W. Moan, chairman
Akron, Ohio Bids for 430 tons 6 to 36-inch cast iron pipe for water department will be received until January 16.
Edinburg, Tex. Bids for construction of pumping station at Benitas of about 2,250 h. p., including all accessories, etc., will be received until January 21. by Hi dad go Dounty Water Im-pt., District No. 4, Edinburg, Fred N. Taylor, sec. W. L. Rockwell, supv. engr.
Otisvllle, N. Y. Bids for water works system extensions will be received until noon Jan. 17, by Ronald M. Walker, village Clerk. Involves furnishing, trenching, laying and backfilling about 10,700 ft. 8-inch class B, 3,800 ft. 6-inch class B and about 3,250 ft. 4-inch class B cast iron main, together with furnishing and installing valve**, hydrants, bends, etc. Chas. A. tJridley, Newburgh, X. Y., engineer.
Cottonport, La Bids for water works improvement equipment, material, machinery, etc., will be received until Jan. 15 by mayor and board of aldermen.
New York City -Bids for hauling and laying water mains and appurtenances in various streets in Borough of Bronx will he received until 11 a. m. January 20 by Nicholas J. Hayes, commissioner water supply, room 2351, Municipal B u tiding.
Galveston, Texas — Bids for construction of steel or reinforced concrete reservoir to cost about $100,000 will be received until Feb. 1 by J. H. Kelly, city secretary. C. A. Holt, Jr., engineer.
Paducah, Texas Bids for construction of water works system to cost about $60,000 will be received until Jannuary 25 by J. W. Carroll, mayor. Gantt-Baker & Co., Oklahoma City, engineers.
Kalispell, Mont. — Bids for water department supplies will be received until noon, Jan. 19, by P. F. Holzknech.t, city clerk. Involves 2,350 ft. 12-inch, 17,000 ft. 8-inch, 3,000 ft. 6-inch and 2,000 ft. 4-inch class B be11 and spigot cast iron pipe (bids for pipe to include both 12 and 16ft. length) including about 20 tons standard fittings: 12 tons pig lead in 100-lb. pigs; 1,000 lbs. hemp yarning; 40 fire hydrants; valves; specials; etc.
Washington, D. C.—Bids for construction of pipe line for District of Columbia water supply project will he received until January 15, 1925 by the U. S. engineer office, 250 Old Land Office Bldg.
Faulkton, S. Dak. – Bids for 1,350 ft. well, 6 to 11-inch diameter, also heavy duty pumping equipment and 3,150 ft. 4 to 6-inch water main extensions will be received until January 19. Dakota Eng. Co., Mitchel, S. D.
Jackson, Mich. — Bids for the erection of auxiliary equipment for new water works pumping station and erection of power plant piping will be received until noon, January 24, by city clerk. Flans with City Manager J. K. Whittaker.
Rome, N. Y. — Bids for construction of water supply system for fire protection at the Rome State School for Mental Defectives will be received by superintendent of purchase, dept., of architecture, room 408, Albany. N. Y , until 3 p.m., January 22. Plans with N. Y. office of department of architecture, 18 th floor, Fuller Bldg., Broadway and 23rd St.
CAST IRON PIPE MARKET
Chicago, Jan. 6. —On bids opened by Detroit for 5,250 tons, James B. Clow & Sons were low on part of the tonnage and the prices of the American, United States and Lynchburg companies practically the same on the remainder. With the exception of one figure, which was lower, most of the bids figured back to about $40. base Birmingham, for 6-in. and larger. At St. Paul, where the National Cast Iron Pipe Co. was low bidder on 2,600 tons, the prices named were slightly higher. Ames, Iowa, has placed 130 tons with the American Cast Iron Pipe Co. Saginaw. Mich., takes figures Jan. 13 on 1,500 tons. Akron, Ohio, receives bids Jan. 16 on 430 tons of 6to 36-in. We quote per net ton, f.o.b. Chicago, as follows: Water pipe, 4-in., $52.20; 6-in. and over, $48.20; Class A and gas pipe, $4 extra.
New York, Jan. 6—The usual dullness which marks the first few weeks of the year has not materialized and private consumers are showing a fair detree of interest in purchases for spring delivery and several municipalities are expected to come into the market before long. The city of Philadelphia is expected now to confine its activity in increasing the water supply improvement of the present system rather than construction of a large project. The city of New York will probably appear in the market in the next few weeks for a fair tonnage of water pipe. Jobbers of soil pipe are fairly well covered at the lower discounts recently prevailing and the market has settled into the usual few weeks of mid-winter quiet. We quote per net ton, f.o.b. New York, in carload lots, as follows; 6-in. and larger. $54.60 to $55.60: 4-in. and 5-in., $59.60 to $60.60; 3-in.. $69.60 to $70.60 with $5 additional for Class A and gas pipe. Demand for soil pipe continues active and discounts have been advanced 2points. Discounts of both Northern and Suthern makers of soil pipe, f.o.b. New York, are as follows: 6-in.. 40 to 41 1/4 per cent, off list; heavy, 50 to 51 1/4 per cent, off list.
Boston, Jan. 6—There is a firmness in prices noticeable. Boston has awarded 1,500 tons of 48-inch pipe to the Warren Foundry & Pipe Co., the only sizable tonnage placed in this territory during the past fortnight. Pipe prices are reported as follows: Class B. 4-inch and smaller. $66.10 delivered Boston common rate points; 6 to 16-inch, $61.10; 20-inch and larger, $60.10 a ton. Differentials of $4 to $5 are asked on class A and gras pipe.
Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 6— Several new orders are reported by the cast iron pipe producers. Winter buying holds out bright promise and the several plants in the Birmingham district look for good demand through the year. Quotations are on a $40 base for 6-inch and over pipe. All pipe is being shipped as quickly as tested.
San Francisco, Jan. 3 -There have been quite a few awards in cast iron pipe during the past week. Although. generally speaking, the market is rather quiet at present. The awards were: City of long
Beach, 924 tons, 20-inch class B cast iron pipe to V. S. Cast Iron Pipe Co., Los Angeles. City of Alhambra. 577 tons, class B cast iron pipe to National Cast Iron Pipe Co.. Los Angeles. City of Spokane. Wash., 750 tons, 6 to 12-inch, class B cast iron pipe to National Cast Iron Pipe Co., San Francisco. City of Whittier. 1,400 ft.. 8-inch class B. cast iron pipe to U. S. Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Co., San Francisco. City of Paso Robles. 109 tons. 4 and 60-inch class B cast iron pipe to McWane Cast Iron Pipe Co., Los Angeles. City of Los Angeles. 2519 tons cast iron pipe to American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Los Angeles.