KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ruskin recently announced a 2% price increase on all steel products. According to the company, "This increase is directly related to the significant price increases in the steel market. Numerous producer bankruptcies, low inventories, and a new 30% tariff on imported steel have caused this situation. This increase will be effective on all orders quoted after July 1, 2002." For more information visit www.ruskin.com or phone 816-761-7476.

Rink Sound Control, a division of Ruskin, announced an increase of 2.5% on all acoustical panels and louvers. Also announcing a price increase of 2% was Swartwout, for the same reasons. Ruskin and Swartwout make dampers, louvers and other ventilation products. Visit www.swartwout.com or phone 816-761-7476.