Universal Stainless & Alloy Products announced a base price increase of 5% on all premium melted grades for products manufactured at its Bridgeville, Dunkirk and North Jackson facilities. The increase will be effective for all new orders effective April 1. Current material and energy surcharges will remain in effect. Chris Zimmer, vice president of sales and marketing, commented, "We are committed to providing our customers high quality steel with industry leading delivery performance and lead times. This price adjustment is necessary to support our ongoing reinvestment into our facilities to better serve our customers."