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Revenue Recognition

Revenue Recognition
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
Revenue Recognition Revenue Recognition
Revenue is generated primarily from contracts to produce, ship and deliver steel and specialty chemical products. Revenues are recognized when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to our customers upon shipment, in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. The Company's revenues are derived from contracts with customers where performance obligations are satisfied at a point-in-time or over-time. For certain contracts under which the Company produces product with no alternative use and for which the Company has an enforceable right to payment during the production cycle, product in which the material is customer owned or in which the customer simultaneously consumes the benefits throughout the production cycle, progress toward satisfying the performance obligation is measured using an output method of units produced. Certain customer arrangements consist of bill-and-hold characteristics under which transfer of control has been met (including the passing of title and significant risk and reward of ownership to the customers). Therefore, the customers can direct the use of the bill-and-hold inventory while we retain physical possession of the product until it is shipped to a customer at a point in time in the future.
Sales tax and other taxes we collect with revenue-producing activities are excluded from revenue. Shipping costs charged to customers are treated as fulfillment activities and are recorded in both revenue and cost of sales at the time control is transferred to the customer. Costs related to obtaining sales contracts are incidental and are expensed when incurred. Because customers are invoiced at the time title transfers and the Company’s right to consideration is unconditional at that time, the Company does not maintain contract asset balances. Additionally, the Company does not maintain material contract liability balances, as performance obligations for substantially all contracts are satisfied prior to customer payment for product. The Company offers industry standard payment terms.
The following table presents the Company's revenues, disaggregated by product group from continuing operations:
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in thousands) 2023 2022 2023 2022
Fiberglass and steel liquid storage tanks and separation equipment $ —  $ 287  $ 50  $ 401 
Heavy wall seamless carbon steel pipe and tube 9,366  12,284  32,052  36,782 
Stainless steel pipe and tube 26,695  38,322  86,931  125,277 
Specialty chemicals 20,052  27,328  65,164  84,070 
Net sales $ 56,113  $ 78,221  $ 184,197  $ 246,530 
Performance obligations are supported by contracts with customers, providing a framework for the nature of the distinct goods, services or bundle of goods and services. The timing of satisfying the performance obligation is typically indicated by the terms of the contract. The following table represents the Company's revenue recognized at a point-in-time and over-time:
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in thousands) 2023 2022 2023 2022
Point-in-time $ 51,403  $ 71,616  $ 170,037  $ 225,237 
Over-time $ 4,710  $ 6,605  $ 14,160  $ 21,293