A Look at Mead Metals' Full Inventory

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 21, 2022 | 5 min. read

Since 1961, Mead Metals has taken pride in our ability to respond to customers’ requests quickly and consistently. Our superior inventory is one of the main reasons we can prioritize the success of our customers and their businesses. We also have experience and expertise in procurement and quality assurance, making us a trusted source for top-tier metal products. Whether your needs are large or small, Mead Metals is committed to helping you fulfill them with high-quality inventory and services.

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What Sets Mead Metals Apart?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 17, 2022 | 2 min. read

Since our start in 1961, Mead Metals has taken pride in our customer service, the quality of our materials, and our record of on-time delivery. We know that customer satisfaction is what keeps our business strong. It’s also what we believe in as part of the Midwestern culture we like to call “Minnesota Nice.” 

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A Metal Supplier with On-Time Delivery, Every Time

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 14, 2022 | 2 min. read

When working with Mead Metals, you can rest assured knowing your order will arrive on time. Our company tracks how well we meet or exceed quoted lead times, and we’ve found our estimates to be accurate 99.98% of the time. So when you receive a quoted delivery date, you can be confident that your materials will arrive when expected.

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Why Your Metal Service Center Needs to be RoHS and DFARS Compliant

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on April 20, 2022 | 4 min. read

If you work with metal, chances are you’ve heard about DFARS and RoHS. But what do they stand for? And what do they have to do with where your metal is melted?

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Use These Basic Tests to Identify Metal

Posted by: Jim Wilber on April 14, 2022 | 5 min. read

The most important part of a metal-based project is knowing the exact materials you’re working with. Whether you’re determining which metal to use or trying to order more of an unknown metal you already have, accuracy is essential. 

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What Is Minimum Order Quantity in Metal Manufacturing?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on April 14, 2022 | 5 min. read

If you’ve spent any time in the metal supply industry, you may have noticed three letters strung together: MOQ, or “minimum order quantity.”

It’s a phrase we use often. But what does MOQ mean in manufacturing? And how does Mead Metals’ MOQ policy benefit you?

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How Our Customer Service Team Sets the Bar for Metal Suppliers

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on April 5, 2022 | 3 min. read

As a whole, the metal service center industry isn’t known for providing great customer service. That’s a tough stigma to overcome, and it’s one of the reasons we’re committed to keeping quality service as a primary focus of our business.

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5 Reasons to Choose Mead Metals as Your Metal Service Center

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on March 29, 2022 | 3 min. read

It should come as no surprise that I think being a Mead Metals customer is a great idea — I’m their director of sales. But over my time at Mead, I’ve come to recognize five distinct reasons why working with Mead Metals rises above other steel and metal service centers.

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Types of Metal and Their Applications

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 21, 2022 | 4 min. read

How many types of metal are there? 

According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, there are 94 metals on the periodic table, and each can then be classified in different ways. However, the most common classification is by iron content.

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Copper Alloy 110 for Thermal Conductivity

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 8, 2022 | 2 min. read

Copper alloy 110 has the second-highest electrical conductivity of all metals. If you’re wondering which metal is at the top, it’s silver, but you won't find silver wiring in electrical applications. In addition to the fact it’s considerably more expensive, silver lacks copper's other desirable qualities such as ductility and malleability. So, for the majority of applications requiring electrical and thermal conductivity, copper is the go-to option.

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