A Look at Mead Metals' Full Inventory

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on November 5, 2018

As an industry-leading metal supplier, maintaining adequate inventory is an essential component of meeting the needs of our customers. It is our coil and sheet metal inventory that allows us to maintain efficient turn times and provide our customers with accurate lead times.

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The Quality vs Price tradeoff in Metal Products [Infographic]

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on October 15, 2018

We've all heard the phrase, "you get what you pay for," and when it comes to metal purchasing, this phrase definitely applies. To help you see how the price of metal products is oftentimes related to quality, we put together a handy infographic. Check it out: 

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Mead Metals Customer Feature: Sons Tool Inc.

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on October 10, 2018

When it comes to smaller, niche metal service centers like we are at Mead Metals, every customer and every customer relationship is extremely valuable. We’re thankful anytime they’re willing to provide feedback or share their testimonial. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with a Purchasing Manager from one of our long-term customers and learn what he appreciates most about working with us.   

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Red Iron Range Hoods - A Mead Metals Success Story

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on August 16, 2018

One thing we haven’t had much of an opportunity to do on our blog is featuring our customers. Until now, that is. Today, we’re featuring Mike Route. Mike is a Wisconsin-based artist and award-winning blacksmith and owner/operator of Red Iron Studios. Among his custom and technical ironwork, Mike has found a unique and interesting application for copper sheet metal: custom range hoods. Let’s learn a little more about Mike and his work.

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A Metal Supplier with On-Time Delivery, Every Time

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on August 8, 2018

When you work with Mead Metals, it’s okay to expect on-time delivery. In fact, we encourage it. We track how accurately we meet or exceed quoted lead times, and I can confidently state they are met with 99.98% accuracy.

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The Mead Metals Reject Policy

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on July 10, 2018

Even with the highest commitment to quality or the strictest adherence to quality control measures, sometimes material that’s not fit for the job it’s meant for makes it to delivery. While it might not happen often, it still happens. And in those times, what really matters is how you (as the provider of the material) react. Here’s an inside look at how we handle “reject” materials at Mead Metals.

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Is Your Metal Supplier ISO Certified?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 26, 2018

Every single metal supplier isn’t going to carry a current ISO 9001 certification. It requires time and resources to obtain and maintain ISO certification, and depending on the specifics of their business, a metal supplier may opt out of ISO. Here’s how you can find out if a metal supplier is ISO certified and a few details on why it matters.

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5 Reasons to Choose Mead Metals as Your Metal Service Center

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 14, 2018

It should come as no surprise that I think being a Mead Metals customer is a great idea – I’m their Director of Sales. My role allows me a front row view of the effort we put into meeting the needs of our customers. If I had to pick the top five reasons why becoming a Mead Metals customer is a great idea, here’s what I would choose.

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How Much Lead Time Does a Metal Service Center Need?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on May 23, 2018

Metal service centers provide an essential role within many industries, all of which seem to be working in a just-in-time environment. Knowing a material order's lead time and whether or not it’s a time you can rely on can make a world of difference, especially when a failure to meet deadlines can have a significant impact on your bottom line. So, let’s get back to the question: how much lead time does a metal supplier need? Like with many situations, the truest answer is also the least satisfying: it depends.

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Mead Metals' Standards - Quick Response, Quality Materials, On-Time Delivery

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on May 16, 2018

In any business, there are going to be standards and practices that differ from one company to another.  We’ve found that by deciding which areas are core to our business and putting in the effort to support them, we’re able to better serve our customers. Our standards are to provide customers with quick responses, quality materials, and on-time delivery. Here’s how we make it happen.

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