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 Exactly is ISO Certified? And Why Does it Matter?

Posted by: Jim Wilber on June 17, 2020 | 4 min. read

In a global marketplace, checks and balances need to be in place. Otherwise, it would be difficult to maintain consistency and quality across industries and nations. International standards help to keep a level playing field, and one such organization is ISO. 

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How to Put Bands Around Metal Coils

Posted by: Jim Wilber on January 29, 2020 | 3 min. read

The Importance of Banding

Before we get into the "how" of steel banding, we should probably talk about what it is and why we do it. Steel coil bands have been around for a long time, and for good reason. Putting bands on metal coil makes the coils easier to handle, prepares them for shipping, and keeps workers safe at the same time. At Mead Metals, we ensure that our coils are properly banded to save our customer time and effort in the future. Whether it's on stainless or cold rolled steel, we usually put metal bands on our products to save you some hassle. 

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2 Cases Where Tight Metal Tolerance is Critical

Posted by: Jim Wilber on November 8, 2017 | 2 min. read

We work with lots of customers who require tight tolerances on their metal products. Tight metal tolerances can be critical for any number of reasons, and I'll discuss a few of those reasons below. After that, I'll cover how Mead Metals helps customers meet their tight tolerance needs. But first, the basics.

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How to Handle Late Delivery of Metal with Your Customer

Posted by: Jim Wilber on September 20, 2017 | 2 min. read

Every once in a while, late deliveries happen. There are just too many variables in place to be on time 100 percent of the time. It's probably happened to you from your vendors, and it's likely even happened from you to your customers. However, if one of your vendors has begun consistently delivering your metal late, you may have a larger problem on your hands.  

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