Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on January 24, 2019
A Minnesota entrepreneur just launched a product he’s been working on for the last 35 years. Why am I talking about this here? Because that Minnesota entrepreneur worked with Mead Metals to source metal material for his product. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Instead, let’s take a moment to meet Tom McMullen and the ClipDifferent Pro.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on January 8, 2019
If you’ve spent a bit of time on our website, you may have noticed three letters strung together: MOQ. And in case it wasn’t made clear at the time, those three letters stand for minimum order quantity. It’s a phrase we reference throughout our website, and it’s important for our current and prospective customers to know about. So beyond knowing what these three letters stand for, let’s look at what they mean and how our minimum order quantity policy benefits customers.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on December 20, 2018
Here at Mead Metals, we are only as strong as the individuals who make up our company. And those individuals are the people who show up each day and do what it takes to meet the needs of our customers. We have many individuals within different teams and departments that make what we do possible.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on December 14, 2018
You, like every other business out there, are trying to constantly gain efficiency and increase productivity. This is crucial in just about any industry, metal manufacturing included. By providing edge rolling and conditioning services, that's exactly what we do. Sheet metal edge rolling results in a cleaner edge, meaning you'll receive a more consistent product that moves through machines more efficiently.Read More
Posted by: Mike Baufield on December 6, 2018
If you're looking for flat material, coil stock can be tough. While high-volume fabricators might have their own equipment to flatten coil and process it into sheets, too often you're at the mercy of pattern sizes and prepackaged quantities rather than being able to order what you need. The leveling and blanking process takes care of that.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 28, 2018
Slitting is a machining service that cuts wide coils to narrower widths. It requires specialized machinery, and when it's done properly, metal slitting can make additional processing faster and more precise.
I've outlined the top reasons why having your metal slit by a metal service center can add ease and save time.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on November 16, 2018
Back in 1998, KMC Stampings was looking for a company they could work with who would support their needs and help them with some of their more niche requests. Specifically, they were looking for a materials vendor that could supply them a variety of materials in small quantities. You see, their existing vendors dealt in large quantities and didn’t carry the variety of materials they were seeking. That was when they first learned about Mead Metals. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…Read More
Posted by: Mike Baufield 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.Read More
Posted by: Mark Anderson on October 24, 2018
What is a mill test report?
Mill test reports detail an important step in a metal product's journey: the step from the mill that melted the metal to the service center the mill sold the metal to. A mill test report is a quality assurance document that certifies a metal product's chemical and physical properties. Below, I'll outline what you typically see in a mill test report.
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:Read More