Posted by: Brian Rothstein on January 12, 2021
The customer relationships that stand the test of time have so much to teach us. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to someone who’s worked with Mead Metals to source material for over 28 years—as long as they’ve been with the company. Below, I’ve shared some highlights from this conversation with the VP of Sales and Marketing at Engel Diversified Industries.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on December 14, 2020
What is It?
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 November 18, 2020
Have you ever known somebody so long that you can’t even remember how you met? That just happened to be the case during a recent conversation with the President of HSI Metal Stamping. Our two companies have been working together before both of our times. I guess it’s just the sort of thing that happens when both companies started up in the early 60s and 70s. Still, we had a great conversation about our more recent working history. You know, the past two or three decades.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on September 25, 2019
Check Out Our New Video!
As you saw in this video, Mike details how Mead Metals works with customers who require material certifications. Below, I've provided an even more in-depth account of how we handle certifications.Read More
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
Posted by: Chris Schwartz on July 19, 2018
While many variables can cause issues in metal materials, it's important to recognize and identify any issues that could affect your project. Today, I'll cover a few common quality issues seen in metal products and explain the best time to spot them.Read More
Posted by: Chris Schwartz on January 17, 2018
It's true. When it comes to meeting the needs of our customers, quality is at the top of our priority list. When it comes to priorities within our company, safety comes first, but that's a story for another day. Today, I'll be covering additional details about our dedication to quality and how it helps us meet the needs of our customers.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on December 11, 2017
RoHS and DFARS are both regulatory standards that apply to the metal industry. Today, I'll explain what RoHS and DFARS are and what industries they affect. Then, I'll explain why complying with these regulations matters and what it has to do with the metal service centers you work with.Read More
Posted by: Jim Wilber on November 8, 2017
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.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on August 9, 2017
Today, I'll be covering one important topic related to compliance within the metal industry: conflict minerals. Read on for an explanation of what these minerals are and why it's important for metal vendors and manufacturers to know where their metal products are sourced.Read More