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66 Days Until IMTS 2022

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I hope you have marked your calendars for the 2022 IMTS Show at the McCormick Center in Chicago Illinois from Sept 12th to the 17th. This is an awesome opportunity to see manufacturing technologies, both old and new. While Cold Roll and Cold Draw are considered old processes, it has been a reliable method to […]

Happy Mid-Summer Holiday

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June 21st is one of my favorite days of the year. While technically not always on the 21st of June, the day is referred to as the Summer Solstice. It is the day the earth’s northern pole has its greatest tilt toward the sun and thus the most daylight hours for those in the northern […]

Shot Show & Supplier Showcase 2022 in Las Vegas, NV

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While Rathbone Precision Metals was looking forward to attending the Shot Show and Supplier Showcase 2022 in Las Vegas, after the 2021 show was canceled, however we have decided that it is better for the safety and health of our staff not to attend the 2022 show. While our booth may be empty at the […]

Happy New Year

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The Rathbone Team would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. As we begin the new year with many of the challenges of the previous year still with us, we remain optimistic that 2022 will be a better year and look forward to continuous improvements as the year progresses.

Happy Holidays

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Hard to believe that 2021 is coming to a close and 2022 will be upon us shortly. It is a time to reflect on the past while at the same time, pondering the future. It is also a time to gather with family and friends. To that extent, Rathbone will be closed for the holidays […]

Rathbone Precision Metals Announces Price Increase

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November 5, 2021 Dear Valued Customer, Due to the change in market conditions and the global business climate, Rathbone Precision Metals is announcing a price increase effective with all orders shipped after January 1, 2022.  Prices will be increased 8 to 10% on average. The increase is necessary given our increased costs and inflationary pressures […]

Lead Times Extended 2 Weeks

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If you recall, in my last blog, I advised all that Lead Times are on the rise and to get your orders in sooner than later. Kudo’s to those that listened and sent in their orders. To those of you that have waited, well…’s not looking good. Rathbone is currently extending the lead time by […]

Waiting only makes it worse!!

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The talk of the town last year at this time was the Covid Virus and while it is still a topic, supply chain/logistics issues is the current challenge for most companies today. While we all have supply/logistic challenges, the award probably goes to those companies who have container/product on the Ever Given, which is still […]

Challenges of 2021 Continue

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While the 1st Quarter of 2021 has come to a close, the challenges of the cold work industry continue. The costs of raw material and associated surcharges continues to climb. In addition, the lead time to acquire raw stock is extending along with some grades not being available. We continue to expect raw material lead […]

Cold Draw Raw Material Prices on the Rise

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Hope everyone’s 2021 is getting off to a good start. As I had mentioned previously, I was hearing rumblings of price increases in the metal market and suggested people get their orders in. Well, the rumor mills were right as I have already received about a half dozen notices of price increases. I can only […]