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Challenges of 2021 Continue

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 times and costs to increase as the economy improves.

While most of these items are beyond the control of Rathbone Precision Metals, we want to do what we can to work with you during these challenging times. We cannot stress enough that you review your profile requirements and order 4-8 weeks sooner than your normally would. Do not hesitate to call us for current pricing and lead times for your profiles.

Thank you again for your business and please contacts us with any questions or concerns you may have.
The Rathbone Team

Cold Draw Raw Material Prices on the Rise

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 strongly suggest, that if you were going to place an order in Q1-21, then I suggest sooner than later, if you want to save money.

Rathbone has been serving the cold roll and cold draw industry for over 100 years. Call or email for your free quote.