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Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc. Reaccredited ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc. (Rathbone), a producer of cold rolled and cold drawn metal profiles, announced the company’s successful ISO 9001:2015 recertification of its quality management system (QMS). ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized quality management standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which establishes the criteria for which businesses should comply with to implement and maintain a quality management system (QMS).

For Rathbone, the recertification serves as evidence of its commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products. Further, the recertification is a testament to the company’s continued improvement processes to ensure customer satisfaction and its responsibility as their supplier. Rathbone celebrated the outstanding results of zero nonconformances and zero opportunity for improvements (OFI) with a well-deserved Pizza Party.

“With a successful audit now complete, we need to maintain focus for the coming year to sustain this achievement,” said Rathbone’s President Kathy Orszulak. “The management team of Rathbone Precision Metals wishes to thank all employees for their hard work and dedication that makes for a successful and smooth-running organization.”

Telephone System Update

Rathbone Precision Metals is having our phone system updated today (May 18, 2023) and as such, there may may be occasional outages. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to email us at and we will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding and HAVE A GREAT DAY.

Busy, Busy Busy – Thank You for your Patience

The year continues to be a busy year for Rathbone Precision Metals along with many other companies. I want to Thank You for everyone’s patience and understanding as we work thru our orders. I certainly understand that the current extended lead times are not helpful, however nearly all companies have longer lead times currently. And like nearly all companies, Rathbone is doing what we can to increase staffing levels (lol – I hear you chuckling) however our region has a limited availability and its just another challenge.

Again – Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

1 week to Supplier Showcase / Shot Show 2023

It’s been a year in the making – now we are 1 week away from the start of Supplier Showcase / Shot Show 2023. This is an incredible show and an awesome opportunity to find something that you were not aware of previously. Did you know that using Cold Worked Profiles is a means of reducing costs and increasing thru-put? If not, then I suggest stopping by Rathbone Precision Metals booth # 52122 a the Supplier Showcase or Booth# 11531 at the Shot Show and we will be happy to provide information about the befits of cold rolled and or cold drawn profiles. #ShotShow2023 #SupplierShowcase2023 #RathboneProfiles

#IMTS2022 – All Good Things must come to an end.

Wow – what a show. First, I want to THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by the Rathbone Precision Metals booth and learned about the cost savings & benefits of using profiles. I would also like to give a huge shout out to the Rathbone customers who stopped by to say hello. With all the travel issues over the last couple years, it was great to see you in person.

This years show had 86,307 registered visitors, which is down from the last show in 2018, however it sure felt as busy. I think there may have been more excitement at this years show with all the challenges of the last couple years. The folks who did come to #IMTS2022 had the opportunity to meet with 1,816 exhibiting companies.

My quick take away from the show: as I walked thru much of the 1,212,806 square footage of the show, there was a lot of companies with robotics and automation. Yet, tucked away in booth #236331, Dan and Scott were telling visitors about the benefits of cold rolling and cold drawing, a process from the early 1800’s. Can you believe that a production method that old is still providing huge benefits to companies all over the globe.

Not sure how cold rolling or cold drawing can benefit your company’s bottom line – give Rathbone Precision Metals a call.


#IMTS2022 It’s On

#IMTS2022 – After the 2020 show was canceled, it is great to be back. The first two days were exciting as we had a lot of people stopping by to see Dan and I (Scott) at booth# 236331 in the North Building to learn about the benefits of cold rolling and cold drawing. Who would have thought that in a show designed to highlight all the new technology, that a technology from the early 1800’s can still be beneficial in today. Curious about cold roll and cold draw, stop by our booth and speak with Dan and I.

Huge shout out to our customers that stopped by the booth to say hi. Thank you for allowing Rathbone Precision Metals to be your  profile partner. #profiles #rathbone #yourprofilepeople

IMTS 2022 – Chicago, IL

It’s almost here…..IMTS 2022. It’s been four years since the last IMTS show and Rathbone Precision Metals is excited to be back.  IMTS 2022 starts Monday Sept 12th and runs thru Saturday Sept 17th at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. . This is an awesome opportunity for companies to learn about the newest equipment and trends in the machining industry. BUT – why not stop by Booth# 236331 in the North Building, to learn how old technology can REDUCE machine time and scrap. If that is not enough of a reason, maybe reducing costs and increasing thru put are of more interest to you.   Either way, stop by the Rathbone Precision Metals @  Booth# 236331 in the North Building and learn the benefits of cold rolled and cold drawn profiles.

Rathbone Precision Metals is a premier supplier of cold rolled and cold drawn profiles. Since its inception in 1905, The Rathbone Team has strived to produce the highest quality profiles that are used in a  variety of industries. From Aerospace to Underground Infrastructure and everywhere in between, make Rathbone Precision Metals – Your Profile People.

66 Days Until IMTS 2022

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 achieve high quality profiles, which can save you time and money.

To learn more about Rathbone and the Cold Roll & Cold Draw processes and how it can save you time and money, stop by and see Dan or myself. We will be at Booth# 236331, which is in the North Building Level 3.



Happy Mid-Summer Holiday

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 hemisphere. Here in New England, we were fortunate to have over 15 hours and 15 minutes of daylight on that day. Of course, those above 42° latitude were able to enjoy even more daylight. They say that Hammerfest Norway only has a 40-minute night on the 21st – is there such a thing as too much daylight?

I had the privilege of being in Sweden on June 21st one year, where the day is a national holiday. It is called Mid-Summer and they make the most of that day with numerous celebrations and events. Considering some locations in Northern Sweden are darkness around the clock in December/January, no wonder the daylight is celebrated. I recall during my visit, finishing up a round of golf at 11pm and I thinking how awesome that was.

No matter what day of the year or season is your favorite, I wish everyone a Safe and Enjoyable Summer.

PS: Don’t forget to mark your calendars for IMTS @ McCormick Center in Chicago IL from September 12th to 17th. Rathbone Precision Metals will be at Booth# 236331 – see you there.

Shot Show & Supplier Showcase 2022 in Las Vegas, NV

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 show, we would certainly like to discuss how profiles can be beneficial for your business. So, please give us a call at 413-283-8961 or send us your prints to and we would be happy to offer you a free quote and discuss the benefits of profile from Rathbone Precision Metals.