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#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.

https://directory.imts.com/8_0/floorplan/?hallID=23&selectedBooth=booth~236331

 

 

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 sales@rathboneprofiles.com and we would be happy to offer you a free quote and discuss the benefits of profile from Rathbone Precision Metals.

Happy New Year

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

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 as follows:

  •  Christmas: Thursday & Friday / Dec 23 & 24
  •   New Year’s:  Friday / Dec 31

We at Rathbone Precision Metals would like to take this opportunity to thank all for their patronage over the last year and look forward to our continued relations in 2022. We would also like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season.

 

Rathbone Precision Metals Announces Price Increase

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 that we face. As you are aware, cost pressures are not limited to just raw materials but also include labor, utilities, supplies, packaging, and freight.

Capacities and overall mill constraints continue to push lead-times out and we strongly encourage our customers to review their requirements and place orders sooner rather than later.

Rathbone is committed to meeting your current and future requirements. We will continue to monitor the market and deliver the best value for your organization.

As always, the Rathbone team appreciates your business and looks forward to being your valued supplier.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your sales representative.

Best Regards,

Kathryn Orszulak                                                          Scott Chisholm

President                                                                        Sales Manager

 

Lead Times Extended 2 Weeks

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…..it’s not looking good. Rathbone is currently extending the lead time by 2 weeks on most orders. Please note that this is in addition to the raw stock lead time which have been on the rise for awhile.

The Rathbone Team is doing what they can do to get orders produced as quick as possible. However, I can not stress enough to get your orders in as soon as possible. Are you working on a project for 2022, it’s not to early to call us to review how profiles will save time and money.

If you should have any questions, comments or concerns, give Rathbone Precision Metals a call @ 413-283-8968

Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc. is a premier producer of custom cold rolled and cold drawn profiles since 1905. We are located in Palmer MA USA and can be reached @ 413-283-8961 or sales@rathboneprofiles.com