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Happy Independence Day!

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jul 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: HD plasma

Languages being added

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jul 2, 2019 9:50:00 AM

By the end of July 2019 our main website will be released in 5 more languages:

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Topics: Localization

Editorial: Go-to resource

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jun 21, 2019 2:36:26 PM
Go-to resource ( Guest Editorial - Modern Metals July 2019)

 

Decades of persistence result in successful specialization of small-quantity orders for superalloys

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Topics: small quantity specialist

Defense Logistics Agency : Approval Letter 2019

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Apr 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

DLA Troop Support Industrial Hardware has approved the audit conducted at High Performance Alloys, Inc. (cc 0HKZ1) to remain a qualified Distributor of Bulk Metals under the Qualified Suppliers List for Distributors (QSLD).

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Topics: DLA, QSLD, 0HKZ1, 64C86

The difference of Working to work & Working to win

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 14, 2019 6:40:19 AM

So I'm currently having another round of sleeplessness, and decided to work on some reports. While going through the report, one of the columns of data is Lead-time. It is an important detail that every salesperson uses daily, and with every quotation a lead-time is to be advised.

Looking through the data, I see the typical 1-2 days. Some specify work days, as in 1-2 work days. Again, very typical for HPAlloy. Even 2-3 days is not horrible. We usually do not work weekends, but we do run extra shifts.

(Did you know that we do offer same day shipping? Of course you have to call early to get a spot... And it has to be able to be pulled, cut, inspected, labeled, packed, cert pulled, packing slip made, package labeled, billed and picked up)

Occasionally I'll see a creative 10-12 days, (this is actually 2-2.5 weeks). Always work in the smallest numbers possible.

A lead time is sometimes negotiable, and should never be ambiguous. If you see a lead-time that is unclear or unacceptable, the quote stage is when you should bring it up to the sales person or their manager.

PROTIP: If you know they day you need it by, tell the salesperson that it is your 
dock date that you need On or Before "OOB", otherwise known as No Later Than "NLT"

More insight into the quoting process?  DYAS is supposed to mean DAYS, and sometimes misspelled as DAUS. 

WKS is weeks, occasionally denoted weejs, clearly a typo though.

ARO is After Receipt of Order

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Topics: HPA sales team, small quantity specialist, metals purchasing tips

NACE Corrosion 2019

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Feb 28, 2019 12:19:19 PM

Nashville in March - We will be exhibiting at NACE Corrosion 2019, so please stop by and say Hello to Russ and Derek. Pick up a brochure, drop a business card. Talk about your latest corrosion issues and challenges - we may have something to offer to help with the situation.

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Topics: NACE Corrosion 2019

2019 Happy New YEAR!

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Dec 31, 2018 11:59:00 PM

It's that most wonderful time of the year to reflect where we have been, and where we are going next year.

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Topics: HD plasma

2018 Holiday Hours

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 6, 2018 9:47:21 AM

November

HPA will be closed on November 22nd & 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. We will return Monday November 26th. 

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Topics: holidays

Cobalt Alloy 6B, AKA HS-6B, STELLITE 6B

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Oct 25, 2018 10:54:54 AM

Did you know that we make our own 6B now?

DFARS: Melted in the USA, forged and finished in Tipton Indiana.

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Topics: cobalt 6B, self mated galling and wear resistance, stellite 6b, buying stellite

New $100 minimum order

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Sep 13, 2018 12:29:36 PM

After 34 years, we changed our minimum order from $75 to $100.

It was overdue. Consistent increases in costs incurred of cutting, packaging, material certificate storage and retrieval, packing list and invoices (generating a record of all these details) has risen over the years.

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Topics: maximum for the minimum, PMI, metals purchasing tips

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