Update of Fax Number / lower packaging prices

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jan 24, 2020 5:05:57 PM

The only thing that stays the same is change.

With the advent of email, the usage of (the commerce changing) facsimile machine has diminished.

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Topics: Packaging

INCOLOY 27-7 Mo sheet and plate stock available

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jan 3, 2020 2:14:15 PM

INCOLOY® alloy 27-7MO (UNS S31277; EP 1,263,999 B1) is an advanced 7% molybdenum super-austenitic stainless steel offering corrosion resistance in most environments superior to 6% molybdenum super-austenitic stainless steels.

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Topics: INCOLOY 27-7Mo

[HEADS UP]: Inserted Third Party SCAM *Beware*

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Dec 30, 2019 2:47:07 PM

While I cannot say that it is a common occurrence, I wanted to write this to let our viewers know of it's existence, how it happens and how to reduce the possibility.

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Topics: banking safety

Recent ASTM specification updates

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 25, 2019 3:50:28 PM
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Topics: specification updates

2019 Terms & Conditions update

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Sep 3, 2019 2:42:03 PM
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Topics: terms

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

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