304L - 3.5" and 304L - 5.0" disks.
304L - 3.5" and 304L - 5.0" disks.
Jacquet Midwest, Inc.
1908 DeKoven Avenue, Racine
JACQUET Midwest welcomed winter to Wisconsin today. This is the first snow fall on Halloween Day in Wisconsin since 1926.
Despite the weather, all Waterjets and Plasmas are running and we are ready to help you with any Stainless or Nickel Alloy needs.
For heavy gauge bevel cut waterjet parts, JACQUET Midwest is the clear cut choice.
Please be a guest of JACQUET at the upcoming FABTECH Expo in Chicago, Nov 11th-14th.
We look forward to you visiting our booth during the show.
A Wall Street Journal survey of Small business manufacturing CEO’s in April showed a definite feeling of optimism. Companies with $5-9 million in sales: 58.9% increase in sales, 28.5% remain the same, 8.9% decrease in sales. Companies with $10-20 million in sales: 63.63% sales increase, 27.2% remain the same, and 9.1% sales decrease. How is the Overall Economy vs a year ago: 32.3% improved, 52.8% remained the same and 14.3% worsened.
JACQUET West has just brought in a few thicknesses of 310S stainless steel. SAE 310 stainless steel is a highly alloyed austenitic stainless steel used for high temperature application up to 2,100°F. The high chromium and nickel content give the steel excellent oxidation resistance as well as high strength at high temperature. This grade is also very ductile, and has good weldability enabling its widespread usage in many applications. 310 / 310S find wide application in all high-temperature environments where scaling and corrosion resistance, as well as high temperature strength and good creep resistance are required.
JACQUET West has ordered inventory in alloys 400 and 625 in gauges .25" thick up through .75" thick. Alloy 400 is alloyed copper and nickel and perfect for seawater corrosion resistance. And Alloy 625 is a nickel- based superalloy that possesses high strength properties and resistance to elevated temperatures. It also demonstrates remarkable protection against corrosion and oxidation. Its ability to withstand high stress and a wide range of temperatures, both in and out of water, as well as being able to resist corrosion.
Manufacturing added only 4000 jobs in April, with the net gain coming entirely in non-durable goods. This was in contrast to the overall strong jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total nonfarm employment rose by 263,000 jobs in April. The US unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% from 3.8% in March. A more than 49 year low. Some durable goods categories posted gains, including semiconductors, transportation and miscellaneous manufacturing. While others posted losses, including machinery, primary metals and motorized vehicles and parts. Manufacturing jobs had peaked in June of 1979 at 19.7 million jobs (not seasonally adjusted). Then dropped to a low of 11.34 million jobs unadjusted in February 2010 due to the severe recession. Most recently they have risen to 12.83 million jobs unadjusted as of April 2019.
JACQUET Midwest is pleased to announce the achievement of AS9100D with ISO 9001:2015 QMS Certification. JACQUET Midwest is a Leader in the Distribution of Stainless Steel and Nickel plate servicing multiple industries including Gas and Oil, Chemical, Military, Nuclear and Aerospace.
The internationally recognized AS9100D Quality Management System standard enlarges the requirements of ISO 9001 to meet the rigorous demands of the Automotive, Aerospace, Aviation and Defense industries. This standard is strongly supported by the Aerospace Industry as its principal certification.
This certification reflects JACQUET Midwest’s commitment to Exceed Customer’s Expectations to Achieve and Surpass Industry Standards.
Following an 8 month long process JACQUET West is pleased to announce achieving ISO-9001 and AS-9100 certification. That means all four locations in the US are now ISO-9001 certified. JACQUET West is now also listed in the OASIS aerospace supplier system. General Manager – Chris Weber - said this was one of his primary goals when arriving at JACQUET West 15 months ago. ISO and AS certification validates that your process is sound, your people are trained and tested, and your suppliers are validated to the highest quality standards.
US active rig counts have increased from 978 in 2018 up to 1047 in February 2019. Canadian rig counts have dropped from 306 to 212 in the same time span.
Water injection cutting uses water to constrict the plasma arc rather than nitrogen or argon-hydrogen. This offers a smoother cut edge and minimizes dross. This also greatly minimizes the heat affected zone and less chance of plate warpage due to heat. This is available for a slight premium over standard plasma cutting and up to 2.0” thick.
Allegheny Technologies and North American Stainless both announced price increases for March 1, 2019. ATI announced that 200, 300, 400 and duplex grades will increase $.05/lb and PH grades up 3-6%. This is “necessary to support continued growth and investment in our business”. NAS announced that 304/304L will increase $.04/lb and 316/316L $.06/lb for Discrete plate. Long products had slightly different price increases.
Mill surcharges for March are up $.0464/lb for 304/304L and up $.0556/lb for 316/316L. Nickel has increased on the spot market from $5.23/lb on 1/24 up tp $5.85/lb on 2/26.
North American Stainless has announced that Fuel Surcharges are being increased to 25% for March shipments.