30/03/2017

Betting on Industrial Valves and Fittings

At MES Inc. we acknowledge the importance and relevance of industrial valves and fittings manufacturing for a myriad of industries in North America. Although we have witnessed a slow-down of the heavy manufacturing and drilling activities over the past few years, the demand for valves, pumps and fittings has remained relatively constant. While industry revenues declined 5.2% in 2015, and […]
30/03/2017

MES Takes On a New Challenge: Oxygen Free Copper

At MES Inc. we love to take on new challenges and no challenge is too big for us. When one of our oldest clients presented us with a request for oxygen free copper to be used in vacuum interrupters, the sourcing team took on the almost impossible task of finding a supplier for the highly restrictive material. Impossible because there […]
30/03/2017

Iron Forecast Over 2017

Click the link on the left to check out our detailed analysis of the iron, iron ore, and steel metal markets.  This article reviews these markets’ performance over the past 5 years with a forecast for 2017 and beyond.
28/03/2017

How China Is Disrupting Supply Chains in Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a series of trips to Eastern Europe in 2016 as part of his advocacy campaign for the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (OBOR). The initiative, launched by Xi Jinping in the autumn of 2013, aims to link Asia with Western Europe, CIS countries, and Africa through a network of interconnected […]
28/03/2017

Debunking Buy American, Made in U.S.A. and Assembled in U.S.A.

Our business model brings us often to the negotiation table with representatives of companies who appreciate the benefits we bring to their business in reducing the total cost of ownership, but are worried about “Buy America” and “Made in U.S.A / Assembled in U.S.A.” constraints. On more than one occasion we helped potential clients to understand better those constraints. BUY […]