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January 18, 2018

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Copper Scrap Exports to China Under Serious Threat
ASA Materials Market Digest©
Copper scrap exports to China are under serious threat from that government’s imposition of severe impurity thresholds for imported scrap. China told the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November that it intends to allow no more than 1.0 percent impurities in non-ferrous scrap metals and 0.5 percent for ferrous scrap. Scrap exporters say those levels will just about kill their business with China. Visit MY ASA for the latest and archived installments of ASA’s Materials Market Digest©.
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Immigration Agents Raid Over 100 7-Eleven Stores, Warning All U.S. Employers to Prepare for Random Immigration Audits
Sesco Management
Hundreds of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents walked into over 100, 7-Eleven stores throughout California—without any notice or warning. The acting Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations said that the 7-Eleven raids were “the first of many” and serve as “a harbinger of what’s to come” for all employers across the United States.
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Energy Metals Inc.: Master Distributor
Energy Metals, Inc.
Energy Metals, Inc. is a master distributor of specialty stainless and high-grade nickel alloy pipe, fitting and flanges. We are dedicated to providing great service as well as product, which is why we have a quality assurance process for all inbound and outbound material. Each shipment is visually inspected and PMI is performed on pipes, fittings and flanges. We can also perform the same testing on outbound shipments as well as D-meter tests to verify wall thickness. With a highly experienced sales team located in the USA and overseas, EMI can assist customers around the globe with all their specialty stainless and high-grade nickel alloy pipe, fitting and flange needs around the clock. More

ASME Issuing 5th Edition of Guide to B&PV Codes
American Supply Association
This month, ASME Press will issue the fifth edition of the classic reference manual Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes. The two-volume set, which was edited by K.R. Rao, has been completely updated to address the 2015 Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code, as well as topics pertinent to the most recent edition of the Boiler & Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code, which was released in 2017.

The new 1,800-page guide encompasses 40 chapters — many of which are entirely new or extensively rewritten — that cover the 12 sections of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, as well as relevant piping codes. Each volume features a concise, easy-to-comprehend introduction outlining the contents of that volume. The guide also includes two special chapters addressing expected trends related to the Code, a comprehensive index of 8,000 Code-related items, and biographical data for the 51 B&PV Code experts who contributed to the handbook.

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9 Reliable Ways to Cultivate Creative Thinking
The benefits of creative thinking are enumerable. Having this skillset will enable you to tackle problems with unique perspectives, come up with special ideas and, overall, be a more effective performer.
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Trenton Pipe Nipple Company, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of stainless steel flanges to our product offering. Trenton Pipe now stocks high quality forged stainless-steel flanges in class 150 - 300 in accordance to ANSI B16.5 grades 304 and 316, the size ranges from ½” to 8”.


Course of the Week — Team Excellence
Organizations know that every one of their employees is valuable and contributes unique talents and experience to each project or task at hand. Effective collaboration not only helps to increase the quality of results, but also the productivity. Team Excellence is the one-hour training resource that ensures teams achieve these outcomes. Participants fundamentally learn to CARE by discovering techniques for effective Communication, maximizing individual Ability, producing Results, and fostering Esprit de corps. Among these techniques, they learn to create synergy, set goals, cultivate accountability, and coordinate effective team building activities, effectively allowing them to achieve high performance. LEARN MORE
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Model 4992 Close Quarters Cutter
Meet our New Model 4992 Standard features:
• Cuts ¼” – 2-3/8” non-ferrous tube and plastic pipe and tube
• Cuts thin wall material like traps and tail pieces with no distortion
• Great for under vanities, close to walls, waste and overflows
• Eliminates sawing which can loosen joints
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The MDM Certification Program is Leadership Training Tailor-Made For You
American Supply Association
Don’t take our word for it. MDM graduate, Roger Stauffer of Hirsch Pipe & Supply, had this to say about the MDM Program, “One of the greatest things that I’ve learned through the MDM Program was delegation. It taught me I can get more done and done right if I use it correctly. I’ve taken the philosophy of think, analyze, and delegate from the MDM Program and it has made me a better, more successful manager.” When asked who he would recommend the program to, he said, “The MDM Program is great refresher for those who have been in the industry a while and offers a new perspective as well. For those who are newer to the industry, this Program would help them get where they want and/or need to be to reach that next level. I would recommend the MDM Program to everyone.” LEARN MORE
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Seal Well ® flexible couplings are manufactured onsite by Boshart Industries. Couplings are marked with size and pipe materials for easy identification and installation. With sizes up to 12” available, they have excellent dimensional flexibility which reduces installation time and ensures a leak proof seal. Learn more

Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss
American Supply Association
This week's news: Will Industrial Robotics Outstrip US Manufacturing Attempted Re-employment?

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