Friday, August 9, 2013

Gallery of Atlas Bronze Selfie's

Pedro & Ruth (Pedro has been with Atlas for over 10 years, he is a Jack of All Trades and helps keep our Warehouse Operations running smoothly!  Chances are Pedro has cut your material at one point or another :)

Nancy, Jason & Ruth - Nancy & Jason work in the Trenton location and are the anchors in that ship.  Jason is our Warehouse Manager and Nancy is basically his right hand man!

Chris, Jason, Melissa & Ruth - Chris is our Vice President of Operations...I affectionately refer to her as MOM, as she is the wisest woman in Metals I know!  Melissa is in our Sales Department and has been with us for over 5 years.  She is one of the sweetest and caring co-workers!

Katie, Anthony, Eneldo & Ruth - Katie & Eneldo are Sr. Sales Rep's and are amazing at their job.  I sit in between them at the office, so I learn a lot to say the least.  And Anthony in the back is our IT/Project Manager who could basically work at the Apple Store :)

Fancy Nancy & Ruthie Toothie (our nicknames)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Economic Activity Rebounds -- Article from Metal Center News

Hi All:

I have been following after the economy reports and although I'm hesitant to jump on any bandwagons, I was encouraged to read the following:

**Article taken from -- Metal Center News - click here to visit

Economic Activity Rebounds After Month of Contraction

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector bounced back in June after a month of contraction, according to the latest ISM Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management in Tempe, Ariz. ISM’s June PMI registered 50.9 percent, up 1.9 percentage points from its May figure. A reading above 50 indicates growth.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries surveyed, 12 reported growth in June, including primary metals, fabricated metal products and machinery. The average PMI for January through June of 51.5 percent corresponds to a 2.9 percent annual increase in GDP, ISM claims.

The trend was not as positive for hiring, however. ISM's June Employment Index registered 48.7 percent, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points. Manufacturing employment contracted for the first time since September 2009, when the index registered 47.8 percent.

ISM's New Orders Index increased in June by 3.1 percentage points to 51.9 percent, while its Production Index increased by 4.8 percentage points to 53.4 percent. 

**Article taken from -- Metal Center News - click here to visit**