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Heavy metal Business Blast! In Moncton

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Moncton distribution center serves Atlantic Canada by Metalium- Quebec-based Company.

The Booming news for all scrap metal trader is that the prices of scrap metal are rapidly increasing due to the express industrialization in India as well as China. Meanwhile Steel and Aluminum distributers continues to inflate its Moncton operation to meet the growing demand since the swift  construction going on around Metro Moncton and the rest of Atlantic Canada.
According to Atlantic Regional Manager for Metalium, a Quebec-based distributor of steel and aluminum Mr.James Green says “We're a part of just about every building that goes up in Moncton” However, Recently Moncton has been chosen as its base of company operations for its continuous growth bilingual work force, proximity to highways and geographical location as the hub of the Maritimes along with seven branches in Quebec. From the headquarters on Killam Drive near the Moncton Coliseum, Metalium processes orders for steel and aluminum that are used in projects all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. With in last six month they have increased their staff count from eight to 16.

Metalium is the latest company to make use of a large warehouse facility renovated with tall shelves for storing all the steel and aluminum, and fitted with a special crane that can lift steel beams to the saw where they are cut to length for the customer across from the Coliseum, which until recently was home to the MX Karting indoor go-kart race track. The heavy metal inventory includes steel beams, channels, tubes, re-bar, and even big sheets of steel up to five or six inches thick.

The steels are mostly comes form mills in Canada ans the U.S. “Green says there are many grades of steel and standards required for construction, so each piece must be certified and tracked from the mill to its final destination in case of problems later. For example, if a building or bridge were to collapse because of a flaw in the steel, investigators would need to be able to track each component back to its point of origin.”
The company also carries a big supplies of aluminum sheets, tubes, plates and sections that are used for many applications from building boxes and boats to signs, display cases, trailers and even components for fire trucks besides steel.  The aluminum in the warehouse is stored on floor-to-ceiling racks built for the company by students at BayTech college in Moncton.

According to Green: The logistics of moving steel and aluminum are a big part of the business. While the Moncton warehouse has a large inventory, there are bigger stockpiles in Quebec. The company also has access to a hypotherm high-definition plasma burning table, which can cut thick steel plates to custom shapes, drill precision holes to create components to order.
With this hurried moving in business and custom cutting going on, Metalium has also regular inventory of scratched, dented and other slightly-damaged steel and aluminum, which is offered for sale at reduced prices to contractors and do-it-yourselfers. Metalium will hold an open house next Friday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend and tour the facility to see where all the big steel comes from.

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