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Polar Vortex…Chilling Fingers & Profit Margins

February 27th, 2014 by Mike Meyerhoff

For most Americans the past three months have been all about shoveling driveways and learning how to ice skate with their cars.  Those living in south Florida and California have had to break out the jeans and windbreakers…what a pity.   The silver lining here is that we’ve all had plenty of extra time to scrape […]


3 Great Kayak Floats

February 26th, 2014 by Mike Burke

When I was a kid back in the late 70’s and early 80’s my old man didn’t take us on any traditional family vacations….although Vacation was his favorite flick   (that’s us) ……nope, what he loved to do was take us on family Canoe trips. Surprisingly, St. Louis, MO is not far from some great […]


Going for the GOLD with HTD!

February 19th, 2014 by Ben Hunt

Hey Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike…What day is it? What… day… is… it! #CamelVoice Hock-eeey Dayyyy! If you didn’t know it yet, the US Hockey Team continues its pursuit of a gold medal today when they take on the Czech Republic at 11am CST. After Saturdays thrilling overtime victory vs. the Russian’s on their home soil, […]


Top Three Pipe Jobs I Wish I Had

February 11th, 2014 by Mike Burke

In the pipe game we all run into bad quotes, small orders, great orders and well, pipe dream quotes. We all wish we could sell every inch of pipe on every oil rig or every mile of the keystone pipeline (if it ever gets the go ahead). The following objects I found to be very […]


Hot Tub’s Sweet Chin Music – Volume 1

February 7th, 2014 by David Frissell

What’s going on my fellow pipe heads? Welcome to the kickoff of Omega’s Sports & Social Blog authored by yours truly, The Tub! I’ve been tapped to keep you guy’s up to date with some of the going’s on in St. Louis Sports and what keeps the “oddballs” busy outside of the office. Today marks […]


The State of Freight

February 7th, 2014 by Patrick Murphy

Shipping is a huge part of our business. It’s critical to be aware of the factors that affect the cost of freight. This weary winter of 2014 has seen arctic blasts and record low temperatures. Fourteen named storms have rocked the eastern half of the country and caused delays all over the United States. LTL […]


Abrasive Blasting…Woes, Foes, Glory, & Grit

February 6th, 2014 by omegasteel

Being a production manager is a lot like being a weather man…nobody pays attention when you are right, but everyone is quick to hang you when you are wrong.  Production schedules, quality control, personnel management, inventory control, and equipment maintenance represent just the tip of the ice burg.  Today’s steel industry production manager not only […]