SOUTHERN COPPER AND SUPPLY COMPANY, INC.
Southern Copper, is a metals service center providing copper and specialty copper alloys and resistance welding components to its customer base in the southeast. Raw material is available in sheet and bar lengths as required. “Sawing and cutting technology is our bread and butter.” remarks Matt Riha, owner and president of the company.
Until two years ago, Southern Copper primarily used cold saws to cut material to customer specifications, but the company is continually looking to improve its processes through innovation to better serve customers. At the time, Southern Copper was outsourcing work to a company in Birmingham, Alabama, which it did with abrasive waterjet machines from Jet Edge. Southern Copper has long been interested in water jetting to expand its service offering providing more custom machining as a value added service.