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THE COEUR D’ALENES CO. BY ALAN DORICH Continuous safety initiatives have made The Coeur d’Alenes Co.’s operations safer as well as more efficient by redesigning the flow of work on the floor. FAMILY-MANAGED INDUSTRIAL METALS DISTRIBUTOR COEUR D’ALENES SAYS IT HAS EARNED A LOYAL BASE OF CLIENTS BY BEING RELIABLE. SERIOUS BUSINESS I COMPANY PROFILE The Coeur d’Alenes Co. www.cdametals.com Annual revenues: $32 million Headquarters: Spokane, Wash. Employees: 75 Service: Industrial metals distriLawrence Allan Coulson, president: “We supply the right matebution and processing rial at the right time, every time.” 124 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM n an industry full of competitors, The Coeur d’Alenes Co. has set itself apart, President Lawrence Allan Coulson says. Based in Spokane, Wash., the firm provides industrial metals distribution and processing services to clients throughout the Inland Northwest. The firm’s regional focus is one factor that distinguishes it from the rest, Coulson says. While Coeur d’Alenes concentrates on serving clients in the entire region, “There is no competitor that [does that],” he explains. “They each serve different portions of it.” Coeur d’Alenes’ roots go back to 1884, when James R. Mark and Billy Hart opened J.R. Marks and Co., a mine supply house that served the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Murray, Idaho. Today, Coeur d’Alenes employs a staff of 75, enjoys $32 million in annual revenues and provides shearing, sawing, structural forming, press braking and hole punching services. In addition, Coeur d’Alenes serves a strong base of manufacturers. For example, the company is a wear parts producer for SSAB, a steel company in Stockholm, Sweden. “We’re an exclusive provider of SSAB wear parts in our region,” he says. Coeur d’Alenes also enjoys a strong percentage of repeat business. “Without repeat business, we wouldn’t exist,” Coulson says, adding that the company has earned a loyal base due to its reliability. WINTER 2010 http://www.cdametals.com http://www.exploration-processing.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
Editor’s page
Preparing for an Economic Upturn
Renewable Funding
Emergency Preparedness Case Study
Slater Controls
quasar energy group
The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
Alaska Clean Seas
Peregrine Diamonds
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
Bell Industries Inc.
Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.
Cat Construction
Equipment Maintenance Services
Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd.
Latex Construction Co.
PC Gold Inc.
Spearing Service
Processes Unlimited International Inc.
Global Industries Ltd.
ESG Solutions
Herman Oil Co.
Peat Resources
Innovative Fuels
Juhl Wind Inc.
Kane Instrumentation
MWD Services LLC
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Oski Energy LLC
Paresources Inc.
Powertech Uranium Corp.
Avanti Mining Inc.
BlackBrush Oil & Gas – Texstar Midstream
The Coeur d’Alenes Co.
Vibration Technology Inc.
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010