According to the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), member sales for August 2012 totaled $90.7 million, an increase from 2011 when August sales equaled $87.5 million. Year-to-date sales from January-August 2012 equaled $724.9 million, a gain of 11.9% from 2011 when sales for January-August were $647.8 million. Eight out of nine MTI districts experienced higher sales in August 2012 compared to August 2011. Canada experienced the largest year-to-year increase (10.7%). August MTI sales also increased from last month when sales totaled $83.3 million.