Year-to-date sales for 2012 for the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) amounted to $1002.3 million, a gain of 7.4% from 2011, when sales for January-December totaled $933.5 million. Perhaps just as important, all nine MTI districts experienced an increase in 2012 sales compared to 2011. Canada saw the biggest jump at 21.1%, followed by the Southeast District (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Mississippi) at 10%. MTI Sales for December 2012 totaled $69.5 million, a decrease from December 2011 when sales for December equaled $74.8 million.