The Metal Treating Institute (MTI) reported that 2014 sales (January-December) totaled $945.9 million, a 5.1% increase from 2013, when January-December sales equaled $900.3 million. Perhaps more importantly, eight out of nine MTI districts experienced an increase in sales in 2014 when compared to 2013. The Southwest district (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Utah) had the largest increase at 10.6%. The New England district had the only decrease (3%).  December 2014 sales were also up across the board when compared to December 2013.