Champagne Metals drinks in success


Monday, September 13th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Tulsa-AP) -- Mike Champagne says his company's recipe for
success is "service, service, service."

The Tulsan and his wife Kim started their custom metals
business, Champagne Metals, which is an Oklahoma success story.

He says he decided to start the business after he became
frustrated with the steel company he worked for not being able to
fill orders.

Mike and Kim spent much of their first year working off the
kitchen table. But that first year they toted up ten million
dollars in sales.

Champagne Metals is in its third year and has moved twice to
expand their office and plant.

Now they're in a 137-thousand square foot building which is
three times the size of their original building.

The company buys metal in massive coils weighing eight-thousand
to 60-thousand pounds.