Recents Blog Posts

How to Build a Digital Innovation Team

This article was published on: 10/15/19 10:00 AM

Any manager knows team building is complex, but building a digital innovation team in established industries and organizations is especially challenging thanks to legacy constraints, situational circumstances, and complex aspirational goals. This is why so many corporates, and manufacturers especially, look at startups with a kind of longing – it’s a lot easier when you’re …

4 Things You Should Stop Doing to Increase Your Productivity – Backed by Research.

This article was published on: 10/8/19 11:10 AM

At Kloeckner, we are constantly striving to be more efficient every day. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don’t enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and productivity. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency.  They manage every manageable moment so they have more time …

Run Meetings as Efficiently as Elon Musk

This article was published on: 10/1/19 10:00 AM

Kloeckner is a fairly lean organization even with more than 2,300 employees. Our leanness doesn’t allow us to be inefficient with numerous projects occurring daily. Therefore, we need to run meetings as effective as possible. Unproductive meetings cost U.S. companies an estimated $37 billion each year; sidetracking everyone’s energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating …

Get to Know our Employees: Rachel Lexow

This article was published on: 09/24/19 10:00 AM

In the workplace, people are often divided based on departmental obligations, office location, and, of course, seniority. You might have a question and not know who may hold the answer in a company this size. The first step in forming healthy work relationships is simply to get to know our employees better. A quick hello …

Performance Reviews Provide Employees Better Feedback

This article was published on: 09/17/19 10:00 AM

Kloeckner Metals has begun a new process of performance reviews which will be expanding in 2020 and beyond. The 2019 pilot involved a small group, less than 300 employees, including employees at the corporate office and senior leaders in the field. As the program expands, the benefits of the new performance reviews will be felt …

Bystronic ByStar Fiber Laser

This article was published on: 09/10/19 10:00 AM

Join Scheduling Manager Chris Green, New Product Coordinator Mark Wiggins, and Territory Manager Will Crabtree as they discuss the excitement of the Bystronic ByStar Fiber and the tremendous difference it has made in production.

RFID (radio frequency identification)

This article was published on: 09/3/19 9:55 AM

Join EVP West Jason Albro, Operations Manager Jerrad Lincoln, and Traffic Manager Melanie Thomas in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as they discuss the difference RFID has made in Kloeckner Metals’ asset tracking process and supply chain.

Coil Coating 2019 Update

This article was published on: 08/27/19 10:04 AM

Aaron Small, Director of Coil Coated Services at Kloeckner Metals, discusses changes , challenges,  and advances that have taken place since 2018.  Kloeckner has proven that is can rise against challenges in coil coating such as unexpected texturing, embossing, changes in tariff and more to ensure that the end result is made exactly to customer …

Kloeckner’s Online Training Resources

This article was published on: 08/13/19 10:00 AM

Kloeckner Metals offers several great online resources for all employees looking to expand their knowledge and develop their career: the Digital Academy, Metal Learn, and the Online Training Catalog.  These three resources each focus on a different aspect of the steel business. The Digital Academy centers on the digital aspect, MetalLearn the technical aspect, and …

SafeStart New Orleans

New Orleans SafeStart Logo Contest

This article was published on: 08/6/19 10:00 AM

This past April Kloeckner Metals’ New Orleans branch held a luncheon to celebrate the winner of the branch’s SafeStart logo contest. Plasma machine operator Harry Cassaly won with the slogan: “New Culture, New Attitude, New Orleans.” T-shirts with the new logo were given out in celebration. “It was just a little contest to keep it …

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