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Millennial Spotlight: Evangeline Wood

This article was published on: 06/25/19 10:00 AM

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in operations management, millennial Evangeline Wood was looking for a place to build a career. Now two years later, she has found that place at Kloeckner Metals’ Cincinnati branch, working as an inside sales representative. “I tell people, ‘Oh I work at a steel company.’ …

How to Transition your Customer Base Away from an In-Person Approach

This article was published on: 06/18/19 9:45 AM

By Steven Nghe For those companies that are frequently making the trip to visit customers, it may be time to reconsider the in-person approach. The speed of business is accelerating and with it the sophistication of virtual meeting and collaboration tools that can approximate the efficiency and transparency of in-person meetings. Meanwhile, it is simply …

Press Brake

Equipment Spotlight: New Press Brake in Santa Fe Springs

This article was published on: 06/4/19 9:45 AM

This past year, Kloeckner Metals’ Santa Fe Springs Branch upgraded their facility with a new press brake. The machine is a 750 ton, 28-foot, Cincinnati CNC press brake with back-gauges. This specific machine has a deep throat. It is a deeper throat so you can fit a plate deeper into the machine for bump-forming. “It …

How to Structure Your Organization for Digital Success

This article was published on: 05/28/19 9:45 AM

Leadership 1. Align Digital Strategies with Broad Company Goals For manufacturing businesses to catch up in the digital space, they need to create a strong association between company success and digital goals by aligning broader company goals with the digital goals themselves. Digital goals should become a part of longer-term time horizons of 2-10 years. …

Stanley Retirement

Retired with Kloeckner: Stanley Duplessis

This article was published on: 05/21/19 9:45 AM

This past December Stanley Duplessis retired after 29 years working for Kloeckner Metals as a truck driver. Within a month he was back, albeit working part-time. “Me and the plant operator laughed about it at first,” Stanley said. “He said, ‘You know, part-time can turn into full-time.’ I don’t really want full-time. I just want …

Health Tips Biggest Loser

Health Tips and Strategies

This article was published on: 05/14/19 9:45 AM

Health at Kloeckner Metals Kloeckner Metals is firmly committed to encouraging good employee health. Beyond the commercial benefits of healthy employees, such as having less sick days, there are countless benefits of good health to the employees themselves. For these reasons, Kloeckner encourages health awareness in a variety of ways. “At the end of the …

Lloyd Retirement

Retired with Kloeckner: Lloyd Freire

This article was published on: 05/7/19 9:45 AM

This past December, Lloyd Freire retired from Kloeckner Metals after spending the better part of a lifetime on the road as a truck driver. Lloyd drove for Kloeckner for the past 11 years out of the Louisiana branch, and before that he spent 28 years hauling seafood. “I enjoyed every minute of it,” Lloyd said. …

American Fabricators Welding

Branch Spotlight: American Fabricators, Inc.

This article was published on: 04/30/19 9:30 AM

Metal Fabrication American Fabricators, Inc. (AFI) is a Kloeckner Metals fabrication shop located in Nashville, Tennessee, with many different capabilities. The facility has lasers, punches, brakes, and also does spot, MIG and TIG welding as well as other types of assembly work. It is also the only Kloeckner facility that is 100% dedicated to sheet …

Blood Drive

KloecknerCares Holds First Blood Drive

This article was published on: 04/23/19 9:30 AM

Kloeckner Metals’ corporate office recently completed their first blood drive as part of the KloecknerCares program. By partnering with Yardi Systems, who shares the building, Kloeckner was able to get not one but two bloodmobiles to come out. In total, 78 people volunteered to give blood, filling all the available slots. For every person who …

Safety Stretches

Safety Tips and Strategies

This article was published on: 04/16/19 9:30 AM

Safety Culture at Kloeckner Kloeckner Metals is committed to the safety of its employees. Of course, it is one thing to say that, and quite another to show it. That’s why Kloeckner has implemented a variety of programs and processes to ensure that employee safety is always at the forefront. “We have a moral obligation …

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