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The Rise of Metal Siding, And What To Look For in Building Products Suppliers

This article was published on: 01/25/23 8:00 AM

Metal siding is becoming increasingly popular as a home exterior option. Durable, cost-effective, and visually appealing, it is a great way to update the look of any home without breaking the bank. In this blog post, we’ll explore why metal siding is such a sought-after choice for modern homes and facilities. Metal siding’s popularity by …

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What Goes Into Solar Panel Manufacturing

This article was published on: 01/10/23 8:00 AM

Solar panel manufacturing is a complex process that involves sourcing materials, such as steel and aluminum, and creating individual components from them. This process is essential for producing solar panels that power homes and have industrial applications. In recent years, suppliers and creators have increasingly focused on bringing solar panel manufacturing back to the US. …

Ask Me Anything with Jon Crum

This article was published on: 12/21/22 8:00 AM

Pulling back from the ‘royal we’ voice for just a moment to properly set up our final Ask Me Anything of 2022. Since we began the AMA series, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with several women and men who keep Kloeckner movin’ and shakin’. I’ve somehow successfully talked people from all different levels of …

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A Guide to Metals for Solar Suppliers

This article was published on: 12/20/22 8:00 AM

Solar energy runs on metal. Copper, silver, zinc, aluminum, and (of course) steel help harness solar rays, turning them into electric current. This synergistic relationship has created a dynamic partnership between solar suppliers and metal fabrication companies. Solar panel and rack manufacturers use many different metals in their products, but these metals come from the …

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A Wind Turbine Builders Guide to Metal Fabrication

This article was published on: 12/6/22 8:00 AM

Humans are harnessing the wind’s energy with wind turbines, windmills, and other technologies that use the natural flow of air to generate electricity and reduce reliance on nonrenewable resources like coal. These methods are growing in popularity, not just in developed economies like the United States, but also across Africa and Asia where populations need …

Ask Me Anything with Ron Atilano

This article was published on: 12/1/22 8:00 AM

When someone has 45 years of experience holding up their career, chances are they’ve seen a few things. If that career is in steel, you better start taking notes when they speak. This month, we were honored to chat with Ron Atilano, who calls our Kloeckner Metals Santa Fe Springs metal supplier facility his home …

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What to Look for in Solar Energy Equipment Suppliers

This article was published on: 11/22/22 8:00 AM

Solar energy manufacturers rely on solar energy equipment suppliers who can provide high-quality metals and other equipment at prices that allow them to be competitive in their markets. What do solar manufacturers look for in their raw material providers? It’s important to remember that the more you understand the manufacturing process and the quality of …

Branch Spotlight: Querétaro, Mexico

This article was published on: 11/15/22 8:00 AM

A few months ago, we welcomed our second branch in Mexico to help keep up with the growing demands from multiple industries. Opening up another location here was an opportunity we couldn’t ignore, and after giving everyone a sneak peek at the 84,000 sq. ft. facility in a video a few weeks ago, people wanted …

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What is the Composition of Stainless Steel?

This article was published on: 11/7/22 8:00 AM

The composition of stainless steel advantages many applications where strength, corrosion resistance, and surface quality are key. But what exactly is it that leads stainless steel to provide the protection and aesthetic appeal we’ve come to expect? It’s helpful to think about stainless steel as any steel alloy that contains at least 10.5% Chromium. The …

Fabricating Stainless Steel

What to Know About Fabricating Stainless Steel

This article was published on: 10/21/22 2:00 AM

Reports indicate that as demand in the automotive and construction sectors continues to increase, we should also expect steady growth in the precision steel fabrication market over the next several years. That growth means increased demand for stainless steel as it holds the largest market share in American precision steel fabrication. To understand what makes …

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