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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 …

2019 Kloeckner Internship Program

This article was published on: 07/30/19 10:00 AM

The Kloeckner Internship Program continues to expand in 2019. Like last summer, the program began the first week of June and runs for eight weeks. This year there are five interns, three of which are in the field compared to one in the field last year. “We would eventually like to continue to grow and …

KloecknerCares Tulsa Clothing Drive

This article was published on: 07/23/19 10:00 AM

Kloeckner Metals’ Tulsa Branch recently held a clothing drive as part of the KloecknerCares program. The donations were taken to Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma, which offers a variety of services for the needy in the Tulsa area.  Founded in 1951, the organization has a clothing facility, a food facility, immigration services assisting individuals trying …

Kloeckner Hawaii Branch

Hawaii Branch Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

This article was published on: 07/16/19 10:00 AM

Kloeckner Metals’ Hawaii branch is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. Located on Oahu, the facility began as Ziegler Steel on Ualena St. in 1959. After Ziegler, it was owned by Ferro Union for a few years. Then, when it became a part of Macsteel in 1999, the operation moved to the current location on …

KloecknerCares Warm Feet for Warriors Charity

KloecknerCares: Warm Feet for Warriors

This article was published on: 07/9/19 10:00 AM

In one of the first company-wide KloecknerCares events, branches across the country participated in the Warm Feet for Warriors charity drive. Warm Feet for Warriors is a program run by Soldiers’ Angels where socks are collected for active military and veterans. Quality, warm socks are the most requested items by service members, who are given …

7 Tips to Recruit the Best Customers to your Pilot Program

This article was published on: 07/2/19 10:00 AM

By Jonathan Toler Building a new product or investing in a new line of business requires some basic steps, including identifying the target customer, prioritizing potential customers, and building a robust pipeline for growth. To accomplish this, it is important to pinpoint new or existing customers who can help you learn quickly about what works …

Millennial Evangeline Wood

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 …

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