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In Virtual Meetings All Day? Have Your Pick At Our Kloeckner Teams & Zoom Backgrounds

This article was published on: 10/28/20 5:08 PM

Are you in virtual meetings all day? Us too! Here is a selection of custom virtual Microsoft Teams & Zoom backgrounds to keep your calls fun and, very importantly, Kloeckner-themed. To download, click the red button to download a zip file directly to your computer. Double click the zip file to open it and access …

Metal Roofing Colors: Evergreen

Roof Metal Colors: How to Pick the Right Roof Metal Colors

This article was published on: 10/23/20 5:14 PM

Whether you’re a homeowner or a commercial builder, choosing a color for your new metal roof is an exciting process, especially these days when so many colors are available to you. But, it’s also possible to get lost in all of the choices. If you’re a homeowner, you might be thinking about your own personal …

what is plasma cutting?

What is Plasma Cutting?

This article was published on: 10/15/20 5:27 PM

What is Plasma? Before we can answer what is plasma cutting, we have to start with the question, what is plasma? It turns out that there are more than three states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas. There’s also a fourth: plasma. Matter moves from state to state when energy is added to the material. Ice …

Weight of a steel plate

How to Calculate the Weight of a Steel Plate

This article was published on: 10/9/20 12:03 PM

To calculate the weight of a steel plate, you need to answer a few questions. First, what type of steel are you working with? One of the key variables in any calculation of the weight of a steel plate is density. When calculating the weight of a steel plate, you can generally group steel plates …

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10 Questions to Ask a Structural Steel Fabricator

This article was published on: 09/30/20 3:20 PM

When starting a new commercial or residential project, you will want the right structural steel fabricator behind you. While there are different types of fabrication materials, structural steel frequently comes out on top when it comes to strength, ductility, and durability. But, it’s not just about the material; for project success–especially when it comes to …

Marine grade metals

A One-Stop Guide to Marine Grade Metals

This article was published on: 09/22/20 4:54 PM

Metal is used in all kinds of environments, including applications with high exposure to water. In wet or underwater environments, we rely on marine grade metals to prevent everything from corrosion to failure. Marine grade metals are uniquely able to defend against the corrosive effects of water. They all benefit from the addition of alloying …

fabrication of structural steel

What to Know About The Fabrication of Structural Steel

This article was published on: 09/15/20 4:32 PM

What is Structural Steel Fabrication? Structural fabrication refers to the cutting, bending, and assembling of steel to create different products. During structural steel fabrication, several pieces of steel are combined together to form different structures of predefined sizes and shapes intended for assembly into buildings, industrial equipment, tools, and various other final products. What isn’t …

Truck Driver James Crist

Employee Spotlight: A Chat With Driver James Crist

This article was published on: 09/8/20 12:58 PM

We’re proud this week to shine a light on James Crist, a driver for Kloeckner Metals Tampa, who has already made a name for himself around Kloeckner as a cancer survivor who is committed to making a difference in the lives of those around him. James told us “I had colon cancer and survived, and …

lightweight aluminum alloys

Lightweight Aluminum Alloys in Aerospace & Automotive

This article was published on: 09/1/20 4:51 PM

Aluminum alloys are known for their corrosion resistance, ductility, conductivity, appearance, strength, and most of all their light weight. In general, aluminum alloys are 1/3 the weight of carbon and stainless steels. So, when comparing the weight of aluminum to steel, it’s easy to calculate – you can just divide by three! We also have …

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Jeff Hatcher: Celebrating 20 Years With Kloeckner

This article was published on: 08/18/20 10:00 AM

We’re always happy to celebrate long-time Kloeckner employees like Corporate Pricing Manager Jeff Hatcher, who this year commemorates 20 years with us. Jeff started out at Namasco, what would later become Kloeckner when it merged with Macsteel Service Centers USA in 2011, and has held a series of positions including Inside Sales Assistant, Sales Manager, …


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