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Annetta Rogers

Annetta Rogers, Master Negotiator with A Huge Heart

This article was published on: 06/6/21 8:00 AM

Annetta’s supreme negotiation skills—a good humored, maternal, this-is-how-it-is approach—have earned Houston a laudable multi-year streak for efficient distribution during her time as Kloeckner Metals Houston Mesa‘s Transportation Coordinator. At 24 years with Kloeckner, Annetta plays an uplifting role in a successful work culture that gets the right product to customers on time. How does she do …

5052 vs 6063 aluminum

A Guide Comparing 5052 vs 6063 Aluminum

This article was published on: 05/31/21 8:00 AM

Comparing 5052 vs 6063 aluminum, you’ll see they’re both two very common alloys in the aluminum industry. 5052 aluminum is quite popular because of its versatility, while 6063 aluminum is known for its good electrical conductivity and high-quality finish. Both are very commonly used in industrial applications, and each has its strengths and advantages. Read on to …

dp steel

DP Steel: Why is Dual Phase Steel Important to Autos?

This article was published on: 05/26/21 8:00 AM

Dual-Phase Steel – or DP steel – is part of a category known as Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS). According to World Auto Steel, a division of the World Steel Association, AHSS are the result of carefully chosen chemical properties that are heated and cooled through precisely controlled processes. The result is material that is lightweight …

Connie Zboral 20+ Years with Kloeckner

Connie Zboral, 22 Years With Kloeckner

This article was published on: 05/24/21 8:00 AM

Every morning Connie Zboral wakes up a few hours before work starts. She makes herself a coffee and completes one or two sudokus to wake up her brain. “I don’t like to be bored,” she says. So, it’s no surprise that she chooses the hardest puzzles first thing in the morning, finished reading 82 books …

Aluminum Alloys

A Guide to the Most Popular, All-Purpose Aluminum Alloys

This article was published on: 05/17/21 8:00 AM

Aluminum is no doubt one of the most popular metals, shaping the capabilities of our modern world. Aluminum alloys make a wide range of in-demand products possible. HVAC, smart phones, automotive parts, and marine gear all require them. Scientists, architects, and designers prefer aluminum for many reasons including high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, and energy savings. …

automotive aluminum

A One-Stop Guide to Automotive Aluminum

This article was published on: 05/12/21 8:00 AM

Automotive aluminum has been around since aluminum was first produced. At the time, it was prohibitively expensive to use as an auto material en masse. But as aluminum became more affordable, and more and more aluminum alloys have been engineered to meet the specific needs of the automotive industry, it has become today’s fastest growing …

40 Years: Lisa Sweitzer

Lisa Sweitzer Enjoying Her 44 Years with Kloeckner York

This article was published on: 05/11/21 10:00 AM

“I used to tell people I started working here at 10,” jokes Lisa Sweitzer. In 1977, her aunt, dad, and uncle all worked at Edgcomb Steel (now Kloeckner Metals) in York Memory Lane, Pennsylvania. That’s how she started. Then, she stayed. Originally hired to work at the Kloeckner York (Memory) front desk, over her 44 …

Welding Aluminum

A Guide to Welding Aluminum

This article was published on: 05/3/21 8:00 AM

Welding aluminum makes countless products possible. Like auto pistons, aircraft, marine valves, bikes, structural aluminum beams, and many others. Whether welding aluminum plate, sheet, bar, or tube to make these and other products, knowing the aluminum grade is what’s most critical. Welding Aluminum Alloys Aluminum is alloyed with various elements which accentuate certain characteristics, like …

what is aluminum used for

What is Aluminum Used for: Automotive Edition

This article was published on: 04/28/21 8:00 AM

What is aluminum used for when it comes to the automotive industry? The short answer is, a lot! Aluminum is rapidly becoming a material central to vehicle manufacturing. In fact, aluminum is considered the fastest growing automotive manufacturing material. Looking ahead, it’s certain that demand for aluminum in the auto industry will continue driving upwards. …

Majid Azhdarzadeh Employee Spotligh

Majid Azhdarzadeh Overcomes Challenges to Live His Dreams

This article was published on: 04/26/21 8:00 AM

Majid Azhdarzadeh is a CAD Programmer at Kloeckner Metals Charlotte (Black Satchel) whose reputation resolving an impressive range of mechanical issues could earn him the nickname, The Magic Worker. The Magic Worker When asked how he approaches machine issues, Majid replies, matter-of-factly, “You just solve it. You find the significant parts of the problem, and …


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