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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. …

Steel Fabricator Nashville | 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 …

KloecknerCares: New Orleans Branch Donates to Food Bank

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

This past Christmas, Kloeckner’s New Orleans branch made a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank as part of the KloecknerCares program. Although the New Orleans branch only consists of around 30 employees, they were able to raise enough money to provide over 1,000 meals for those in need of emergency food assistance.  “After all the …

Kathryn Huber Product Manager of Digital Innovations

Careers at Kloeckner: Product Manager

This article was published on: 04/2/19 10:00 AM

Kathryn Huber’s position as the Product Manager of Digital Innovations at Kloeckner Metals has given her the opportunity to create digital products that are revolutionizing the industry. In this role, she works between the IT department at Kloeckner Metals’ corporate office and the KCI team in Berlin. She manages the Part Manager portal and is …

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