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Daughter of Finance Director Marietta Alay-Ay Receives MSCI Scholarship

This article was published on: 01/25/21 10:00 AM

When University of Georgia freshman Alyssa Alay-Ay applied for the Metal Service Center Institute scholarship, she drew from her frequent, eye-opening travels to the Philippines to answer the prompt, “How has metal affected your life?” Alyssa, the daughter of Finance Director Marietta Alay-Ay, has visited the Philippines every two years since she was a child. …

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How is Aluminum Anodized?

This article was published on: 01/19/21 11:00 AM

The purpose of anodizing aluminum is to form a layer of aluminum oxide that will protect the aluminum beneath it. Aluminum is a soft metal, and anodization is an electrochemical process that gives a metal surface like aluminum a decorative, durable, and corrosion-resistant finish, according to the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC). The aluminum oxide layer …

Employee Spotlight_Bob Christo

Bob Christo on 40 Years With Kloeckner Metals

This article was published on: 01/12/21 11:00 AM

What would you do with 14,600 days? Let’s say you start the first day working on a steel production line. You love working with your hands. It’s exciting and there’s always something to do. You decide that, if all things go according to plan, you’ll be the head of this production plant one day. Then, …

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What Metal Grades Go Into Structural Steel Buildings?

This article was published on: 01/4/21 11:00 AM

Structural steel is one of the most widely used materials in commercial and industrial construction. How come? With high strength, good machinability, and high ductility, structural steel plate is a safe and cost-effective building material that serves as the backbone of structural steel buildings. This article examines what makes structural steel such an advantageous building …

Retired with Kloeckner: Page Myers

Retired With Kloeckner: Page Myers Shares Precious Memories

This article was published on: 12/28/20 11:00 AM

Maui is a 64lb bulldog and today he gets a bath. He’s a lot to handle, but Page Myers can take her time. Since retiring after 27 years with Kloeckner Metals Tulsa in September, Page does what she wants: anything, or nothing. She reads mystery and suspense novels out on the porch. Enjoys time with …

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What to Look for in an Aluminum Supplier

This article was published on: 12/21/20 11:11 AM

With its many desirable attributes, aluminum is found in a wide range of architectural, structural, and general fabrication applications. If you work in an industry that relies heavily on aluminum products, it’s essential to find an aluminum supplier whom you can trust to provide the highest quality at the best possible value. When the underlying …


What’s the Difference Between ASTM A36 and ASME SA36?

This article was published on: 12/7/20 1:31 PM

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A36 and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) SA36 grades of steel plate are widely used in construction because of their strength and hardness. Both A36 and SA36 are available through Kloeckner Metals in a variety of forms, thicknesses, widths, and lengths, most commonly in steel …

20 years with Kloeckner: David Davis

Even After 20 Years, David Davis Wakes Up Wanting To Go To Work

This article was published on: 12/2/20 12:22 PM

It’s Saturday morning and David Davis is up making his legendary biscuits and gravy from scratch. He’ll fill up a large turkey roasting pan and bring it to Kloeckner Metals Tulsa for everyone working in the shop today. It’s a breakfast no one expects and everyone treasures. David has been a standout Account Manager for …

women of steel: laura berthon

The Most Important Thing to Know about Steel

This article was published on: 12/1/20 5:08 PM

Just start looking. Steel is around you more than you might realize. It’s in the margarita machine, the HVAC, and the refrigerator. Roofing, railways, bridges. “You can’t build anything without it.” Which is another way of saying, steel makes anything possible. This fact excites Laura Berthon, whose own creativity and experiences have led her to …

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Make Joy Contagious with KloecknerCares This Holiday Season

This article was published on: 11/19/20 12:47 PM

Did you know that the State of Georgia has over 11,500 children in foster care? Who wouldn’t want these children to experience the warmth and joy of the holidays? Especially if it’s as simple as gifting art supplies, games, or a karaoke machine that they’ve been dreaming about. We know that if there’s any time …


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