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Base Plate Fabrication for the Wind Industry

This article was published on: 08/9/23 1:06 PM

The wind industry has witnessed significant expansion as a clean and sustainable energy source. Today, wind is the leading non-hydro renewable technology. Wind turbines harness the power of the wind to generate electricity, contributing to the global shift towards renewable energy sources and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Within the construction of wind turbine towers, …

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From Steel to Shield: The Crucial Role of Armor Plate

This article was published on: 07/5/23 4:58 PM

Armor plates protect lives and critical assets from damage caused by high-velocity objects. These robust shields provide enhanced security in various industries, from defense and security to heavy machinery and transportation. In this article, we will explore the world of armor plates, including the materials used in their construction, the dimensions of armor steel, the …

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Aluminum Blanking: Empowering the Automotive Industry

This article was published on: 06/13/23 10:35 AM

In the fast-paced automotive industry, precision and efficiency are key factors that drive success. One crucial process that plays a pivotal role in achieving these goals is aluminum blanking. Blanking allows for the most efficient utilization of sheet material and facilitates forming of components that would be otherwise impossible. Let’s delve into the world of …

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Power Transmission Poles: Wood to Steel

This article was published on: 05/25/23 12:22 PM

The power transmission pole demands durability and flexible design. The best construction solution, therefore, is steel. Strong and durable, steel can be shaped, welded, bolted, or molded into the exact structure you need. It can also meet the load requirements that power transmission pole industry standards demand. Power Transmission Poles: From Wood to Steel The …

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The Complete Guide to HSS Tubing

This article was published on: 04/25/23 4:27 PM

HSS tubing–standing for hollow structural sections–provides economical, high-strength support for construction projects and mechanical applications. Responsible for approximately 18% of the structural steel market, HSS tubing is known for its multidirectional load bearing and comes in a variety of different shapes, including round, square, and rectangular. Stocking HSS tubing throughout our footprint of 40+ North …

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Metal Siding Now a Top Choice for Modern Homes & Facilities

This article was published on: 01/25/23 8:00 AM

Metal siding is becoming increasingly popular as a home exterior option. Durable, cost-effective, and visually appealing, it is a great way to update the look of any home without breaking the bank. In this blog post, we’ll explore why metal siding is such a sought-after choice for modern homes and facilities. Metal siding’s popularity by …

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What Goes Into Solar Panel Manufacturing

This article was published on: 01/10/23 8:00 AM

Solar panel manufacturing is a complex process that involves sourcing materials, such as steel and aluminum, and creating individual components from them. This process is essential for producing solar panels that power homes and have industrial applications. In recent years, suppliers and creators have increasingly focused on bringing solar panel manufacturing back to the US. …

Ask Me Anything with Jon Crum

This article was published on: 12/21/22 8:00 AM

Pulling back from the ‘royal we’ voice for just a moment to properly set up our final Ask Me Anything of 2022. Since we began the AMA series, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with several women and men who keep Kloeckner movin’ and shakin’. I’ve somehow successfully talked people from all different levels of …

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A Guide to Metals for Solar Suppliers

This article was published on: 12/20/22 8:00 AM

Solar energy runs on metal. Copper, silver, zinc, aluminum, and (of course) steel help harness solar rays, turning them into electric current. This synergistic relationship has created a dynamic partnership between solar suppliers and metal fabrication companies. Solar panel and rack manufacturers use many different metals in their products, but these metals come from the …

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A Wind Turbine Builders Guide to Metal Fabrication

This article was published on: 12/6/22 8:00 AM

Humans are harnessing the wind’s energy with wind turbines, windmills, and other technologies that use the natural flow of air to generate electricity and reduce reliance on nonrenewable resources like coal. These methods are growing in popularity, not just in developed economies like the United States, but also across Africa and Asia where populations need …


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