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The History of Agile Manufacturing

This article was published on: 05/26/20 10:00 AM

While the manufacturing industry is often criticized for its late adoption of agile, the truth is that as early as 1991, the manufacturing industry was already talking about agile manufacturing. In an influential paper published by the Iacocca Institute that year, “21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy: An Industry Led View”, industry veterans discussed what would …

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How Close Call Cards Helped Create a Culture of Safety at Kloeckner

This article was published on: 05/19/20 11:30 AM

What are close call cards? Exactly what they sound like: simple note cards that give employees the opportunity to record and share with their team a near incident on the floor that could, under existing or similar conditions, be dangerous. Despite their simplicity, they’ve had a huge impact on the safety culture at Kloeckner, empowering managers to …

Employee Spotlight – Alicia Cole

This article was published on: 04/7/20 10:00 AM

Alicia Cole is a Materials Manager in the Procurement department of Kloeckner Metals. She has been with the company for almost four years. She started her journey here when she had been looking for a new career path and a recruiter suggested Kloeckner. “Procurement seemed to be an interesting new career path to take. I …

Kloeckner Metals Announces The Promotion Of Andrea Moseley To Chief Financial Officer

This article was published on: 03/25/20 5:00 PM

Kloeckner Metals announced the promotion of Andrea Moseley to chief financial officer, effective April 1. Moseley will resume the role held by longtime Kloeckner Metals employee Kirk Johnson, who will retire March 31. Kloeckner Metals’ management board unanimously agreed Moseley will be Johnson’s natural successor due to her wide-ranging experience, proven track record of accomplishing …

Bonnie Stewart

Retired with Kloeckner: Bonnie Stewart

This article was published on: 03/24/20 10:00 AM

Bonnie Stewart has had a great career here at Kloeckner Metals. Her journey started in 2012, when she left her role as Director of Administration at MCIC Vermont Inc., to become our Manager of Diversity and Training. Fast forward 7 years later and Bonnie is heading to retirement on April 3, 2020 closing her career …

New Equipment: LISSMAC SBM-XL 1500

This article was published on: 03/17/20 12:30 PM

Join District Sales Manager Spenser Lysek, Territory Manager Will Crabtree, and Regional Fabrication Sales Manager Kyle Otte as they discuss the LISSMAC SBM-XL 1500, the newest equipment in Charlotte, NC that allows Kloeckner Metals to clean parts effectively for both plasma and oxyfuel burner parts. The main benefit is a consistent finish for our customers.

New Equipment: Wheelabrator Shot Blaster (Video)

This article was published on: 03/10/20 10:00 AM

Join District Sales Manager Spencer Lysek, Territory Manager Will Crabtree, and Regional Fabrication Sales Manager Kyle Otte as they discuss the newest investment in Charlotte, NC: The Wheelabrator Shot Blaster, the seventh of its kind in the Kloeckner Family.    

Millennial Spotlight – Alexandria Evans

This article was published on: 03/3/20 11:04 AM

Alexandria Evans is working as an accountant here at Kloeckner Metals. She’s been with the company for four years and will arrive at her five-year mark in April. “I started Kloeckner as a Staff Accountant in 2015 and got promoted to Senior Accountant in 2017.” She explains. It was her love for numbers that drove …

Employee Stories: Will Crabtree (Video)

This article was published on: 02/18/20 10:00 AM

Will Crabtree shares his story of an accident that left him in the hospital for a summer, how Kloeckner Metal’s supported his recovery, and what this accident has taught him on the importance of safety.

Kloeckner Metals & AFI Proud to be a part of the FIRST Robotics Competition in Nashville (Video)

This article was published on: 02/11/20 10:00 AM

One way Kloeckner is proud to give back is through its sponsorship of and participation in the First Robotics Competition (FRC) put together by FIRST, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators. FIRST is known for its mentor-based programs, like FRC, that build science, engineering, and technology …

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