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Ask Me Anything with John Brown

This article was published on: 10/20/22 8:00 AM

Today’s AMA takes us to one of three Kloeckner branches in the Chicago area, our South Metron metal supplier. In that mammoth 360,000-square-foot service center, there’s a larger-than-life, seasoned Warehouse Supervisor doing his part to keep operations top-notch. Big John Brown is a man of few words, but just like the music he prefers, anything …

Aces in Places: Strategic Location, Digital Tools & Customized Distribution Wins

This article was published on: 10/13/22 8:00 AM

It’s Kloeckner’s understanding of the circular supply chain that creates one of the strongest advantages of working with us, from the locations where we set up shop to the digital tools we build out for customers and all the granular in-betweens of our inventory and distribution. The partnership we extend to our clients throughout the …

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How are Aluminum Extrusions Used in the Solar Industry?

This article was published on: 10/11/22 8:04 AM

Aluminum extrusions have been used in the solar industry for decades, and we’re only going to see more of them in the future. In an industry where energy efficiency is key, aluminum will continue to be used as a core component of solar panels due to its versatility, durability, and strength-to-weight ratio. Read on to …

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Download Our Steel & Aluminum Metals Reference Guides

This article was published on: 10/3/22 8:00 AM

We are pleased to share our steel and aluminum metals reference guides that share what we routinely stock across our 40+ branches in the United States and Mexico. This list is not exhaustive and we invite you to contact us today to see how we can service you. When it comes to metals, Kloeckner Metals …

Ask Me Anything with Tim Ladd

This article was published on: 09/29/22 8:00 AM

This round of Ask Me Anything took us to Kloeckner Metals Indianapolis. We got to chat with Tim Ladd, Transportation Manager, who’s got steel running through his family tree. Tim has worked his way up through the ranks at Kloeckner for the past 17 years, and we got to chat about the good, the bad, …

Branch Spotlight: Tucson, AZ

This article was published on: 09/27/22 8:00 AM

The desert is full of unique sights, happenings, and history! Gem and mineral enthusiasts flock to Tucson, Arizona, for its annual Gem Show against a gorgeous mountain backdrop, with a distinctive culinary culture sure to satisfy your Mexican food cravings. It’s also home to our customer care-focused Tucson metal supplier, where you’ll find the 73,400 …

Home Appliances are So Metal

This article was published on: 09/13/22 8:00 AM

Stainless Steel: A Consumer Favorite If you know anything about metals or live in the 21st century, you’ve probably heard of stainless steel. Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used metals in the world for many reasons, including aesthetics and durability. That’s why we see it used in a variety of industries like …

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Can You Roll Form AR Steel?

This article was published on: 09/1/22 11:06 AM

AR500 steel is so hard and impact-resistant that manufacturers use it to make armored cars, underground mining equipment, bulldozers, and excavators. It’s the very high carbon content that makes AR500 so much stronger and more rigid than most other steel plates. In fact, AR500 is so tough that it will crack the rolling machine if …

Ask Me Anything with Christina Austin

This article was published on: 08/29/22 8:00 AM

We’ve heard from a few of our leaders around the corporate office, but now it’s time to learn a bit about the folks who keep our operations running at the branch level. Hop over to our Alpharetta branch with us for this month’s installment of Ask Me Anything, and hear from an Inside Salesperson who’s …

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What are the parts of an electric car?

This article was published on: 08/15/22 8:00 AM

Are the parts of an electric car the same as a gas-powered vehicle? What are some of the main components of electric vehicles (EV), and what materials are they made from? We’re seeing an upswing of interest and investment in electric powered vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them. And with it, a slew …


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