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What to Look for in Solar Energy Equipment Suppliers

This article was published on: 11/22/22 8:00 AM

Solar energy manufacturers rely on solar energy equipment suppliers who can provide high-quality metals and other equipment at prices that allow them to be competitive in their markets. What do solar manufacturers look for in their raw material providers? It’s important to remember that the more you understand the manufacturing process and the quality of …

Branch Spotlight: Querétaro, Mexico

This article was published on: 11/15/22 8:00 AM

A few months ago, we welcomed our second branch in Mexico to help keep up with the growing demands from multiple industries. Opening up another location here was an opportunity we couldn’t ignore, and after giving everyone a sneak peek at the 84,000 sq. ft. facility in a video a few weeks ago, people wanted …

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What is the Composition of Stainless Steel?

This article was published on: 11/7/22 8:00 AM

The composition of stainless steel advantages many applications where strength, corrosion resistance, and surface quality are key. But what exactly is it that leads stainless steel to provide the protection and aesthetic appeal we’ve come to expect? It’s helpful to think about stainless steel as any steel alloy that contains at least 10.5% Chromium. The …

Fabricating Stainless Steel

What to Know About Fabricating Stainless Steel

This article was published on: 10/21/22 2:00 AM

Reports indicate that as demand in the automotive and construction sectors continues to increase, we should also expect steady growth in the precision steel fabrication market over the next several years. That growth means increased demand for stainless steel as it holds the largest market share in American precision steel fabrication. To understand what makes …

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 …

Locations, Digital Innovation, & Custom Distribution

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 …

metals reference guide

Download Our Steel & Aluminum 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 …


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