Recents Blog Posts

My Internship Adventure at Kloeckner

This article was published on: 08/10/22 8:00 AM

In March of 2022, I feverishly scrolled through lists of open internships on Indeed, Handshake, and LinkedIn. Summer was fast approaching, and so was my deadline to get a summer internship. To graduate in May, this was my final requirement to satisfy – or no diploma.  I was beginning to give up hope. I’m doomed …

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A Rundown of Stainless Steel Finishes

This article was published on: 08/2/22 8:00 AM

Stainless steel finishes offer a range of benefits. You can think about finishing as a fabrication process applied to enhance the metal’s surface character. Whether you need durability, corrosion resistance, a reflective surface, smoothness, or a specific grain pattern, any are available and desirable depending on the ultimate end use. Now, there are over 150 …

Branch Spotlight: South Metron – Chicago, IL

This article was published on: 07/27/22 8:00 AM

Today’s branch spotlight takes us to the land of deep dish pizza, full of public art built from metals and iconic architecture! That’s right; we’re talking about our South Metron Chicago metal supplier, located just 25 miles from Wrigley Field. This 360,000 sq. ft. service center operates on the grounds of the Illinois International Port …

Ask Me Anything with Nancy Ketchum

This article was published on: 07/21/22 8:00 AM

Have you ever worked with someone who’s so on point and polished that you find yourself wondering what makes them tick? How’d they get here? What wisdom can I repurpose and bottle to use myself? We have, so we decided to do the unthinkable: ask them.  In this installment of our monthly AMA series, we …

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Your Short Guide to Expanded Metal Sheet

This article was published on: 07/19/22 8:00 AM

How are expanded metal sheets made? And what makes them such a widely used material? Expanded metal sheet fabrication is a highly efficient process that includes stretching, slitting, and rolling sheet metal. A machine stretches and then cuts the metal with an upper and lower blade to produce diamond-shaped openings. These openings provide structural bonding …

5 Ways We Build Employee Engagement

This article was published on: 07/12/22 8:00 AM

Since we kicked off 2022, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at an AWMI Industry Dinner in California and participated in a recent MSCI CEO Huddle webinar; two important organizational relationships that I try to personally strengthen as much as possible. We recently hosted some of our first, post-pandemic visitors from the NRW Global Business …

Steel Touches Everything: MSCI’s Inaugural Forge Ahead Conference

This article was published on: 07/6/22 6:30 PM

Steel touches everything. That was certainly the take-home message at the first-ever Forge Ahead conference, hosted by the Metals Service Center Institue and proudly co-sponsored by Kloeckner. We’ve been a member company with MSCI for years, frequently participating in and sponsoring various types of events. Over the last two years, they’ve consisted mostly of webinars …

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What Goes Into Bending Rebar?

This article was published on: 07/5/22 8:00 AM

Bending rebar can seem like a simple process, but getting the perfect bend every time requires more than just good technique. It also requires knowing exactly what you’re doing and why you’re doing it that way. This article will help you learn everything you need to know about bending rebar to get the perfect bend …

Ask Me Anything with Rick Gruca

This article was published on: 06/28/22 8:00 AM

In honor of National Safety Month, we decided to put our Vice President of Safety, Health, Environmental, and Sustainability in the hot seat for this month’s AMA. Rick Gruca is the composed impetus behind all our safety innovations and program development. He handles each of his charges with a cool head, and when you’re discussing …

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What is the Difference Between Direct Chill & Continuous Cast Aluminum?

This article was published on: 06/21/22 8:00 AM

Continuous casting machines are some of the most popular machines in the production line when it comes to aluminum. Continuous casting allows metals like aluminum to be stretched, shaped, and solidified all without any need for any pauses or interruptions. The benefits are obvious: higher yield and cost savings. For some products, like battery grids, …


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