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Explained for Everyone: Decarbonization’s Impact on Steel 

This article was published on: 06/16/22 8:00 AM

Steel is one of the world’s oldest and most vital commodity materials, the second-largest in the world to be exact. That makes it a global economy staple for many industries – automotive, household appliances, construction, aviation, and the list goes on. It’s no secret that the conversation about steel production has evolved over the last …

Robyn Fay’s 25th Anniversary: Support is a Two-way Street

This article was published on: 06/14/22 8:00 AM

Robyn Fay stands 5’3 tall, and if you’ve ever heard someone say, “dynamite comes in small packages,” they were probably talking about her. Since March 1997, she’s been a driving force at Kloeckner, serving in three very different roles spanning 25 years. For her, Kloeckner is her family. Today, we’re celebrating Robyn and getting a …

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What are the Different Types of Steel Beams?

This article was published on: 06/7/22 8:00 AM

When getting to know the different types of steel beams, what’s important to look out for? Beams are a structural steel shape designed to carry heavy loads with supports at two points or more. However, even seemingly slight geometric differences impact how well beams will bear weight and resist bending or buckling. So, it’s good …

Branch Spotlight: Suwanee, GA

This article was published on: 06/6/22 8:00 AM

It’s time to celebrate one of our veteran branches, located just outside of the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia. We have three branches strategically placed a few miles down the street from the iconic home of the Braves, but today, we want to celebrate the company culture and share the current wins coming from …

Ask Me Anything with John Ganem

This article was published on: 05/31/22 9:57 AM

CEOs are cut from a different cloth. We admire them for their driven attitudes that feed the business and the inspiring origin stories that earned their seat, but at the same time, they also remain an enigma wrapped in a cloak of questions. Suffice it to say, even the most approachable execs can make one …

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What is the Difference Between 303 vs 304 Stainless Steel?

This article was published on: 05/16/22 5:00 PM

303 and 304 stainless steel are two popular stainless steel grades. Widely recognized for both its strength and its anti-corrosive properties, stainless steel appears in kitchen accessories, surgical tools, auto bodies, and sculptures. Its stainless properties make it not only corrosion resistant but also aesthetically dependable and thus popular. Not all stainless steel is the …

Branch Spotlight: Charleston, SC

This article was published on: 04/26/22 4:00 PM

There’s a lot to be proud of in the Palmetto State! South Carolina isn’t just a beautiful place to slow your pace, taste some delicious pulled pork BBQ (try the mustard-based sauce), and breathe in the thick, salt air that you’ll swear has healing properties. It’s also home to our Charleston metal supplier.  The 105,000 …

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What is the Difference Between 430 vs 304 Stainless Steel?

This article was published on: 04/25/22 10:10 AM

Stainless steel comes in many different grades. Each grade brings its own unique chemical composition, tensile strength, and other characteristics. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular grades of stainless steel — 430 and 304. What is stainless steel? Like other forms of steel, stainless steel is an alloy of iron and …

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What is the Difference Between an H-Beam, W-Beam, and S-Beam?

This article was published on: 04/21/22 8:00 AM

Steel beams—like the h-beam, w-beam, and s-beam—support heavy loads. In fact, they make up the most common component of structural framing systems. They can be used to build bridges, warehouses and other large buildings, and can even be used in machinery or to frame truck beds. Beams can be positioned on their sides or at …


What is an I-Beam?

This article was published on: 04/6/22 8:00 AM

An I-beam is a standard structural steel shape that serves as critical framework for the metal building industry for a range of constructions. For instance, I-beams go into building bridges, parking garages, skyscrapers, hospitals and much more. But what is it about their design that makes them such a quality building material? Structural beam design …


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