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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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Comparing Direct Chill & Continuous Chill

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, …

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 …


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