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The World’s First Living Backyard Umbrella< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 02/8/18 2:47 PM

Feb. 2018 That’s what they’re calling calling Living Canopies’ patio-sized umbrella. It’s a steel pole and frame that can accommodate a variety of different plants and flowers — including a built-in irrigation system to keep the plants healthy — all soaking up the sun that would otherwise beat down on the heads of those enjoying the …

Pre-Paint & PVD: New Advances Expand the Possibilities< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 02/8/18 1:35 PM

By Aaron Small, Feb. 2018 Between pre-paint and PVD, there are endless combinations for products that have unique topographical, colored, or functional variations. PVD Like Never Before The PVD process is common in the medical, industrial, commercial and jewelry markets. Once limited due to the sizes of early cabinets or vessels, PVD has grown from …

MCN Service Center Executive of the Year< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 12/20/17 10:00 AM

By Dan Markham, Dec. 2017 Bill Partalis is supposed to be coasting. After 40 years in the metals business, including the last 15 as CEO of Roswell, Ga.-based Kloeckner Metals and its predecessor Namasco Steel, Partalis will retire at the end of 2017. But going gently into that good night is not part of the …

Kloeckner Shares Digital Plan with Industry< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 12/20/17 10:00 AM

Kloeckner Metals has made no secret of its plans to develop a digital platform to serve the metals distribution industry. And that, by itself, is just one way the Roswell, Ga.-based company is treading uncommon ground. “How often in the steel industry do you telegraph exactly what your strategic plan is?” Matt Meyer asks rhetorically. …

Two Traits Common to Honored Executives< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 12/20/17 10:00 AM

 By Dan Markham, Dec. 20, 2017 As you have undoubtedly noticed, Bill Partalis has been named the 21st recipient of Metal Center News’ Executive of the Year honor. The Kloeckner CEO joins our illustrious list of honorees, encompassing the most significant leaders in the industry over the past quarter-century. Partalis is a worthy addition to that …

Students, graduates well-position to find manufacturing jobs< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 12/15/17 10:00 AM

By David Clayton, Dec. 15, 2017 There is nothing like the sound of shattering glass and the thunder of 80 pounds of falling timber to wake you in the middle of the night. It wasn’t a burglar or a raging storm that startled me recently, but the crash of a 9-foot, fully decorated Fraser fir …

Kloeckner Metals Corp’s New CEO to Aggressively Pursue Digital Strategy< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 12/7/17 10:00 AM

By Phil Bolton, Dec. 7, 2017 Kloeckner & Co., the global German steel service company with annual revenues of more than $8 billion, is on a roll. Its “Kloeckner & Co. 2022” strategy is aimed at disrupting its industry through an aggressive, innovative digitalization initiative constantly upgraded by a team of 60 software engineers based …

Best Practices for Upgrading a Warehouse< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 11/28/17 10:00 AM

By Jason Albro, Nov. 2017 Building a warehouse can be vital to a company’s competitiveness and business survival Building or expanding a manufacturing facility is a complex process that can take years but, for many businesses, it is necessary to long-term competitiveness and business survival. There are different reasons for renovating, expanding, or building a …

10 Tips for Building the Warehouse Your Company Needs< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 11/15/17 10:00 AM

By Joey Johnson, Nov. 15, 2017 There are different reasons for building or expanding a warehouse that can include meeting growing business needs, penetrating new markets, avoiding bottlenecks and replacing old and soon-to-be obsolete equipment. Here are 10 best practices for how to go about creating or expanding a warehouse. Get the numbers you need to …

Kloeckner Metals Corp. Opens Expanded Greenville Plant< class="kmc-blg-pblshdate"/h2>

This article was published on: 10/23/17 5:24 PM

POSTED BY: RETROFIT MAGAZINE EDITOR   OCTOBER 19, 2017 Kloeckner Metals Corp. has opened the doors to its’ expanded Greenville plant. A 50,000-square-feet bay with 43-ton cranes and an automated slitting line capable of processing high strength steels and aluminum has been installed. The plant is located at One White Horse Road in Greenville, S.C. Kurt Dallas, chairman …