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NCCA Roundtable – Balancing Act

This article was published on: 04/10/18 4:10 PM

BY CORINNA PETRY, April 2018 Like ballet dancers, companies must sometimes stand on their toes and reach for the stars while maintaining their equilibrium. Modern Metals asked members of the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) to address the foremost challenges and opportunities in the market today. Our participants are as follows. -NCCA President LAURA LANZA, …

RFID Tech: Now for Appliance Manufacturers

This article was published on: 04/9/18 4:35 PM

By Matt Meyer and Evan Partalis, April 2018 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has come a long way since Walmart first trumpeted its value 10 years ago after retrofitting their supply chain with the tags. Since then, the variety of tags out there has multiplied and the price has dropped precipitously. Meanwhile, the sophistication of RFID …

“Appliance Manufacturers in the US Poised for Good Year”

This article was published on: 03/15/18 10:00 AM

This article originally appeared in Metal Center News on March 15, 2018. With housing markets and consumer confidence on the rise, demand for home appliances is expected to soar this year. The U.S. home appliance sector has been growing for the past several years, and analysts are predicting that trend to continue in 2018. Appliance …

Kloeckner Metals To Launch KloecknerCares

This article was published on: 03/13/18 10:21 AM

March 13, 2018 –  Kloeckner Metals, Roswell, Georgia, will launch a new program KloecknerCares, which will enable the company to give back to those communities where their employees live and work. The program will also serve as a way for employees to get involved in local organizations, and help those in need through donations and volunteering. Kloeckner …

The World’s First Living Backyard Umbrella

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


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