Industries Served

Heavy Equipment & Construction

Between our long experience in heavy equipment manufacturing and our unparalleled product versatility, we help heavy equipment manufacturers build on a global scale.

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The Heavy Equipment Industry

Heavy Equipment and construction industry

Kloeckner is a leader in the steel and fuel system solutions that drive the heavy equipment industry. With facilities conveniently located nearby manufacturing centers, Kloeckner can produce large quantities of high-quality tubes, bars, and thick plates to manufacturer specifications.

Manufacturing heavy equipment is not just about raw materials, though Kloeckner materials reliably combine low weight with maximum strength; it is about minimizing operation costs without sacrificing quality to meet global demand. Kloeckner can be your partner in streamlined operations, unparalleled quality, and just-in-time delivery.

Products Serving the Heavy Equipment & Construction Industry

Services Provided to the Heavy Equipment & Construction Industry

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Special Equipment Serving the Heavy Equipment & Construction Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How large is the heavy equipment industry in the United States?


    As of 2021, the industry in the United States was estimated to be worth around $200 billion.

  • What is the United States heavy equipment industry?


    The industry involves the manufacturing, sales, and rental of a wide range of construction, mining, agricultural, and material handling equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, cranes, loaders, backhoes, and more.

  • What metal grades and alloys go into bulldozers, excavators, cranes, loaders, and backhoes?


    Bulldozers, excavators, cranes, loaders, and backhoes typically use high-strength steel alloys such as carbon steel, alloy steel, and stainless steel for the frames, booms, and other structural components.

  • What are the needs of the heavy equipment industry?


    The industry has unique manufacturing needs due to the size and complexity of the equipment being produced. Some of the key manufacturing needs of the industry include:

    1. Large and specialized machinery: Manufacturers require large and specialized machinery to fabricate and assemble their products. This includes equipment such as large welding machines, CNC machines, and robotic arms.
    2. Skilled labor force: They require a skilled labor force, including welders, machinists, engineers, and designers. These workers must have the necessary expertise to work with heavy materials and produce high-quality products.
    3. Advanced materials: They use advanced materials, such as high-strength steel, composites, and alloys, to create equipment that is strong, durable, and resistant to wear and tear.
    4. Quality control processes: The industry requires rigorous quality control processes to ensure that products meet industry standards and are safe to use. This includes inspections, testing, and certification processes.
    5. Supply chain management: Manufacturers must manage complex supply chains that involve multiple suppliers, logistics providers, and distributors. This requires effective coordination and communication to ensure that all components are delivered on time and to the required specifications.
    6. Safety standards: Heavy equipment manufacturers must comply with strict safety standards to protect workers and users of their products. This includes designing equipment with safety features such as roll-over protection structures, seat belts, and warning systems.

    Overall, the heavy equipment industry requires specialized manufacturing processes and a skilled workforce to produce large, complex, and durable products that meet strict quality and safety standards.

Additional Industries Served

In addition to the heavy equipment industry, Kloeckner is leading a wide range of related sectors including heavy trucks, metal building, and shipbuilding. Thanks to our unparalleled product scope, our wealth of logistical support, and our superior customer service, we are at the forefront of the North American metals industry.
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