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Kloeckner Metals is proud the supply the metals that power the North American mining industry.

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The Mining Industry

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The United States mining industry contributes significantly to the country’s economy through the production of energy minerals and other raw materials, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, which are critical to the country’s energy production and security. Whether it’s contributing metals to mine support structures, heavy equipment, mine hoists and conveyers, or crushing and grinding equipment, Kloeckner Metals is proud to help power the United States mining industry.

Products Serving the Mining Industry

Services Provided to the Mining Industry


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How large is the United States mining industry?


    The size of the American mining industry is significant and its value was estimated to be approximately $126 billion in 2020. It is a crucial sector that provides raw materials for various industries and contributes to the country’s economy.

  • How is metal used in mining excavation?


    Metal is used in many different ways in the mining excavation process, including:

    • Tools: Hardened steel or carbide-tipped tools are used for drilling, excavation, and grading.
    • Machinery: Heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, and loaders are made with metal parts and components.
    • Support Structures: Metal reinforcements and support structures such as brackets, cables, and struts are used in underground mining to ensure stability and safety.
    • Conveyor Systems: Metal conveyors are used to transport materials and minerals from the excavation site to processing plants.
    • Pipes: Metal pipes are used for water drainage, ventilation, and to transport materials from one place to another.
    • Protective Equipment: Hard hats, steel-toed boots, and other protective gear for workers are made of metal.
    • Shipping Containers: Steel shipping containers are often used to transport extracted minerals from the mining site to processing facilities.

    Overall, metal is an essential material in the mining excavation process, used for various purposes ranging from machinery and tools to infrastructure and protective equipment.

  • Why is pressure vessel quality (PVQ) steel used in the mining industry?


    Pressure vessels and tanks are used in above-ground and below-ground mining applications.

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Additional Industries Served

In addition to serving the mining industry, Kloeckner caters to a wide range of related industries including the electrical, oil & gas, and heavy equipment sectors. Our mission is to be a full-line service center that offers customers unparalleled product scope, full logistical support, and superior customer service across the metals industry.
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