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40 Years: Lisa Sweitzer
“I used to tell people I started working here at 10,” jokes Lisa Sweitzer. In 1977, her aunt, dad, and uncle all worked at Edgcomb Steel (now Kloeckner Metals) in York Memory Lane, Pennsylvania. That’s how she started. Then, she stayed. Originally hired to work at the Kloeckner York (Memory) front desk, over her 44 ...
This article originally appeared on: Many of us in the underground shoring business still refer to our products as “dumb” pieces of steel. This holds true whether we are talking about our standard steel road crossing plate or our highly engineered support of excavation equipment. We have grown up with the thought that we ...
Welding Aluminum
Welding aluminum makes countless products possible. Like auto pistons, aircraft, marine valves, bikes, structural aluminum beams, and many others. Whether welding aluminum plate, sheet, bar, or tube to make these and other products, knowing the aluminum grade is what’s most critical. Welding Aluminum Alloys Aluminum is alloyed with various elements which accentuate certain characteristics, like ...
what is aluminum used for
What is aluminum used for when it comes to the automotive industry? The short answer is, a lot! Aluminum is rapidly becoming a material central to vehicle manufacturing. In fact, aluminum is considered the fastest growing automotive manufacturing material. Looking ahead, it’s certain that demand for aluminum in the auto industry will continue driving upwards. ...
Majid Azhdarzadeh Employee Spotligh
Majid Azhdarzadeh is a CAD Programmer at Kloeckner Metals Charlotte (Black Satchel) whose reputation resolving an impressive range of mechanical issues could earn him the nickname, The Magic Worker. The Magic Worker When asked how he approaches machine issues, Majid replies, matter-of-factly, “You just solve it. You find the significant parts of the problem, and ...
properties of aluminum
If you’ve ever wondered what properties of aluminum make it such a popular and versatile metal, you’re not alone. There are numerous characteristics that make aluminum and aluminum alloys one of the world’s most important materials in use across an impressive range of industries. This includes the appliance, architectural, aviation, and automotive industries, just to name ...
20+ Years with Kloeckner - Marietta Alay-Ay
“Shut the front door!” Chief Financial Officer Andrea Moseley instructs Finance Director Marietta Alay-Ay during one of their regular meetings. It’s an odd request that seems to come from nowhere. Marietta, sort of bewildered, walks over to the door anyway, and closes it. She turns around to the sound of Andrea’s laughter. Marietta, originally from ...
Comparing 7075 Aluminum vs 6061
When choosing an aluminum alloy for a project, it’s important to consider the attributes you need for the final application – whether it’s strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity, or a combination of these qualities. 7075 aluminum and 6061 aluminum are two common types of alloy in the industry that are worth comparing. What is the Chemical ...
Is aluminum an alloy?
What exactly is aluminum? Is it a natural element or a man-made alloy? The answer is: both! But aluminum can take on a variety of shapes and forms depending on how it’s treated. Read on to learn more about this important element and how it has come to play a part in a variety of ...


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