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01.16.2018
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Opportunities at Kloeckner: Robin Portera

In 1999, the Kloeckner Metals’ purchasing department was located in New Orleans. It was there that Robin Portera started as an expediter. When hurricane Katrina hit, Kloeckner moved the purchasing department to the corporate headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. Portera decided to move up with it, and Kloeckner put the purchasing employees up in a hotel …

01.09.2018
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Branch Spotlight: Hawaii

Kloeckner’s Hawaii branch is unique. It has three completely different profit centers, and all three are high value-added businesses. The branch’s galvanizing plant is the only one in the state, and the branch manufactures premium metal roofing. As a steel distributor, the branch also has value-added capabilities such as burning, punching/drilling holes, shearing, and saw …

01.02.2018
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Millennial Spotlight: Mary Kathryn Lamping

Mary Kathryn Lamping is a millennial who works as an account manager in fabrication at the Kloeckner Metals Murfreesboro branch. Not too long ago, however, Mary Kathryn was living in North Carolina and working at another steel company. When her now-husband got a job in Nashville, she wanted to make a switch. She found that …

12.26.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Spreads Holiday Cheer

‘Tis the season of giving  The holidays are always a busy time of the year, but several Kloeckner branches paused their hectic schedules to give back to those in need. Hawaii, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Tulsa partnered with different organizations and donated their time and resources to make this holiday season a cheerful one. Hawaii …

12.20.2017
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MCN Service Center Executive of the Year

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 …

12.20.2017
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Kloeckner Shares Digital Plan with Industry

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. …

12.19.2017
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Retired with Kloeckner: Bill Partalis Retires After 15 Years as CEO of Kloeckner

It is the end of the year, and also the end of an era at Kloeckner Metals. Bill Partalis is retiring after 15 years as CEO of Kloeckner Metals Corporation and 34 years with the company. He has directed the company through many changes and amazing growth. Along the way, he has made a lot of friends. “He’s …

12.15.2017
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Students, graduates well-position to find manufacturing jobs

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 …

12.12.2017
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Opportunities at Kloeckner: Rebecca Tran

Changing Branches Can Create Opportunities at Kloeckner On November 1st, Regional Management Trainee Rebecca Tran moved to her fourth Kloeckner location in less than three years. After starting out in Oklahoma, she was relocated to New Orleans, and then to Dallas. She left the Dallas branch to head to the corporate office in Atlanta, where she …

12.07.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Corp’s New CEO to Aggressively Pursue Digital Strategy

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 …

12.05.2017
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Emerging Leaders Program Prepares Kloeckner for the Future

Participants Travel to Germany to Learn and Meet New People The second round of Kloeckner’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) recently finished and participants are excited about where Kloeckner is heading. The program takes a group of upcoming leaders at Kloeckner selected from both North America and Europe and brings them together to learn more about …

11.28.2017
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Best Practices for Upgrading a Warehouse

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 …

11.28.2017
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Kloeckner Donates Building Materials for People in Need in Haiti and El Salvador

Kloeckner Helps Rebuild in Haiti In response to the devastation of Hurricane Matthew last year, Kloeckner Metals donated two 29 gauge 40.875 wide painted metal coils to rebuild structures in Haiti. Those coils were run through the roll former at Metal Panels Inc., a partner in the event, which turned the metal coils into metal roofing panels. The …

11.21.2017
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Kloeckner Indianapolis Food Drive Shatters Expectations

More than 650 Items Collected For the past few weeks, Office Manager Steve Blair at Kloeckner Indianapolis has been sharing his office with a growing pile of canned foods. As of Friday, November 17, the massive stack tallied 654 items. Then the food was collected by the local Gleaner’s Food Bank and taken to their …

11.20.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Relief Fund Provides Assistance for Employees

In order to better help employees in need, Kloeckner Metals Corporation has created the Kloeckner Metals Relief Fund. The fund is a separate entity governed by its own board of directors. The purpose of the fund is to provide relief for Kloeckner employees who are impacted by natural disasters, fires, or other catastrophic events. “Back …

11.15.2017
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10 Tips for Building the Warehouse Your Company Needs

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 …

11.07.2017
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Veterans Day at American Fabricators – Kloeckner

In honor of Veterans Day, Kloeckner is recognizing the more than 20 veterans who work at Kloeckner’s American Fabricators Inc. (AFI) branch in Nashville, Tennessee. Kloeckner would like to thank these veterans for both their years of service, as well as the excellence that they continue to bring to the Kloeckner team. “On Veterans Day …

10.31.2017
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Kloeckner’s Annual Tradition of Dressing Up For Halloween

A Halloween Tradition and the Devastating Hurricane That Started It Every year employees at the corporate office in Roswell, Georgia go all out dressing up for Halloween. Everyone participates, and some departments even coordinate group costumes. The tradition has evolved into a bit of a competition, with the purchasing department being the group to beat …

10.24.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Partners With Living Canopies

The Living Umbrella Provides both Shade and Color The Kloeckner Metals York branch has partnered with Living Canopies to produce the world’s first shade umbrella to utilize plant life instead of a fabric canopy. The Living Umbrella is a patio sized umbrella with a steel frame that can host a variety of different plants. It is portable, …

10.23.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Corp. Opens Expanded Greenville Plant

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 …

10.19.2017
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Kloeckner Metals opens 50,000-square-foot expansion in Greenville

OCT 19, 2017 Kloeckner Metals, a producer and distributor of steel and metal products, recently expanded its Greenville facility. The expansion includes a 50,000-square-foot bay with 43-ton cranes. The addition also has an automated slitting line to process advanced high strength steel and aluminum products. Roswell, Ga.-based Kloeckner Metals invested more than $11 million in …

10.18.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Corp. hosts open house for newly expanded Greenville plant

Oct 17, 2017 ● Published by Emily Stevenson On Monday Oct. 16, Kloeckner Metals Corporation, one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products in the U.S., opened the doors to its newly expanded Greenville plant. A 50,000-square-foot bay with 43-ton cranes and a new highly automated slitting line fully capable of processing advanced …

10.18.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Opens Newly Expanded Facility

OCTOBER 17 2017 Kloeckner Metals Corporation, one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products in the U.S. (and an AISC member), opened the doors to its newly expanded Greenville, S.C., plant yesterday. The addition encompasses a 50,000-sq.-ft bay with 43-ton cranes and a new, highly automated slitting line for processing advanced high-strength steels and …

10.17.2017
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Sante Fe Springs Partners with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation & Pipeline to a Cure

Stan Bryson, a Processing Manager at Kloeckner’s Santa Fe Springs (SFS) branch, began his involvement with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) when a close friend of his, Emily Haager, shared her experiences of living with the genetically-inherited disease – and her love of surfing. It turns out CF and surfing have something in common. Studies have shown that inhaling …

10.12.2017
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Kloeckner Metals will open expanded Greenville facility on Oct. 16

Kloeckner, a producer and distributor of sheet metal products in the U.S., has invested $11.3 million to expand its Greenville County facility at 1 White Horse Road and create 19 jobs. Georgia-based Kloeckner Metals Corp. has announced it will open its expanded Greenville County plant on Monday, Oct. 16. Kloeckner, a producer and distributor of sheet …

10.10.2017
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Thought Leadership Series: Acting On Data

As the saying goes, it isn’t the size of the data but how you use it. You can have the best data analytics in the world, but they are useless without the business processes required to act on the data. Once data is gathered and analyzed, it is time to enact change based on the …

10.03.2017
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Why Welding Can Be a Great Career

By the time a person reaches high school, many have already considered a career path they may want to take once school is finished. While some may consider careers in medicine, teaching, construction or even the hospitality industry, many may overlook a career in welding. Welding however, can be a lucrative career to think about, …

09.28.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Targeting Digital Sales

NEW YORK — Kloeckner Metals is taking a digital approach to sales in an effort to increase visibility into its supply chain as well as improve demand and pricing forecasts, a top company executive told AMM. “Digital is a huge pillar of our forward strategy, but we are not losing sight of our core business. … …

09.26.2017
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Millennial Spotlight: Qyna Tang

For millennial Qyna Tang, a good office environment can make a world of difference at a company. As an inside sales rep at the Kloeckner LA branch, Qyna enjoys an atmosphere that she describes as “similar to Google.” Employees have a lounge room where they can relax and watch some television during their lunch break. …

09.19.2017
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Retired With Kloeckner: Raymond Metherell

Driver Completes 20 Plus Years Of Safe Driving Truck driver Raymond Metherell is retiring after over 20 years of accident and citation free driving with Kloeckner Metals. He takes great pride in his safe driving record, for which he has received many awards. Raymond started at Kloeckner in 1996 and was driving a truck even …

09.12.2017
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Top Dog of the Month Competition Encourages Salespeople

How Bragging Rights Motivate People At Kloeckner’s Suwanee Georgia branch, there can be only one Top Dog of the Month. The award goes to the top salesperson, but the competition isn’t as simple as who sells the most.Named for the Kloeckner Metals logo, theTop Dog of the Month competition utilizes a points system so that …

09.11.2017
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Benefits of Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Benefits Ideal for Hawaii’s Demanding Environment:  Hawaii’s diverse and highly corrosive environment of ocean-salt exposure, high humidity, rain and trade winds create the need for superior corrosion protection. Hot-Dip Galvanizing is recognized worldwide as the most effective, cost-efficient method of corrosion protection for steel products. State-of-the-Art Galvanizing Plant Our kettle is 27 feet long, 6 …

09.08.2017
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Florida Steel Supply Chain Bracing For Irma

By: Grace Lavigne Steel operations in Florida are gearing up to face the destructive power of Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm that is currently expected to make landfall in the southeastern US state on September 10. Steel Resources LLC, a Miami-based company specializing in steel trading, closed its office midday on September 7 and …

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09.07.2017
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Roswell steel producer appoints new CEO, COO

A Roswell-based metals producer and distributor is changing at the top. Kloeckner Metals Corp. announced the appointments Thursday of John Ganem as CEO and Bart Clifford as COO. Ganem succeeds Bill Partalis, who spent 15 of his 34 years as CEO and will retire at the end of this year. The pair will officially assume …

09.05.2017
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Evan Pope’s Kloeckner Internship Experience

Evan Pope is approaching the end of his ten-week summer internship with Kloeckner. The Kloeckner Internship program is an opportunity for college students to gain real world experience in the steel industry. As Evan reflects on all the things he has experienced, he realizes that he has learned a lot. “I really knew nothing about …

08.29.2017
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#KloecknerGivesBack to Little Lake City School District

  Kloeckner Metals LAX recently partnered with the Santa Fe Springs/Little Lake City school district where they participated in the first health and education fair. The event happened in early August at Little Lake Middle School where 400 families were invited to come and receive information on education and health. This event also centered on donating school supplies …

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08.21.2017
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The Kloeckner Dog Story

Did you know that August 26 is National Dog Day? But why just celebrate one day? Kloeckner Metals has decided to dedicate this week to our loyal, loving and furry friends. You might be wondering why does Kloeckner have a dog as its logo? What does it have to do with steel? Why is the …

08.18.2017
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Metal Roofing Trim: How To Pick The Right Color

Your roof should do more than just protect your home from the elements. It should add curb appeal to your home. To that end, the color of your metal roofing trim, gables, and eaves will play a major role in how your home appears from the street.   Choosing a color isn’t as simple as …

08.15.2017
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Hank Rogacki Receives Career Achievement Safety Award

The Tampa, Florida, branch of the Kloeckner Metals Heavy Carbon Group recently recognized driver Hank Rogacki for his excellent record. Hank marked 25.6 years of citation-free and accident-free driving with a Career Achievement Safety Award. “To me, it is nice to be appreciated like that. It was a nice gesture,” says Hank. “I’m proud to …

08.08.2017
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Employee Spotlight: Bing Han and PVD

Bing Han’s doctorate in material science and engineering is going to come in handy when she visits China this year. Bing is in charge of the technical side of the Kloeckner PVD effort and is also the liaison between Kloeckner and partner Double Stone China. This role will see her traveling to visit Double Stone …

08.01.2017
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Customer Spotlight: MD Barnmaster

Kloeckner Metals partner MD Barnmaster recently completed a horse stabling project in, Norco, California, for a major entertainment company. It will house a variety of horses, including Percherons, Belgians, Brabants, Shires, and Clydesdales. The main building is a huge raised center aisle barn with 20 stalls, grooming areas, tack & feed storage areas, and bathrooms. …

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08.01.2017
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Colorizing Options

PVD is good for the environment and your company culture Compared to many other coating options, physical vapor deposition (PVD) is very environmentally friendly, and in most cases the PVD process has no dangerous by-products. Choosing this option for colorizing is a great way to reduce your company’s environmental impact in a responsible and affordable …

07.25.2017
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Guillermo Gonzalez Receives Career Achievement Safety Award

The Kloeckner Metals Los Angeles branch recently recognized driver Guillermo Gonzalez for his impressive driving record. Guillermo achieved 2.1 million miles of accident-free driving, and for this, he was given the Career Achievement Safety Award. “I feel appreciated and recognized, that I have been transporting the material out to the customers safely on a daily …

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07.25.2017
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Attracting and Retaining Millennials: What Works And What Doesn’t

The truth is that manufacturers today are in a predicament, almost 2 million jobs are projected to go unfilled in the years ahead, while The Pew Research Center predicts that 10,000 baby boomers will retire each day over the next 19 years. This puts the next generation of workers in a good position for jobs, …

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07.21.2017
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Industry 4.0: Digitalization of Manufacturing

The next industrial revolution, the digitization of manufacturing, has started to make inroads into the metals industry. AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin investigated how far it has developed and how far it is likely to spread. NEW YORK — The latest industrial revolution is commonly known as Industry 4.0, but is also strongly associated with …

07.20.2017
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Kloeckner Expands in Greenville to House New Slitter

Kloeckner Metals is investing $11.3 million to expand its Greenville, S.C., operations. The expansion will add 50,000 square feet to the facility to house a new high-speed slitting line capable of processing aluminum and advanced high-strength steel. The company plans to begin operating the new line by Sept. 1. “We wanted a slitting line that would look forward …

07.19.2017
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Kloeckner sets $11.3M SC plant expansion

NEW YORK — Kloeckner Metals Corp. is investing $11.3 million to expand its flat-rolled distribution facility in Greenville, S.C., enhancing its value-add capabilities and capitalizing on growing demand in the US Southeast, a company executive said. The investment will add 50,000 square feet to the current 150,000-square-foot facility and up to 19 new jobs, Robert Cromley, vice president …

07.19.2017
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Kloeckner Expanding South Carolina Facility

Kloeckner Metals will expand its Greenville, S.C., operations through a $11.3 million investment. The company will add 50,000 square feet to its existing facility to house a new high-speed, 84-inch wide slitting line. The new Alcos slitting line will be capable of processing aluminum and high-strength steel. Kloeckner had not previously processed either material at the site, …

07.18.2017
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Thought Leadership Series: Analyzing Data

Once you begin collecting these large troves of data, the next step is to begin analyzing them. This may seem like a daunting task at first. It’s called “Big Data” for a reason, after all. There is a methodical way to approach it, however, and this begins with identifying which metrics are going to be …

07.12.2017
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How Metal Roofing Prices In Hawaii Compare To Other Materials

Metal roofing prices in Hawaii tend to be higher than the prices associated with other roofing materials. This often misleads homeowners into thinking other materials offer a better investment. In reality, the money you invest in a metal roof pays dividends in ways that trump other materials.   Below, we’ll compare metal roofing prices in …

07.11.2017
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Millennial Spotlight: Adam Terrinoni

Adam Terrinoni is a millennial who has just started his career with Kloeckner Metals after graduating from LaGrange College this past May. As a staff accountant, Adam hopes to utilize his abilities and unique skill set to improve the Kloeckner team. He has been asked to hit the ground running, and one of the toughest …

07.06.2017
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The Doggie Bag Newsletter Shares Safety Stories In Chicago

As part of the Safe Start Program, the Kloeckner Metals Chicago office has created a monthly newsletter called The Doggie Bag to really drive home the point. The newsletter features safety related stories from employees and reinforces safety lessons from the program. It is the brainchild of Mike Hoekstra and James Traut, who are also …

06.30.2017
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A Simple Guide On Installing Metal Roof Flashing

Metal roof flashings do more than just seal joints and protect your home from the elements. With the right color and an elegant design, they can breathe new life into your roofing.   The Question Is How Do You Install Them?   Most people rely on the company that handled their metal roofing project, from …

06.30.2017
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Hawaii Metal Roofing: 5 Easy Tips For Ensuring Your Roof Lasts

No roof lasts forever. But in Hawaii, metal roofing that’s kept in good condition can last for decades. It’s not uncommon for a metal roof to offer reliable protection for 50 years or more. That’s saying something given Hawaii’s wet, corrosive climate.   Compared to other roofing materials, such as asphalt, wood, and shake, metal …

06.27.2017
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Thought Leadership Series: Gathering Data

In the digital age, gathering electronic data and using it to improve your business has become a necessity. Metrics as diverse as employee retention rates and customer feedback can all be quantified and tracked in real time. So the first step to creating a data-driven company is implementing procedures and technology to gather all this …

06.20.2017
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Careers at Kloeckner: J. Paul Javier Returns From The KCI Digital Experience

J. Paul Javier, Strategic Sourcing, Architectural Sales, and Innovations for Kloeckner LAX, recently returned from his stay in Berlin for the KCI Digital Experience, and he has learned a lot. The program had him living in Berlin for a month and a half, as well as working in Atlanta. He spent a lot of time …

06.13.2017
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Customer Spotlight: Shade Structures

Kloeckner Metals Corporation (KMC) partner Shade Structures (formerly USA Shade) recently completed a shade structure for the US Pickleball Championship. Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis on a small court. The open air arena needed some shade to protect fans and participants from the hot Naples, Florida sun. …

06.06.2017
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See How Ordering Steel Online via Part Manager Brings Happiness!

As winners of the Prime Advantage Innovation Awards, Kloeckner Metals continues to improve and expand its Part Manger tool for ordering steel online. The tool has been expanded to serve more groups, and new features have been added to better serve customers. A tool which started as a small pilot program has now grown to …

06.01.2017
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Kloeckner Wins Prime Advantage Most Prepared Endorsed Supplier Award

At the recent Prime Advantage spring conference, Kloeckner Metals was awarded the Most Prepared Endorsed Supplier Award. The award is voted on by Prime customers that attended the conference. Individual meetings are set with suppliers over a two-day span and at the end of the conference, the customers submit their vote on which supplier was …

05.31.2017
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Fresh Paint and Room to Grow

Kloeckner Metals Corp.’s flat­rolled division sees opportunity growing in a stretch of farmland located about 40 miles south of Chicago. Kloeckner’s new 106,000­ square-­foot plant in University Park, Ill., could be doubled in size in less than five months on property the company owns, executives said during a recent interview with AMM at the grand opening of …

05.23.2017
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Veterans at Kloeckner

This week, in preparation for Memorial Day, Kloeckner Metals is going to be showcasing some of its employees who served in the military in order to honor and recognize their service. Whenever a position opens up, Kloeckner has a policy of reaching out to veterans. In Georgia, for example, Kloeckner works with organizations such as …

05.22.2017
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Options For Metal Siding In Hawaii: Aluminum Vs. Steel

You have a couple options when it comes to choosing the type of metal siding to use on your home. Some people instinctively choose aluminum. Others opt for steel. Both offer notable benefits over wood, vinyl, and fiber cement.   But how do they compare against each other? Which is the best type of metal …

05.16.2017
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Careers at Kloeckner: American Fabricators, Inc.

For 25 years Jonathan Gregory has been working at American Fabricators, Inc. (AFI). He started out in the plant as the second shift brake department lead man and has since worked his way up to Operations Manager. The philosophy of leading by example is a core part of the AFI workplace, and it is a …

05.09.2017
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Millennials at Kloeckner

The millennial generation adds a unique set of skills and way of doing business to a workplace. They also often view the world differently than other generations. Utilizing millennials is important for developing a well-rounded workforce that is capable of advancing in the digital age. Kloeckner Metals Corporation has made it a point to include …

05.08.2017
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Global Metals Distributor Kloeckner Metals Builds New Plant In Chicago, Hosts Grand Opening

Kloeckner Metals Corporation, a metal distribution company, hosted a grand opening event on Wednesday, May 3 to celebrate the move of its flat-rolled division to a new 106,000-square-foot facility located at 25056 S. Will Center Road in University Park, IL. Activities during the event included tours of the new facility and its capabilities, food and prize giveaways. …

05.04.2017
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Embracing Digitalization in the Steel Industry

Utilizing new marketing trends like virtual reality and creating digital tools are two ways to innovate in the steel industry.   By Steven Nghe, Digital Product Innovation Manager, Kloeckner Metals Corporation Creating a Unique Experience  When Kloeckner Metals Company opened our new 105,000-square-foot plant near Chicago, we wanted a way to provide customers a unique experience that went …

05.02.2017
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PVD As An Environmentally Friendly Alternative Process

PVD (physical vapor deposition) is a technology that is not only functional and economical, it is also environmentally friendly. The PVD process employed by Kloeckner Metals upon the installation of their new equipment, has virtually no environmentally dangerous byproducts, making it a great way for any company to reduce their environmental footprint. “That was a …

05.01.2017
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5 Types Of Metal Roofing Trim (And Why They’re Used)

  Metal roofing trim is one of the most overlooked components of a metal roof. Unless one looks closely at the joints, as well as near the eaves and gutters, it’s rarely seen. Trim is what seals joints and drip edges, and keeps moisture from penetrating your home. It also improves the visual appeal of …

05.01.2017
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5 Myths About Using Metals In Hawaii Roofing… Debunked!

Many people have strange notions about the effects of using metals in Hawaii roofing. Some of these notions stem from a poor understanding regarding how the materials are manufactured. Others are simply perpetuated each time they’re repeated despite clear evidence that disproves them.   Following are five surprisingly resilient myths about metal roofing. Our aim …

05.01.2017
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Why PVD is Gaining Traction in the Appliance Industry

The reasons include aesthetics, functionality and flexibility Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) has been gaining traction in the appliance industry as a multifaceted raw material option. It offers aesthetic and functional benefits that many other materials can’t match. As such, appliance designers have become increasingly aware and interested in the possibilities of using PVD in their components. These possibilities …

04.26.2017
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Careers at Kloeckner: Truck Drivers

It isn’t enough to just sell quality products; you have to deliver them promptly and safely. For this reason, Kloeckner Metals Corporation is always looking for great truck drivers to add to the team. The national fleet is actually composed of several regional fleets, augmented by common carriers. These fleets work together to create a …

04.20.2017
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Kloeckner Metals to Host Illinois Facility Grand Opening on May 3

Metal distributor Kloeckner Metals Corp. will host a grand opening event on May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the move of its flat-rolled division to a new, 106,000-sq.-ft. facility in University Park, Ill. Activities during the event will include tours of the new facility and its capabilities, food, and prize giveaways. After spending …

04.18.2017
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Retired with Kloeckner: John Hall

Underneath a moose, a few deer, and several other hunting trophies, John Hall finished his career with Kloeckner in an office just 300 feet from where he started 52 years prior. In 1965, John had just graduated from a local business college when he started working as a service clerk for Edgcomb Steel of New …

04.11.2017
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Kloeckner Metals will Install New PVD Processing Equipment

Kloeckner Metals Corp. will install new physical vapor deposition (PVD) processing equipment at its Cincinnati facility this year in order to expand its value-add portfolio and capitalize on growing demand for more capacity and color options in surface-treated stainless steel.Kloeckner Metals haspartnered with China’s Double Stone Steel Ltd. (DSS) in 2014 to produce and market …

04.04.2017
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Retired with Kloeckner: Jack Delaney

This past December, Jack Delaney retired after 51 years with Kloeckner Metals. Staying with a company for that long is rare, especially these days when many people will end up at seven or eight different companies throughout their life. Jack attributes some of the reason for staying with Kloeckner all these years as a little …

04.03.2017
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Kloeckner Metals New PVD Processing Equipment

Kloeckner Metals, one of the largest metals distribution and processing companies in the U.S. will be installing new PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) processing equipment that will enable the coloring of Stainless Steel and certain Aluminum materials domestically. Equipment capacities of the lines will be far broader than current options in the United States. Traditionally, large scale …

03.28.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Named 2017 Top Workplace

Kloeckner Metals Corporation has ranked in the top 50 of midsized companies in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 2017 Top Workplaces. Each year the AJC creates the list based entirely on feedback from employees at the various participating businesses, gathered through a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. This year, …

03.27.2017
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Kloeckner Colors Outside the Lines with PVD

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kloeckner Metals Corp. will install new physical vapor deposition (PVD) processing equipment at its Cincinnati facility this year in order to expand its value-add portfolio and capitalize on growing demand for more capacity and color options in surface-treated stainless steel. The Roswell, Ga.-based company partnered with China’s Double Stone Steel Ltd. (DSS) in 2014 to produce and market PVD products via …

03.22.2017
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Kloeckner Metals to Install New PVD Processing Equipment Allowing Coloring Capability

Kloeckner Metals will be installing new PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) processing equipment at their Cincinnati, Ohio site later this year. Roswell, Georgia – Kloeckner Metals, one of the largest metals distribution and processing companies in the U.S. will be installing new PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) processing equipment that will enable the coloring of Stainless Steel and certain Aluminum …

03.21.2017
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Careers at Kloeckner: Welding

A welding career at one of Kloeckner Metals’ many branches can offer rewarding challenges and opportunities above and beyond repetitive mill work. Kloeckner Metals York’s welding team consists of Jeff Jones, Cain Adamson, and Charlie Gardner who were gracious enough to share some of their first-hand experiences. One thing that makes welding work at Kloeckner …

03.14.2017
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#KloecknerGivesBack to Our Charity Partners: United Ministries

Kloeckner Metals Greenville recently adopted the #KloecknerGivesBack mentality and participated in a local charity food drive to help out struggling community members. The event was hosted by United Ministries which operates a local homeless day shelter called Place of Hope and provides community assistance programs, in conjunction with local churches such as Lickville Presbyterian Church. …

03.13.2017
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Kloeckner Metals to Install New PVD Processing Equipment

Metals distributor and processor Kloeckner Metals will install new physical vapor deposition (PVD) processing equipment at its Cincinnati site that will enable the coloring of stainless steel and certain aluminum materials domestically. The equipment will handle stainless sheets up to 60 in. wide and 144 in. long, parts and profiles up to 144 in. long. The company …

03.07.2017
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Branch Spotlight Los Angeles

The Kloeckner Los Angeles Branch has adopted a Silicon Valley office environment to spur innovation and improve company culture. Stand up desks, an open floor plan, and piped in background music are just a few of the things that make this Flat-Rolled branch unique. The charge has been led by General Manager Sergio Torres, who …

03.03.2017
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Metals Processor Moves to New Facility

CHICAGO — Kloeckner Metals Corporation’s flat-rolled division, a North American metal distribution company, is moving to a brand new 106,000 square foot facility in University Park, IL. After spending nearly 20 years operating out of a 100-year-old building in Chicago’s south side, this expansion will allow Kloeckner to bring more value-added service such as: — Expanded processing …

03.03.2017
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Metals Processor Relocates to University Park

Kloeckner Metals Corp.’s flat-rolled division recently relocated from Chicago to a new building in University Park. The metals processor and distributor had been at 13535 S. Torrence Ave. for more than 19 years and began operations last November in a 106,000-square-foot building at 25056 S. Will Center Road in University Park. Kloeckner’s customers include firms in the agricultural, …

02.28.2017
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Branch Spotlight: Chicago, IL (University Park)

Branch Spotlight: Chicago, IL (University Park) After nineteen years operating out of a 100-year-old building on the south side of Chicago, Kloeckner Metals Chicago, IL branchhas expanded and moved into a brand new 106,000 square foot facility in University Park, Illinois. “We are very excited by the opportunity that this significant investment in our new …

02.28.2017
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5 Key Steps to Creating A Safety Plan Regardless of Company Size

The creation of a safety plan must be a top priority for businesses, whether your business is large, small, has one location or many. Initial consideration should be given as to who will have “ownership” of the safety plan, since the management of the plan is critical to its success. A solid safety plan should include the following …

02.25.2017
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How to Build a Digital Platform Before Big E-Commerce Companies Like Amazon and eBay Beat You to It

The following article was provided to Steel Market Update (SMU) by steel service center: Kloeckner Metals. At our SMU Steel Summit Conference last year a Kloeckner executive pointed to changes in their digital footprint as being on the new opportunities facing the domestic service center industry. In the article below, Jonathan Toler of Kloeckner explains why other service centers …

02.21.2017
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#KloecknerGivesBack to our Charity Partners: Springdale Elementary

Kloeckner Metals Tulsa has partnered with local Springdale Elementary to create an ongoing charity effort to help local students. The most recent event was a “HUGS” drive for the kindergarten students at the school. The Kloeckner Tulsa branch has raised donations for hats, undergarments, gloves, and socks, which were handed out to 86 children. Springdale …

02.15.2017
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Careers at Kloeckner: Sales

Kloeckner Metals offers a multitude of sales careers at the many branch locations across the United States and beyond. Brian Clare is a sales manager in the Alpharetta Branch office who has been with Kloeckner for 14 years. He started out as a territory manager in Florida, and then in 2008 he accepted a promotion …

02.08.2017
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Dispelling Myths About Metal Roofing In Hawaii

Metal roofs are some of the most environmentally friendly, long-lasting, and attractive types of roofs around but as with any new or uncommon item there are plenty of myths surrounding metal roofing in Hawaii. The three biggest myths involve: Heat Wind Lightning   Examining Myth Vs. Fact   Heat:  The myth is that since metal …

02.07.2017
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Kloeckner Metals Launches New Design Solutions Website

Kloeckner Metals is launching a new website specifically directed at the architecture industry. The Design Solutions website will cater to architectural and design, providing products and solutions designed to meet their unique needs. While Kloeckner’s other sites are largely based on manufacturing and industrial use, where specifications are already set, this site will help work …

01.31.2017
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How To Manage Lead Times And Keep Customers Happy

Short lead times are an integral part of the metals industry. Customers want the time between placing an order and receiving it to be as short as possible. The ability to keep lead times both short and consistent, therefore, is a crucial goal for a metal service center. “In the past five to eight years, …

01.30.2017
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Metal Roofing Trim Is Your Secret Weapon To Roof Longevity

Although small in comparison, and sometimes hidden from sight, metal roofing trim is key to the longevity of metal roofs. These small, thin pieces of metal provide vital protection against water and pest intrusion with the added function of providing roof ventilation – all of which can affect a roof’s integrity and lifespan. It’s easy …

01.26.2017
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Branch Spotlight: Tampa, Florida

The Kloeckner Metals Tampa location has been servicing the Central Florida area for over 40 years. In that time, it has seen many changes and upgrades. Today the heavy carbon facility serves as a hub location, working with the Pompano Beach and Jacksonville locations to service customers around the state. Located within a block of …

01.19.2017
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Kloeckner at ASHRAE Winter Conference of HVAC&R Industry Trade Show

The ASHRAE Winter Conference is the world’s largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) gathering and is being held in Las Vegas on January 28. As one of the major suppliers to the HVAC&R industry, Kloeckner Metals will be in attendance. Kloeckner services most of the leading brands in this arena. In total, around …

01.10.2017
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Careers at Kloeckner: J. Paul Javier and the KCI Digital Experience

Careers at Kloeckner Being a global company, Kloeckner provides many opportunities for its employees to travel the world as part of their job. One such opportunity is being pursued by J. Paul Javier, who was recently chosen to participate in a project that will see him spending time in Germany. The project is the KCI …

01.03.2017
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Digital Platforms Are Evolving In The Metals Industry

As the metals industry digitalizes, it is becoming more and more important for metals distributors to develop quality digital platforms. E-commerce businesses like Amazon have the potential to enter the industry, especially catering to smaller suppliers. This makes now the ideal time to develop industry platforms before this disruption occurs. Large industry players like Kloeckner …

12.27.2016
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Kloeckner Metals Raises Over 250 Toys in Toys for Tots Charity Event

For the fourth year in a row, the Kloeckner Metals Tulsa branch participated in a local “Toys for Tots” drive, and this year they shattered records. The office of only around 100 people managed to raise over 250 toys for the charity. Those who didn’t have the time or ability to go out shopping would …

12.20.2016
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Leaders’ Choice Advantage Awarded for our Digitalization Efforts

At the 2016 Goodman/Daikin annual supplier conference, Kloeckner Metals won the Leaders’ Choice Advantage Award. Goodman/Daikin is the number one supplier of residential air-conditioner and heating units in the United States. Within the past year, Kloeckner Metals has become a provider of steel for the company. The Leaders’ Choice Advantage Award recognizes a successful implementation …

12.20.2016
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Partner with Kloeckner Metals to Process Steel in Hawaii

Do you want to use steel in your construction project but don’t have the ability to process the steel to get the exact pieces you need? Contact Kloeckner Metals. We process steel in Hawaii for home and business owners all over the state. By partnering with us for your steel needs you’ll save time, money and …

12.13.2016
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Safety Program Management: Implementation in a Multi-Site Organization

Kloeckner Metals Corporation is a multinational metal services company. The US headquarters is located in Roswell, GA, and the company has over 45 locations throughout the continental US and Mexico. The US operations have experienced exponential growth over the last ten years, doubling in size through the acquisition of numerous steel services companies. This growth …

12.12.2016
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Flashing in Hawaii Protects Your Home from the Ravages of Rain

Flashing Hawaii style means securing your peace of mind that your home structure will stand up to years of weather. The lush beauty of Hawaii’s islands comes with high humidity and rainfall that can wear away at your home. Without protection from the moisture that can collect within your roof, the support that you rely …

12.06.2016
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Kloeckner Metals Donates to Charity For Haiti Hurricane Relief

The Kloeckner Metals Tulsa Building Products branch recently participated in a charity event geared toward providing relief for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Rather than simply giving money, the program provides building materials for shelter/home repair. As a company which sells building materials, this was a unique way that Kloeckner could help the …

11.29.2016
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The History of Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Galvanizing is the process by which a coating of zinc is applied to steel. It endows corrosion resistance and other beneficial properties to the steel. Zinc had been applied to copper to create brass alloy as early as the 10th century B.C., but it wasn’t until the 1700s that its applications in steel and iron …

11.22.2016
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Chromium: Putting the “Stainless” in “Stainless Steel”

When you think of chromium, you probably think of chromium plating, a.k.a. chrome. It has another more prevalent use, however. Chromium is a key ingredient in stainless steel. Basically, it is what makes the steel stainless. As such, chromium is an important element in the steel industry and it has been for hundreds of years. …

11.15.2016
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Gaining Capabilities with Metal Fabrication

Capabilities A drilling, punching, and sheering system can provide a multitude of capabilities which allows a fabrication shop to perform many in-house services. The Voortman V550-6 drilling, punching, and shearing system is one such system used at the Kloeckner Metals Indianapolis branch. The machine is able to drill, punch, shear, thread tap, and etch both …

11.08.2016
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Kloeckner Wins Innovation Award for Ordering Steel Online Software

For the second year in a row, Kloeckner Metals has won the Supplier of the Year Award and the first year for the Innovation Award from Prime Advantage for the fall of 2016. Prime Advantage is a mid-market manufacturing buying group that was founded in 1997. Kloeckner has been a member of the group since …

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11.01.2016
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3 Expert Tips About Using A Press Brake

Today is my birthday. So what better way to celebrate than to talk about press brakes! Types of Press Brake A press brake is an important piece of equipment in any metal fabrication shop. It allows you to bend t metal in a multitude of ways. At the Kloeckner Metals Indianapolis branch, there are three …

10.25.2016
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How Hot-Dip Galvanizing Drastically Improves Steel

Hot-Dip Galvanizing at Kloeckner Metal’s Hawaii Branch Hot-dip galvanizing dramatically improves the longevity and durability of steel. This is especially important in highly corrosive environments. That is why Kloeckner Metals has a hot-dip galvanizing plant in Hawaii, the only one in the state. Hawaii’s diverse and highly corrosive environment of ocean-salt exposure, high humidity, rain …

10.18.2016
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4 Things to Consider When Deciding To Upgrade Metal Slitter Equpiment

How Metal Slitters Work When deciding whether to upgrade metal slitter equipment, there are many factors that need to be considered. A metal slitter is a piece of machinery that takes sheet metal and cuts it into narrower widths depending on the needs of the customer and application. The Kloeckner Metals Tulsa, Oklahoma, facility can …

10.11.2016
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2 Keys to A Quality Building Materials Company

As a painted coil distributor, selling building materials requires a unique set of skills. Unlike a direct relationship between a mill and a manufacturer, there is very little contractual work. Often dealing with smaller volume orders, there is a need to be adaptable while still maintaining the necessary inventory for prompt delivery. “Our market is …

10.04.2016
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New Technologies Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Information technology is revolutionizing the supply chain. From improving safety to decreasing costs, new technologies have many benefits. This, in turn, is changing the way logistics are managed. Kloeckner Metals Corporation utilizes these technologies in both their fleet and common carrier management. Fleet The Kloeckner fleet of trucks has seen many changes over the years. …

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09.27.2016
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Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Market Update – September 2016

The global physical vapor deposition (PVD) market is expected to reach 31.63 billion USD by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research. Growth is predicted to be driven by an increase in demand for thin film coatings from microelectronics and solar panels. In 2015, the total global market for PVD was about @14.41 …

09.27.2016
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Kloeckner Metals Is Your One Stop Shop for Roofing Materials in Hawaii

Kloeckner Metals makes shopping for roofing materials in Hawaii easy. Everything you need to install a new metal roof can be found on our 5-acre campus on Oahu. We offer metal roof manufacturing, statewide delivery, and expert service to complete your job.   Visit us for: Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems Exposed Fastener Panels Decorative …

09.21.2016
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What Kind of Metal Roofing Trim Do I Need?

Metal roofing trim does more than just complete the look of your roof, it also protects it from the elements, sealing joints and helping to divert water away from the building. The biggest areas of concern are where two roof panels meet, where valleys or intersections form, and at the edge lines. In this post we …

09.20.2016
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Why Laser Cutting Offers a Better Cut

Laser cutting machines can offer precision and accuracy unmatched by other methods. The machine uses high intensity light in conjunction with a high pressure gas to vaporize the material being cut. It can be used on a variety of metals and thicknesses. “It cuts much more accurately than manual methods, and also more accurately than …

09.13.2016
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The Benefits of Using a Turret Punch

A turret punch is a soft tooling machine that gives you some unique capabilities. A sheet of material is fed into the machine which has tooling in it. Said tooling uses multiple strokes on a part to produce a number of features. These features include circular holes, square holes, different shapes, and forms such as …

09.06.2016
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How Roll Forming and Tubing Works

The processes of roll forming and tubing begin when you take a coil product and cut it. Beginning with a large roll of sheet metal, you run the coil through a slitter. This takes the large sheet, 48 inches wide for example, and cuts it down to around four to seven inches. The resulting product …

09.01.2016
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Galvanized Steel Remains the Best Way of Protecting Metals in Hawaii

For decades, galvanized steel has been recognized as a superior building product among metals in Hawaii. The hot, humid, and salty Hawaiian climate can wreck havoc on unprotected steel and other metals, which is why substrate coatings are necessary for prolonged protection. Despite advances in technology, galvanized steel remains the best, most cost-effective solution for …

08.30.2016
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Four Keys to A Quality Metal Fabrication Shop

Multiple Services Metal Fabrication shops provide a multitude of services, including punching, cutting, forming, and welding. They can perform soft tooled processes and some hard tooled stamping. From the mill, the metal travels to a service center where it is processed into the desired blank sizes, or the desired coil widths. It is then shipped to the …

08.23.2016
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3 Ways Kloeckner Utilizes Crane Maintenance to Grow our Business

At Kloeckner Metals Corporation, there are three business segments: Flat Rolled Group, Heavy Carbon Group, and Specialty Products Group.  In all three business segments, we rely heavily on the use of cranes.  These cranes move materials to process orders and load shipments for our customers.  To ensure the safety of our employees, reduce crane downtime, and …

08.22.2016
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A Simple 3-step Galvanizing Process Protects Steel for a Lifetime

Galvanized steel is prized all over the world for its durability and corrosion-resistance. But for as strong as the finished material is, the process is surprisingly simple and straightforward. Galvanizing steel consists of just three steps: Surface Preparation. Galvanizing. Inspection. Surface Preparation Like most things, the quality of a finished galvanized product is directly influenced …

08.16.2016
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Kloeckner’s Digitalization Efforts Includes a New Amazon Project

Shopping Online Online shopping has revolutionized the way the world does business. No longer is distribution limited by physical retail property. For this reason, Kloeckner Metals is for the first time selling products directly to the end user, via Amazon. People can now buy products straight from the manufacturer without having to purchase bulk orders. …

08.13.2016
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Regular Inspections Are a Key Part of Steel Roof Maintenance

One of the most frequently quoted benefits of steel roofing is the fact that it requires very little maintenance. Basic galvanized steel roofs can last 20 years or more with proper maintenance, but what does that mean? In this post, we’ll take a look at what kind of maintenance is required of these metal roofs.   All …

08.09.2016
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5 Things All Consumers Need to Consider Before Ordering Steel Online

With online shopping becoming ubiquitous, the digitalization of the steel ordering process is inevitable. Already, there are many companies offering online ordering. Switching to an online ordering service can be a game changer in inventory management. Not all online ordering services are equal, however. When ordering steel online, it is important to find a business …

08.08.2016
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With Roofs Made of Steel, Hawaii Homes Get the Best Value and Protection

By choosing roofs made of steel, Hawaii homeowners get added value and protection for decades. Hawaii’s climate is harsh for materials that are exposed to the elements 24 hours a day. Compared to asphalt roofing or tile, steel roofing is much more durable and able to withstand torrential rain, gale-force winds, and wind-borne debris. There are many …

08.02.2016
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4 Little-Known Facts About Stainless Steel

Chromium Stainless Steel plays a unique role in metallurgy. Stainless steels are first and foremost used for their corrosion resistance. They are created by mixing iron and carbon with chromium, and sometimes nickel and other alloys. “Chromium is the most critical component of stainless,” says John Dobek, V.P. Commercial, Stainless Steel and Aluminum at Kloeckner …

08.01.2016
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Metal Roofing Trim: An Essential Piece of Any System

For some, choosing a metal roof means simply picking out colors and panels. However, starting the process often unearths a host of considerations that enhance the finished project. Metal roofing trim is one such consideration. Overlooking metal roofing trim can mean dismissing an essential component in virtually any roof system.   Benefits Of Roofing Trim   At Kloeckner …

07.26.2016
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5 Reasons Behind Aluminum’s Growing Popularity

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards Since the adoption of new CAFE standards in 2013, automotive companies have been searching for ways to increase fuel economy. More often than not, these solutions have prominently featured aluminum. At roughly one third the weight of steel, utilizing aluminum drastically reduces the mass of the vehicle, while maintaining …

07.25.2016
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Why Metal Makes the Best Roofing Materials in Hawaii

Putting a new roof on your commercial building in Hawaii means you have so many materials to choose from. Choice is good…but it can also be overwhelming. You may start the process with a specific look in mind, but it’s important to go beyond mere aesthetics. The sunny island climate here brings with it some distinctive features that …

07.19.2016
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4 Things to Know About PVD

What is PVD? Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating has found a multitude of new uses since it was first discovered. Like many other technologies, it was first studied for military applications. PVD coating was used in ballistics, prolonging the life of cannons as well as reducing spin by reducing friction and wear. “I guess some …

07.14.2016
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Creative Uses for Metal Siding in Hawaii Homes and Businesses

We are becoming more used to seeing metal roofing in Hawaii, but what about metal siding? Hawaii is an ideal location for the use of metal siding because it’s extremely wind and weather-resistant, resists corrosion, environment-friendly, low maintenance, and cost-effective.   It’s also versatile. If you’re curious about metal siding, but don’t want to re-side your entire …

07.12.2016
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4 Things to Look for in a Metal Service Center

Service The basic functions of a metal service center involve stocking programs, Kanban programs, and inventory management. Manufacturers need a reliable availability of metal which they can have delivered ideally next day. This allows the manufacturers to decrease the inventory they need to house and, in doing so, increase their cash flow. It is important …

07.05.2016
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Protect Your Steel Investment with Hot-dip Galvanizing in Hawaii

Hot-dip galvanizing of Hawaii steel products may have started out as a way to prevent corrosion in our humid environment, but that’s not all it’s good for. Today, the process is used to reduce the initial cost of a product, add strength, durability, and versatility to the piece, improve its’ aesthetics, and even up its’ …

07.05.2016
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How Enameling Steel is Used to Create Porcelain-Enameled Steel

Enameling Steel Summertime is the season of grilling. As the smell of barbeque wafts through the air, take a moment and appreciate your grill. Chances are, enameling steel made all this possible. Most barbecues use this type of metal so that it can be coated with porcelain enamel to withstand the high-heats of cooking. “It …

06.28.2016
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Galvalume Metal Roofing is High Strength and Corrosion Resistant

Durability Combining functionality and aesthetics, metal roofing is a great option for residential and commercial buildings alike. It is light weight and high strength, providing wind resistance and longevity to a roof. When properly designed, metal roofs can even withstand hurricane force winds. They are thoroughly tested in order to meet standards set by the …

06.24.2016
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Need a Partner to Process Steel in Hawaii? Kloeckner Metals Is It

If your business is in need of steel in Hawaii you need a reliable partner, one who can help you obtain the products you need at the exact specifications the job requires. You need Kloeckner Metals. For over 50 years, we have been providing local, in state steel processing services to businesses in a range …

06.21.2016
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Prepainted Steel, Aluminum and the Coil Coating Process

Prepainted steel and/or aluminum can be found in a multitude of household products. From refrigerators, to air conditioners, to construction material, prepainted steel can be found everywhere. Different coatings can be applied for different demands. “In some coatings you are going to need more exterior environment weathering, flexibility, more impact resistance, than you do with …

06.13.2016
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An Introduction to the Kloeckner Metals Blog

As a leader in the metals industry, Kloeckner Metals has developed extensive expertise in the field. Our knowledge comes from a team of people that have spent years honing their skills. From flat rolling to heavy carbon and everything in between, we have a deep understanding of these products and processes. This series of articles …

05.12.2016
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With a Standing Seam Roof, Hawaii Homes Get Decades of Protection

With a standing seam roof, Hawaii homeowners can rest assured that their homes will be protected for decades to come. Kloeckner Metalsmanufactures its own steel roofing products on Oahu, and offers delivery throughout the state of Hawaii. We’ve been doing business here since 1959, and we are proud to offer premium steel products made with local labor …

03.15.2016
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Standing Seam Metal Roofing in Hawaii Gives a Sleek, Modern Look

When it comes to metal roofing, Hawaii takes full advantage of its benefits. Standing seam metal roofs lend a sleek, modern twist to this practical and durable roofing material. Its panels run continuously from the roof’s ridgeline to the eaves, giving a standing seam roof a contemporary industrial look, and its advantages are hard to beat.   …

02.15.2016
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Metal Roofing Trim: A Primer

Metal roofing trim is an accessory that is also a critical part of the system that keeps your home safe from the elements. If you are looking at replacing your metal roof, you will probably end up discussing and making choices about these important components, so it is helpful to learn what each piece does. The specific …

02.08.2016
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The Best Roofing Material in Hawaii: Metal

Choosing the right roofing material in Hawaii is critical for protecting your home. Living in Hawaii may be paradise for people, but it is brutal on our roofs, with the massive rain, high winds, and occasional hail and flying coconuts. Metal roofing is by far the hardier choice, and it offers a host of other benefits, as …

02.02.2016
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Do You Need Flashing in Hawaii? If You Want a Dry Building, Yes, You Do

If you are tackling a big project like re-siding or re-roofing, it can be tempting to look for areas where you can save money. One area that you definitely do not want to skimp on is flashing. Hawaii has a wet and humid climate where a lack of flashing can spell doom for a building. …

01.25.2016
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Metal Roofing Trim Adds a Finishing Touch to Any Roofing Project

A metal roof consists of more than just sheets covering the square footage of the roof. Gutters and metal roofing trim are just two examples of important roof accessories. Both improve the function of the roof and help to keep your structure moisture free.   Whether you have a metal roof of not, trim is …

01.19.2016
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10 Reasons We Love Metal Siding on Hawaii Buildings

As more people realize the benefits of metal roofing, metal siding on Hawaii buildings is also becoming more popular. Metal siding carries with it all of the same benefits as metal roofing and then some. Here is a look at 10 of the biggest benefits of metal siding in Hawaii.   10 Benefits of Metal Siding …

01.11.2016
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Dispelling the Myths about Metal Roofing Materials in Hawaii

For as relatively common as metal roofs have become in Hawaii, myths and misconceptions persist. In this post, we will put those myths to rest and explain how metal roofing materials on Hawaii homes and businesses are one of the best investments you will ever make.   Common Myths about Metal Roofs   There are many misconceptions …

11.25.2015
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Choose Metal Siding in Hawaii: The Environment Will Thank You

Looking to update your island home without making a major impact on the environment? One material choice may instantly rise above the rest: metal siding. For years, Hawaii building owners have entrusted Kloeckner Metals to furnish their metal siding for a wide range of reasons. Extreme durability, impressive endurance, and the ability to keep pests …

11.04.2015
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Everything You Did Not Know about Sheet Metal Flashing in Hawaii

When it comes to the roofing structure on any home or business, one component often receives little attention; the flashing. Hawaii residents will spend countless hours choosing the color, look, and style of their roof materials. However, when it comes to choosing the flashing, Hawaii home and business owners often overlook the type of flashing that …

10.01.2015
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Kloeckner Metals Acquires American Fabricators, Inc.

Klöckner & Co acquires US sheet metal fabrication company American Fabricators Highly profitable company with annual sales of around USD 30 million Entry into sheet metal fabrication as next strategic step following expansion of service center activities Higher value-added depth and greater integration into customers’ production processes Duisburg, Germany, October 1, 2015 – Through its US country …

09.14.2015
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Choose Roofing Materials in Hawaii That Outlast the Corrosive Climate

If you love your island life and want to spend your time on the beach instead of worrying about your roof, choose roofing materials in Hawaii that last. Unless you choose roofing materials in Hawaii that last, our humid climate and salty air deteriorate roofs and other metal surfaces to the extent that frequent maintenance …

09.03.2015
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Hot-dip Galvanizing Makes Metals in Hawaii Corrosion-resistant

Steel and products made from steel in Hawaii are subject to conditions that mainland states do not have to worry about. Between the volcanic mist (or vog) and salt air, steel in Hawaii can corrode quickly. Whether you are talking about roofing, siding, trim, structural beams, or appliances, the problem is the same: unless properly treated, …

07.22.2015
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Purchasing Metals in Hawaii: Three Tips for Buying Success

Buying large quantities of metals in Hawaii can prove a major undertaking. The first thing you will notice when beginning your search is that not all providers of metals are the same. With every prospective vendor claiming to be an industry expert, you can feel overwhelmed trying to make a choice that will be cost effective.   …

07.08.2015
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Searching for Steel in Hawaii? Search for These Key Factors in Your Provider

Searching for quality steel in Hawaii? Success starts with finding the right provider. Knowing a few simple tips and pointers for finding the right provider of steel in Hawaii can ensure a positive experience and partnership, from start to finish.   Three Must-Haves From Your Provider   The first thing to consider when searching for a …

07.01.2015
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Kloeckner Metal’s Roofing Materials in Hawaii Are Perfect for Home or Business

If you’re searching for roofing materials in Hawaii that will save you money, protect your building, and add value to your home or business, look at the high-performing metal roofing from Kloeckner Metals. Many of today’s modern buildings use metal roofing for added style, but even residential homes benefit from the durable and protective qualities …

06.15.2015
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For a Roof That Is Architectural and Safe, Consider a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Hawaii

Of all the types of roofing, their modern look and high style really stand out. The roof gets its name from the literal “standing seam” that runs from the roof edge to the rooftop. This seam is where the metal panels actually connect, and it adds real architectural depth to your roof. The Materials Of …

05.22.2015
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Everything You Need to Know about Choosing a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Hawaii

It’s no secret that the roof proves a critical component in any residential or commercial structure in Hawaii. Not only does the roofing system protect the building itself, it also safeguards everyone inside from whatever is going on outside; that’s why choosing the right roofing system solution is so important. For many business and homeowners …

05.06.2015
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Top 10 Benefits of Using Steel in Hawaii Construction Projects

The use of steel in Hawaii construction projects has many benefits; benefits that are causing builders to re-think the use of steel. As a building product, we are used to seeing steel on Hawaii high-rises, but the material can be used for homes and business construction projects of any size and we are seeing more and more …

04.10.2015
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Don’t Forget the Metal Roofing Trim to Go with Your New Metal Roof

Metal roofing trim provides a special finishing touch that will pull the look of the roof and house together and protect it from the elements at the same time. If you’ve decided to replace your roof with metal roofing in Hawaii, you’ll also want to think about the trim work to ensure the best looks …

03.19.2015
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Top Benefits of Metal Siding on Hawaii Homes and Businesses

If you are looking for durability in a siding product, metal can’t be beat. The use of metal siding on Hawaii homes and businesses is climbing as property owners learn more about its benefits, which we’ll outline below. Types of Metal Siding In Hawaii Metal siding is available in galvalume coated steel or aluminum. Steel …

03.02.2015
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What’s so Special about a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Hawaii?

Chances are good that you’ve seen a standing seam metal roof in Hawaii recently. The metal roofing panels are instantly recognizable due to their flat pan and narrow vertical rib design, solid colors, and lack of visible seams. Metal roofing and standing seam metal roofs, in particular, are taking off in popularity as home and …

02.02.2015
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Go Green with Metal Roofing in Hawaii

We often get asked if our metal roofing in Hawaii is environmentally-friendly. The answer is a resounding “YES!” Metal roofing is among the “greenest” of roofing products and consistently shows up in research studies and reports as an eco-friendly building option. Here’s why: 1. Recyclable. Metal roofing is made of steel. Not only is steel …

02.02.2015
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A Look at Four Different Types of Roofing Materials in Hawaii

Home and business owners have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing roofing materials in Hawaii. But what is the best choice? The answer varies from person to person and from structure to structure but there are four primary types of roofing materials in Hawaii. Homes and businesses alike use these materials, each with …

10.01.2014
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Kloeckner Metals and Double Stone Steel

Roswell, GA – (October 1, 2014) – Kloeckner Metals announces today an exclusive distributorship agreement with Double Stone Steel for the marketing of PVD* coated Stainless and Aluminum sheet products. Under this agreement, Kloeckner will also exclusively market related fabrication services, anti-fingerprint and antimicrobial coating options along with Stainless Mesh. These products add tremendous flexibility and creative options to …

11.13.2013
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Kloeckner Metals Unveils New Website

Kloeckner Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that effective November 18, 2013; we will be launching the new Kloeckner Metals website. Marketing, along with Human Resources and IT, have been working hard to deliver a greatly improved and enhanced online presence that better reflects our brand and promotes our product/service offerings. In addition to a new, dynamic and …

10.09.2013
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Kloeckner Announces Opening of New Facility

Kloeckner Metals Announces the Initial Operation of Light Gauge Processing Center Roswell, GA – (October 9, 2013) – Kloeckner Metals, one of the leading metal distributors in North America, announced on June 14, 2012, that it would build a light gauge flat rolled processing center on a greenfield site in the Southeast. Kloeckner is happy to announce …

10.01.2013
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Kloeckner Metals Announces Consolidations

Expects Further Synergies from Merger Roswell, GA – (October 1, 2013) – Kloeckner Metals, one of the leading metal distributors in North America, announced today that it will reorganize and consolidate a number of facilities under the Kloeckner Metals brand. This is consistent with the strategy to realize synergies from the integration of MacSteel Service Centers USA and …

06.14.2012
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Kloeckner Metals Announces New Light Gauge Flat Rolled Processing Facility

Alabama Plant to Begin Operations in 2013 Roswell, GA – (June 14, 2012) – Kloeckner Metals, one of the leading metal distributors in North America, announced today that it will build a light gauge flat rolled processing center on a greenfield site in the Southeast. The facility will be located on-campus with ThyssenKrupp’s’ state-of-the-art carbon flat rolled mill …

03.01.2012
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Merger Creates Third Largest Metals Distributor In North America

Namasco Corporation & Macsteel Service Centers USA Launch New Name in Service Center Marketplace Roswell, GA – (February 29, 2012) – Beginning on March 1, 2012, Namasco and Macsteel will start to operate under a new brand, Kloeckner Metals, as they prepare to finalize the merger of the two industry leaders later this year. This …