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Kyle Otte Employee Spotlight
Kyle Otte recalls the best advice his father could have ever given him – advice he’s passed onto his own kids. His father said, “I don’t care what you do, as long as you: work hard provide for your family do something that is legal and ethical I don’t care if you are the President ...
welding stainless steel
The welding of stainless steel is substantially different from welding other materials. The difference begins with the unique chemical composition of stainless steel. What is stainless steel? Like other steels, stainless steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. What makes stainless steel different, though, is its inclusion of at least 10.5% chromium, an element ...
HR Moving On Up
One way Kloeckner Metals stands out is by the breadth and depth of its training programs. Professional development spans multiple intensive programs designed for different career stages. Just a few include Leading for Success, the Rotational Management program, and the College Intern Program, with more on the way. Hear more from just a few graduates ...
Kathy Kester
In the 80’s, Kathy Kester was working for a trucking company that hauled steel. There weren’t a lot of women in the metals industry back then. Even though it was the 80s, it felt more like the 50s – like Mad Men. Female professionals would be called “little girls,” for instance. Kathy’s upbringing hadn’t prepared ...
Messer Cutting Systems
Messer Cutting Systems TMC 4500 DB is a heavy-duty dual beam cutting machine recently installed at Alpharetta metal supplier Kloeckner Atlanta Plate. The TMC4500 DB has 4 oxy fuel torches and 2 plasma torches and is capable of conventional plasma, precision plasma, oxy fuel, and drilling capability up to 4” diameter holes in materials up to ...
Metal Fabricator
American Fabricators (AFI), otherwise known as Kloeckner Metals Nashville, is one of Nashville’s top metal fabricators. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, skilled operators, and over 35 years of experience offering value-add fabrication services, AFI achieves custom fabrication projects at various volumes for a breadth of customers across industries. AFI’s dual commitment to both cutting edge technology ...
carbon steel vs stainless steel
More elastic than rubber and 1,000 times stronger than iron, steel gets used in almost every industry. It’s one of the world’s most environmentally friendly materials because it’s easy to recycle and lasts practically forever. Essentially an iron alloy, steel is at least 3,000 years old, and blacksmiths worked in steel as early as the ...
KloecknerCares Volunteer Day at Atlanta Humane Society
There are countless ways to serve your community and do good. Taking the day to help animals and those dedicated to their care is undoubtedly a day well spent. So, on August 18th, when the Atlanta Humane Society was closed for a cleaning day, Kloeckner’s Tax Manager, Sharron Jackson, Retirement Plan Analyst, Bobbette Quinlan, and ...
Your Guide to Austenitic Stainless Steels
Classes of stainless steel are organized by their crystalline structure, which describes how their atoms are arranged. Of the five classes of stainless steel—martensitic, ferritic, austenitic, duplex, and precipitation-hardening—austenitic is the most common. The grades in this group contain high chromium and nickel content which provides good corrosion resistance and desirable mechanical properties. Read on ...


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