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Prices on Aluminum
06/14/21
Prices on aluminum relate directly to supply and demand drivers. The main questions to ask are, how much aluminum can be produced and who is willing to buy it? Producers, traders, speculators, and industrial end-users will generally exchange aluminum at a price reflective of supply and demand. But, as you’ll see below, aluminum pricing is ...
Advanced high strength steel
06/10/21
Advanced high strength steel and ultra high strength steel are becoming a popular material in the world of auto manufacturing because their attributes and characteristics help automakers meet fuel efficiency, safety, and design standards. With increasingly stringent regulations driving the future of the industry, steel – particularly ultra-high strength steel and advanced high strength steel ...
Annetta Rogers
06/06/21
Annetta’s supreme negotiation skills—a good humored, maternal, this-is-how-it-is approach—have earned Houston a laudable multi-year streak for efficient distribution during her time as Kloeckner Metals Houston Mesa‘s Transportation Coordinator. At 24 years with Kloeckner, Annetta plays an uplifting role in a successful work culture that gets the right product to customers on time. How does she do ...
5052 vs 6063 aluminum
05/31/21
Comparing 5052 vs 6063 aluminum, you’ll see they’re both two very common alloys in the aluminum industry. 5052 aluminum is quite popular because of its versatility, while 6063 aluminum is known for its good electrical conductivity and high-quality finish. Both are very commonly used in industrial applications, and each has its strengths and advantages. Read on to ...
dp steel
05/26/21
Dual-Phase Steel – or DP steel – is part of a category known as Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS). According to World Auto Steel, a division of the World Steel Association, AHSS are the result of carefully chosen chemical properties that are heated and cooled through precisely controlled processes. The result is material that is lightweight ...
Connie Zboral 20+ Years with Kloeckner
05/24/21
Every morning Connie Zboral wakes up a few hours before work starts. She makes herself a coffee and completes one or two sudokus to wake up her brain. “I don’t like to be bored,” she says. So, it’s no surprise that she chooses the hardest puzzles first thing in the morning, finished reading 82 books ...
Aluminum Alloys
05/17/21
Aluminum is no doubt one of the most popular metals, shaping the capabilities of our modern world. Aluminum alloys make a wide range of in-demand products possible. HVAC, smart phones, automotive parts, and marine gear all require them. Scientists, architects, and designers prefer aluminum for many reasons including high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, and energy savings. ...
automotive aluminum
05/12/21
Automotive aluminum has been around since aluminum was first produced. At the time, it was prohibitively expensive to use as an auto material en masse. But as aluminum became more affordable, and more and more aluminum alloys have been engineered to meet the specific needs of the automotive industry, it has become today’s fastest growing ...
40 Years: Lisa Sweitzer
05/11/21
“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 ...

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