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 Namasco Corporation.
Kloeckner will consolidate the service center located in Bensalem, PA, moving inventory and equipment to its York, PA, facility and New Castle, DE, operation.
On the West Coast, Kloeckner Metals will close its facilities in Portland, OR, Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles branch will be consolidated into another Kloeckner location, its plate processing facility in Santa Fe Springs, CA, located just 15 miles away. Additionally, Kloeckner will install new plate processing equipment in its Tulare, CA, location to accommodate the business currently processed in Oakland.
Kloeckner Metals operates a pipe distribution network across the United States, which will be unaffected by these moves.
“These changes eliminate duplication in capacity, streamline our supply chain, and provide a broader product offering to better service our customer base in these respective regions. It is our intent that these changes will be seamless to our customers with no interruption in service,” said Bill Partalis, Chief Executive Officer of Kloeckner Metals.
Kloeckner intends to have these consolidations completed and the affected locations fully operational in their new configuration by the end of 2013.”
About Kloeckner Metals Kloeckner Metals is the North American subsidiary of Klöckner & Co SE. Kloeckner Metals Corporation is the third largest metal distribution company in North America. The core business of Kloeckner Metals is the warehousing, processing and distribution of steel and nonferrous metals. Thousands of customers are supplied from 55 distribution locations by about 2,500 employees. The Company had sales of around $3.5 billion in fiscal year 2012.
About Klöckner & Co Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European and American markets combined. The core business of Klöckner & Co is the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals as well as the operation of steel service centers. Based on the Group’s distribution and service network, more than 160,000 customers are supplied through around 230 locations in 15 countries. Currently Klöckner & Co employs around 10,000 employees. The Group had sales of around €7.4 billion in fiscal 2012.
The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.
Steven Nghe is currently the Head of Marketing & Communications at Kloeckner Metals. Nghe is a marketing professional with more than 14 years of experience in various environments and industries. His goal is to tell you about the sexy side of steel. Nghe holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University. Prior to Kloeckner, Nghe worked for Delta Dental, Wells Real Estate Funds, Georgia Institute of Technology and Doosan.