'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.
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 hopes to gain new insights into Kloeckner Metals.
Topics: Careers at Kloeckner
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 the company and gain valuable leadership experience. Located in Berlin, the program spans a total of several weeks, broken up into week-long modules.
Topics: Emerging Leaders Program
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 event was spearheaded by Mitch Hentkowski of Metal Panels Inc. who worked with Cross Catholic International to get the building materials where they needed to go.
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 pantries where it will help feed those in need.
Fund Provides Relief for Employees Impacted By Catastrophic Events
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.
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.
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 when it comes to best costumes.
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, durable, and contains its own irrigation system.
“It keeps nice, beautiful living flowers so that people can enjoy nature in a little different way,” says Dave Tilley, CEO of Living Canopies and Associate professor at the University of Maryland. “In our research lab at the University of Maryland, we are always trying to figure out ways that we can couple natural systems to solve human problems.”
Topics: Customer Spotlight