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Vivian Lainez

Vivian joined Kloeckner Metals in January 2017. A recent graduate from Georgia State University, she studied Public Relations and Marketing. Vivian hopes to one day travel the world, own a corgi and become the best steel marketer in the industry.
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Recent Posts

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

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Oct 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 concentrated salt water helps CF sufferers and young surfers with CF have significantly healthier lungs.

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Topics: #KloecknerGivesBack

Millennial Spotlight: Qyna Tang

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Sep 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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. Music plays in the background, and the office has an open floor plan.

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Topics: Millennials

Retired With Kloeckner: Raymond Metherell

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Sep 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 before that.

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Topics: Retired with Kloeckner

Top Dog of the Month Competition Encourages Salespeople

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Sep 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 all the salespeople are on an even playing field. Various things have point values, such as sales, profit, processing orders, and outbound calls.

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Topics: Sales

Evan Pope’s Kloeckner Internship Experience

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Sep 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Internship

#KloecknerGivesBack to Little Lake City School District

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Aug 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 such as back packs, clothes and shoes.

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Topics: #KloecknerGivesBack

Hank Rogacki Receives Career Achievement Safety Award

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Aug 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Career Achievement

Employee Spotlight: Bing Han and PVD

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Aug 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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 to inspect new PVD machines before they are shipped to the Kloeckner Cincinnati branch.

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Topics: pvd

Customer Spotlight: MD Barnmaster

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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. The facility utilized wood-grain embossing supplied by Kloeckner. Like 40% of MD Barnmaster projects, this facility was custom designed and manufactured to suit the needs of the customer.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight

Guillermo Gonzalez Receives Career Achievement Safety Award

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Jul 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Career Achievement