Kloeckner Metals

Kloeckner Metals Partners With Living Canopies

Posted by Vivian Lainez on Oct 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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.”

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Topics: Customer Spotlight

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

Thought Leadership Series: Acting On Data

Posted by Jonathan Toler on Oct 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As the saying goes, it isn’t the size of the data but how you use it. You can have the best data analytics in the world, but they are useless without the business processes required to act on the data. Once data is gathered and analyzed, it is time to enact change based on the information gleaned from the data. Here are some tips on how to create quality procedures and avoid common mistakes.

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Topics: Thought Leadership Series

Why Welding Can Be a Great Career

Posted by Tom Masters on Oct 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM


By the time a person reaches high school, many have already considered a career path they may want to take once school is finished. While some may consider careers in medicine, teaching, construction or even the hospitality industry, many may overlook a career in welding. Welding however, can be a lucrative career to think about, especially for those that may want to find a wide array of job opportunities or those who like to travel.                                                                           

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Topics: Careers at Kloeckner, welding

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

The Kloeckner Dog Story

Posted by Steven Nghe on Aug 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that August 26 is National Dog Day?  But why just celebrate one day? Kloeckner Metals has decided to dedicate this week to our loyal, loving and furry friends. You might be wondering why does Kloeckner have a dog as its logo? What does it have to do with steel? Why is the dog holding a ball? Or is it a nose? Is it even a dog at all? 

There are many rumors of how the Kloeckner dog logo originated but let our employees tell you the real Kloeckner Dog Story!

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Topics: Kloeckner Dog Story