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Klein Steel cuts ribbon on new facility
WHEC News 10 Rochester

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul helped cut the ribbon on the new Klein Steel Facility on Thursday.

It's located in Gates just east of Lee Road. The new facility allows the company to make more products for its customers. Hochul says our community has an interest in Klein Steel's success.

Governor Cuomo Announces Klein Steel Adding 50 Jobs In Rochester
Build to Lead NYS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Klein Steel, an industry leading steel service supplier, is adding 50 new jobs in Rochester. The company is investing $8 million to expand its New York State footprint, increase capacity and improve productivity with the country's most advanced steel processing equipment. The new 40,000 square foot facility is located adjacent to the company's headquarters in Rochester, New York.

"Klein Steel continues to be a success story for Rochester, creating jobs and driving economic growth in the region," Governor Cuomo said. "This expansion builds on that progress and underscores the state's commitment to investing in cutting-edge technologies to strengthen the Upstate economy and keep the Finger Lakes moving forward."

Eye on the Future Podcast
Greater Rochester Enterprise

How does the future look for the Greater Rochester Region? Tune in every Saturday morning at 10 am -- on WHAM 1180 -- for Eyes on the Future, a live, hour-long call-in show about working together to strengthen the area's economy and keep local business growing.

Finalists named for 2016 Wealth of Health awards
Rochester Business Journal

More than 20 local employers and individuals have been selected as finalists in the 2016 Wealth of Health Awards program, which recognizes efforts to encourage and support wellness among employees.

The Wealth of Health Awards honor companies and individuals whose programs, policies and initiatives foster a healthy workplace. Now in its 10th year, the program is presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Rochester Business Journal.

Nominees were judged on the creativity of their initiatives, active participation, ability to effect measurable improvements, sustainability and program outcomes.

The winners will be announced at an awards luncheon scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. June 8 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Safeguarding high-value materials and processing
Modern Materials Handling

Klein Steel Service, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., supplies the nuclear and petrochemical industries with custom fabricated steel components. The facility processes and distributes 12,000 tons of custom metal components to 2,400 customers nationwide. Every piece of the process is automated and, because all the components are inter-networked and interdependent, huge health and safety risks could occur if any one of the company's network servers goes down. To ensure compliance with stringent regulations, new application monitoring software supports the quality of materials, fabrication methods, testing, inventory, tracking and delivery.

According to Klein Steel Service senior systems integrator Rob Smura, the unified infrastructure and application monitoring software (Ipswitch) gives him the freedom and flexibility to adapt his monitoring approach based on immediate business needs. He can continuously monitor the network and servers that assure the on time delivery and regulatory compliance of the steel components used in nuclear and fossil fuel power plants.

A Culture of Quality & Industry Leadership
Business In Focus

Like many of the world's largest creations, one of New York's leading steel service firms, Klein Steel Services, was born from a mistake and a spark from a genius. The company was started in 1971, by Arnold Klein and his son Joe, and it acually began as a scrap yard.

2016 Steel Excellence Award Finalists Announced
American Metal Market

More than 30 companies that have demonstrated best-in-class performance in 14 different operating and market segments of the steel industry have been named finalists in the seventh annual American Metal Market Awards for the Steel Excellence program.

"Even during today's challenging steel market, these firms have distinguished themselves with the innovation and creativity to not only compete and succeed today but to flourish tomorrow. They show that even in a down cycle excellence can be achieved," AMM editor-in-chief Bristol Voss said. "Their results demonstrate the creativity and sustainability of our industry."

2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military Finalists, where America's military connects with civilian careers, announced the finalists for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military today. Marking the eighth year of its publication in 2016, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

We are proud to announce that our company is on the list of the MVE finalists for 2016

Pause before jumping on the latest training trend
Rochester Business Journal

At Rochester-based Klein Steel Service Inc., recent training initiatives have aimed to deepen the coaching, performance management and recruitment skills of the company’s leaders.

"Interestingly, one of the things that came out in the focus group with the leaders (before the training) was that they would prefer to have internal subject-matter experts teaching the classes versus going outside and hiring professional trainers," says Patrick DiLaura, chief talent officer at Klein Steel. "Their point was, 'Hey look, we'd rather hear from somebody who understands our culture. They understand our operation; they can give real-life examples of how things work at Klein Steel.'"

Later this month, graduates of the firm's six-course program will begin preparing for a capstone meeting with a panel of their peers so they can discuss and "synthesize everything they learned," DiLaura says. Presentation of the graduation certificates will occur at an offsite celebration.