Jim Walser originally planned to be in the company for 3-4 years, but is now celebrating 31 years with Kloeckner. Jim says his job can be a challenge, but he handles each task with a smile. His entry-level job turned into a career, find out more of his story by watching below:
I have been here for 31 years.?On a daily basis I supervise my employees,?and we make sure we keep orders flowing out?to the plant on a timely basis so that no?machines go down, we keep everything running.?It’s a mental challenge, it’s definitely a?challenge.?When I started, I was 25 years old.?At that time, all I was interested in was?gaining experience and I figured three or?four years here, it’d be a good stepping stone?for me.?And look what happened.?The senior scheduler sort of took me under his wing and started teaching me things, and?I just gradually worked with him more and?more and more, and became very involved with?what he did, and eventually filled in for?him when he was on vacation.?My relationship with the management team is?very close.?I interact with all of them on a daily basis,?we’ve got good communication.?I enjoy my job, I enjoy talking with all the?employees, and I give them a smile when I?go out there.
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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.