NEW YORK Kloeckner Metals Corp. is closing the
structural divisions at both its Fontana and Stockton
distribution locations in California, AMM has learned.
Possibly they were expecting to get more profits from
these two locations but (another large distributor in the area)
is a tough player and they were marking up very, very little on
beams, one western distributor said.
The units offered channels, angles and beams among other long
steel products, according to the Roswell, Ga.-based
The western distributor said Kloeckner sold off a large amount
of beams as a result of the closures.
A company spokesman did not return a request for comment, while
a general manager for the two locations declined to comment.
Kloeckners City of Industry, Los Angeles, Santa Fe
Springs and Tulare locations in California also carry
structural products, according to its website.
The company is a subsidiary of Duisburg, Germany-based
Klöckner & Co. SE.