Koester Metals, Inc. Launches KMI University Training Program

At KMI, we invest a great deal of resources on business development in an effort to streamline our processes for the most effective and sustainable solutions for our customer. It’s our vision to create consistently high-quality products but also at an affordable and attainable price. We identified early on that our success comes from our […]

The Intern Hiring Process at KMI: Part 2

The goal of KMI’s internship program is to serve as a pipeline for sourcing talent and to open the door to potential candidates pursuing a career in fabrication. It’s another avenue for our team to recruit future full-time employees while also teaching and exposing students to hands-on experience. Interns work directly with current employees on […]

Advanced Training System Development at KMI

At KMI, it’s no secret that our employees and inclusive company culture are two factors that set us apart from other companies in the industry. Our hiring and onboarding processes are unique in that we seek specific types of candidates to fit into our family-like atmosphere. Once those candidates have been hired, we continue that […]

Building a Career Through Employee Advancement Opportunities

The KMI hiring process is unique. We’ve found our most successful and most productive employees have been the result of our commitment to creating long-term, interpersonal relationships and focusing on building a career, rather than only someone’s skills at the time of hire. We seek employees whose core values match the long-ago established and consistently […]

Employee Appreciation Initiatives at KMI

Businesses with a strong system to acknowledge employee achievements are proven to have more actively engaged team members, higher employee morale, and overall lower turnover rates. And with recent studies showing that a boost in employee productivity by 50% can result in an over 20% increase in business outcomes, we have made company culture a […]

Bystronic High-Speed Bending Machine with Bending Robot

Automation is increasingly impacting the way steel fabrication companies manufacture products. While some businesses fear that rapid advancements in intelligent robotics will replace jobs, KMI is taking advantage of the opportunity to expand our workforce by increasing our production capacity and adding new services to our capabilities. A recent example of this is our investment […]

Automated Load and Unload System Increases Capacity at KMI

The manufacturing industry is experiencing an upturn in the utilization of intelligent automation. At KMI, we have taken advantage of these technological advancements and have strategically implemented them to expand our capabilities and create new opportunities for both our employees and customers. We recently invested in a ByTrans Extended load and unload system for our […]

Meet Gidget: The Resident Spokes dog at KMI

Who is Gidget and how did she become the resident spokes dog at KMI? Why are we having her as the resident spokesperson? Read on to learn how we are welcoming Gidget to the family and why she represents our unique family-oriented atmosphere. Our Unique Company Culture President and Owner, Gary Koester, adopted Gidget in […]

The Intern Hiring Process at KMI

We invest a great deal of time and energy into our intern hiring process at KMI. As one of the areas fastest growing companies, we continually have new and exciting opportunities for candidates seeking a fulfilling career and our competitive internship program is no exception. The goal of our internship program is to serve as […]

Creating Jobs Through Automated Technology

The manufacturing and fabricating environment today requires faster and more capable solutions when assessing customers’ needs. KMI has maintained a competitive advantage in the industry by investing in the latest technological developments to continue to provide quality products to our customers. We recently added several robotics to our manufacturing and fabricating capabilities that gives us […]