About Us

Making Family Synonymous with Synergy

O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the parent organization of a group of strategically aligned companies that together form the nation’s largest family-owned metals service center. With roots dating back to 1921 (when O’Neal Steel was founded by Kirkman O’Neal), ONI was formed in 2008 to create a cohesive corporate strategy, and to pursue opportunities aimed at strengthening all of our businesses. Together, ONI has remained a closely held family business for nearly 100 years concurrent with its dynamic growth and evolution into a global leader among metals service centers.

Family, in numerous contexts, has been the dominant force behind the endurance, growth, and success of ONI. Three generations of O’Neals have continuously guided the business from its beginning, but that is not the full extent of the ONI family concept. Inherent in the organization’s philosophy is the belief that the company itself is a family. All employees are members of that family. They respect, care about, and support each other with a spirit of unity and common goals. Further, all the individual companies that comprise ONI are also a family. Their relationship with each other is driven by the principle of all-for-one and one-for-all. They engage with each other on a regular basis, understand each other’s business, and lend support to each other at every opportunity.

This is not merely an extended metaphor. At ONI, family is synonymous with synergy. It is what enables us to play off each other’s strengths and agree that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. ONI draws its competitive advantages from the fact that each of our individual companies is a leader in its respective field. Similarly, each company is empowered by the exceptional assets and unwavering support of the others. Combined, our capabilities are exponentially enhanced. That translates to maximum value for you when you make us the one-stop source for all your metals needs.

ONI’s synergistic family of companies provides customers exceptional breadth and depth of inventory…unprecedented product and processing expertise…and strategically located facilities for fast, efficient distribution, as well as full-scale manufacturing. We offer the combined purchasing power of multiple companies and more than 70 locations in North America, Europe and Asia. We serve a wide range of customers from job shops to OEMs, and industries ranging from heavy equipment to aerospace.

We do all this while channeling the work ethic and business acumen of our founder Kirkman O’Neal, who inspired us to conduct business with the highest degree of integrity, fairness, honesty, and reliability. We maintain stringent guidelines for employee safety, adhere to consistent standards for quality, and are dedicated to continuous improvement in every aspect of our operations. Another advantage of being a family business is that we have the ability to make quick decisions with minimal red tape. We are nimble, responsive, and innovative in the ways we solve problems, answer customers’ needs, and capitalize on opportunities. We strive to provide our customers with unprecedented quality, service, and value each and every day.

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Vision

O’Neal Industries will be a diversified portfolio of market-focused companies recognized globally for generating industry-leading results.

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Mission

Consistently create value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by investing in a diversified portfolio of well-managed, industry-leading distribution and manufacturing services companies that share our core values; and providing leadership and support to facilitate growth and profitability improvement.

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Values

Honesty and integrity
Customer-driven
Entrepreneurial spirit
High-performance expectation
Respect for employees
Continuous improvement
Community support