J.O. Stright - Executive Vice President

J.O. Stright

Executive Vice President

J.O. attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. After graduating, his management career began at US Steel, where he served in several different management capacities.

In 1976, J.O. joined Mechanical Maintenance Parts Corporation which he eventually purchased in 1981. Soon following the acquisition, J.O. founded Industrial Machine Works and in 1982, Penn Chrome Incorporated. Both companies currently operate in supporting roles providing equipment to the steel making industry and various downstream products produced by Iron and Steel making facilities.

J.O.’s vast experience in the primary end of Iron and Steel production brings great value to the Songer executive management team. His involvement in tributary and supporting businesses in and around the steel industry provides him with a wide path of vision to clearly align Songer to service its clients in an ever changing industry.

Featured Projects

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Reline of Blast Furnace at Arcelor Mittal, Indiana Harbor, Indiana.

Blast Furnace Reline - IN, USA

We completed the project 2 days ahead of schedule—48 critical extra hours of operation for a furnace cranking out 13,000 tons of iron daily.

Coke Oven Battery Modular End Flue Repairs

Coke Oven Flue Repairs - Ontario, CANADA

Project included battery heating and temperature control assistance, all while providing a higher quality repair and improved reliability to repaired walls.

Rebuild of the Lorain Rotary Hearth Furnace at U.S. Steel Tubular, Lorain, OH

Rotary Hearth Furnace - OH, US

The rebuild project was completed under budget, ahead of schedule, and accident free. 

Coke oven battery thru wall rebuild for U.S. Steel, Clairton Coke Works, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Coke Oven Battery Thru Wall - PA, USA

Songer Services beat the schedule a whopping 6 months early, saving U.S. Steel an estimated 30 million dollars.