Jan. 8, 2014
Obituary: Former O’Neal Steel President Jim Wall
James T. Wall, former president of Birmingham, Ala.-based O'Neal Steel, died Dec. 29 at the age of 82. Mr. Wall, who had a 34-year career with O’Neal, served as the company’s president from 1985 until his retirement in 1991.
Under his leadership, O’Neal Steel entered the Midwest market and expanded its processing capabilities tremendously. In addition, he served in many leadership roles with the Metals Service Center Institute and the National Association of Aluminum Distributors.
"Jim made a significant contribution in expanding O'Neal and building the foundation upon which our company has grown and prospered over the years," says Craft O'Neal, chairman of O'Neal Industries.
"Jim was integral in making O'Neal Steel what it is today. He lived the values that have been the keys to our long-term success," says O'Neal Steel President and CEO Holman Head.