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Senior Leadership

Klein Steel's achievements the past 45 years did not happen by accident. The Leadership Team with the support and guidance from team members has carefully developed a Strategic Plan which paves the way for Klein Steel to better meet customer requirements. The culture, which is rooted in our values of Accountability, Dependability, Integrity, Teamwork and Trust, continues to be the centerpiece of Klein Steel and is exemplified by the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors and team members.


"Passion will be the driving force... passion to take care of our customers, to treat everyone with fairness and integrity."
"Building a more successful Klein Steel means creating an environment for team member excellence in everything we do."
"The Procurement team contributes to the strength of Klein Steel by helping improve the performance of our suppliers; especially in relation to Quality, Cost and Responsiveness."
"The strength of Operations is that when anything happens unexpectedly, we have the ability to pull together like a family - putting the issues before personal interest."
"We do what we say we'll do, and if something goes wrong, we do a better job of making good on the situation than anybody else."
"We give all team members the ability to extend their reach and capture a new level of value and business productivity."

Klein Board of Directors

Joe Klein, Chairman | David Feinstein | Ron Mittleman, Esq.

In Fond & Thankful Memory

Arnold Klein, Founder

Like many of the world's greatest creations, one of New York's leading steel service firms, Klein Steel Services, was born from a mistake and a spark of genius. The company was started in 1971 by Arnold Klein, and it actually began as a scrap yard.As the story goes, Arnold was driving from a job and mistakenly left the arms of his truck's rear-mounted loader up. Arnold found himself under a low hanging bridge, leaving him with minor damage to his truck which required a bent piece of steel channel to be replaced. After calling all the local service centers in search of a replacement part, Arnold was astounded to find no one who would provide a solution since he only required a single piece. Being an entrepreneur at his core, Arnold took the experience and turned it into an opportunity.

Seeing the need for a steel wholesaler that would service customers of ALL sizes and needs, Arnold Klein and his brother Chuck opened Klein Steel Service a year later. From a start-up inventory of only three truckloads of steel housed in a three-garage "warehouse", and with much hard work, the business evolved into a small steel distributor and eventually to a national competitor.