New General Manager for O’Neal Manufacturing Services – Louisville, KY

Birmingham, AL. (December 10, 2018) – O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) is pleased to announce the promotion of James Oliveira to the position of General Manager of the O’Neal Manufacturing Services location in Louisville, KY.

Oliveira started his career as an intern with O’Neal Steel in 2007, and he has held several positions of increasing responsibility since joining the corporation. Oliveira’s most recent position was as the OMS Director of Sales and Marketing. He led the development and creation of the new OMS website and the OMS online marketing strategies. Oliveira was instrumental in finding and developing several large new customers in 2017 and 2018. James has a great understanding of our people, systems, and processes. His creativity, enthusiasm, knowledge, and energy will serve him well in Louisville.

“Having worked closely with James this past year, I have been able to witness his limitless energy and passion for what we do at OMS. He has all of the skills to be an outstanding GM for Louisville.”, said Kent Brown, President and CEO of OMS.

Oliveira is a native of Springville, Alabama and received his B.S. in Industrial Distribution from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB). He is currently pursuing an MBA from UAB. James, his wife Brianna, and their 1 year old son Paxton will be relocating to Louisville from Springville in 2019.


About O’Neal Manufacturing Services
O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies. OMS provides highly integrated, comprehensive manufacturing solutions to customers who build equipment and manage projects – ranging from locomotives to forklifts and bulldozers to power generation equipment. Founded in 1921, OMS contract metal fabrication offerings include steel fabrication, tube processing, plasma cutting & laser cutting, metal forming, welding, machining and more to support global OEMs in North America.

About O’Neal Industries
O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family-owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of $2.2 billion in 2017, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit