The heat straightening of steel is a process invented by Joseph Holt in 1917. In 1920, Joseph Holt straightened his first bridge beam with his new heating technique that he carefully developed. This beam is still serving on the mainline. In 1946 he began contracting structural steel repair under the name Coastal Steel which later became Joseph Holt & Co.. His techniques have saved many millions of dollars for the federal government and highway departments across the entire country. Joseph received honors from the Department of Defense, American Welding Society and the US Army Corps of Engineers for his outstanding contributions to the economical and quick repair of damaged steel structures.

In the 1930's, Fred Holt began helping his father on steel straightening jobs along with his brothers, Richard & Donald. Fred became well known in the construction industry as a master craftsman in the art of flame straightening. In the 1970's, Fred's two sons, David & Dan, also began working with their father on steel straightening projects and in 1982, Dan Holt founded International Straightening, Inc.. 

In 1986, Dan's son, Judd Holt started steel straightening and now with over 30 years of experience is the current  President of International Straightening, Inc..

Most recently, in 2022, Judd's son, John Holt has begun working in the company and learning the process of steel straightening making International Straightening, Inc. a 5th generation company.

Steel straightening has been in the Holt family for over 100 years. International Straightening, Inc. has clients nationally & internationally, all continue to find our services and experience level to be of the highest quality. We have completed a multitude of diverse projects successfully and continue to offer exceptional service and results.