Matt Messing grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Valley Central High School in 1996. Matt, his wife Sarah, and their 4 children currently live in Montgomery where the children attend Valley Central Schools.
Matt was still in High School when he started working at the family steel business now located in Montgomery. Matt learned skills such as welding, reading blueprints and fabricating both structural and miscellaneous steel at a young age.
Upon graduation from High School, Matt worked full-time in the steel business perfecting his fabrication skills. At the end of 2001, he moved from the fabrication shop to the office and started to learn as much as he could about all facets of the business.
Fast forward to 2020, and Matt is now Sr. Vice President of both Orange County Ironworks, LLC and Gabriel Steel Erectors, Inc. He particularly enjoys the more challenging aspects of the projects and frequently helps develop plans and strategies to fabricate and erect the steel on unusual and complex projects efficiently and safely.
Matt spends a majority of his time outside of work coaching sports his children are involved in. He has been a coach in the Valley Central Youth Football Program for 8 years and is also a member of the Board. Matt has been head coach of several levels of the Youth Football organization coaching all three of his sons over the years. He has also been a coach in the Montgomery Little League for 10 years coaching all four of his children.
In addition to his hectic work schedule and coaching responsibilities, Matt is also a member of Allied Building Metal Industries in NYC.