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A new generation continues the Sangle family ironworkers tradition

West Milford. Stephen R. Sangle Jr. follows in the footsteps of his father, the long time chairman of the West Milford Environmental Commission, a group he has been appointed to annually by changing township governmental administrations for 45 years.

| 07 Oct 2021 | 11:28

The Sangle family, well known professionals in the iron-working industry for generations, are continuing their work tradition with the appointment of Stephen R. Sangle Jr. as 5th Employer Trustee for the Ironworks Local 11 Trust Funds.

He is also a member and Vice President of the New Jersey Steel Association.

Sangle grew up in West Milford before moving to Wayne in 2000. He lives there with his wife and two daughters.

Sangle Jr. is owner of DMJ Industrial Services LLC, a Union Ironworkers company that performs all phases of Ironwork for the entire East Coast.

He followed his father, Stephen Sangle Sr., in the business after his father’s retirement in 2012. Stephen Sangle Sr. was an ironworker for 45 years.

Sangle Sr. is long time chairman of the West Milford Environmental Commission, a group he has been appointed to annually by changing township governmental administrations, for 45 years.

The Mary Byrnes Haase Lifetime Volunteer award

He was honored in 2013 when former Mayor Bettina Bieri and the sitting Township Council recognized his devoted volunteerism that was focused on protection of the environment and natural resources. He was chosen for the prestigious Mary Byrnes Haase Lifetime Volunteer award by a committee of retired mayors. Hasse was an organizing member of the West Milford Environmental Commission who was dedicated to preserving the environment.

After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971 Sangle Sr. became an ironworker like his father and grandfather before him.

He and his wife Janice moved to Pinecliff Lake in West Milford in 1971 where they raised their two children Stephen R. Jr. and Tanya L. They now have five grandchildren.

- Ann Genader