Upon obtaining his Mechanical Engineering Degree and working for many years in the construction industry in Puerto Rico, Jose Aguayo founded STRUCTURAL STEEL WORKS, INC. (SSW) in 1968. Like many U.S. fabricators, Structural Steel Works, Inc. started in the steel trade as a job shop primarily fabricating miscellaneous steel and erecting small structures.
In subsequent years the company’s growth paralleled the increasing demand for steel as a building material in the Island where the market was previously dominated by reinforced concrete.
By the early 1980’s Structural Steel Works Inc., had established itself as one of the most reputable steel contractors in Puerto Rico. It’s massive and "State of the Art", 120,000-square foot manufacturing facility sets the standard for quality of steel fabrication, installation, and sales in Puerto Rico.