Former federal prosecutor Jeff Klink, who routinely deals with ex-Russian police officers and other gritty characters in ferreting out overseas fraud for Fortune 500 clients, says he owes his people skills to three hot, dirty summers spent at U.S. Steel’s coke plant in Clairton.
“It was somewhat of a Wild West atmosphere because there were so many people in that mill,” said Mr. Klink, 58, owner of Klink & Co., Downtown. “It was a really great opportunity ... to work with all these blue collar guys. You learned how to work with everybody. Those kinds of jobs don’t exist today.”