Our Business
Model

As a vertically integrated family of autonomous divisions, we are optimally positioned to provide world class solutions to our customers.

Our Business
Model

As a vertically integrated family of autonomous divisions, we are optimally positioned to provide world class solutions to our customers.


Vertically Integrated


ELLWOOD is a family of ten divisions and 25 manufacturing locations, all dedicated to supplying world-class problem solving, quality metals, and custom engineered components for critical applications around the world. Beginning with steelmaking and casting through finished machined and coated products ready for assembly, we provide the products that our customers require. Through continued growth and acquisition, ELLWOOD has become a leading vertically integrated company.


Decentralized Divisions


Our ten divisions are autonomous businesses: each has its own president and management team, responsible for leading all aspects of business strategy, policy, and execution. Each division is free to do business without commercial limitation. Some of the largest customers of one ELLWOOD division are the largest competitors of another division. Each division is responsible for earning its own profit and internally generating free cash flow to fund capital improvements.

Despite the decentralized nature of our business, the work that each division undertakes requires a special brand of know-how. Metallurgical expertise is the common bond that ties our divisions together and ensures the highest quality products for our customers.


Union-Free Workforce


Being union-free has been a powerful advantage to ELLWOOD. Labor and management have been on the same team for over a century—with no union to come between us. We treat our employees with dignity and respect, dialogue together, and join with them in continuous improvement efforts. It is our goal as managers to keep labor unions unnecessary at ELLWOOD companies by providing good pay, benefits, and job security over the long term. Our employees have reciprocated this trust by their own free choice—and given our company a priceless strategic asset as a result.

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Processes & Companies
ELLWOOD companies have been leading the metals industry for more than a century. Explore our processes and 25-plus locations throughout North America.
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History
Our manufacturing roots go deep. 100 years deep. Our approach to business has made it possible.
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