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Who We Are
We're proud of our company's history of success. Founded in 1890 by Alfred M. Castle in Chicago, Castle Metals has built and maintained a reputation of quality and innovation that has established us as a leader in the metals distribution and service industry. By continuously focusing on the needs of the customer and providing innovative solutions that put us above the pack, our business has withstood the test of time and challenges brought on by the Great Depression, rapid changes in the metals industry and economic uncertainty in the US and overseas.
The Castle brand is known and trusted around the world as an industry leader. Operating in locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, we work with international customers to better serve their multi-location production requirements and delivery needs. Our strong client base includes many of the world's top aerospace, oil & gas, heavy equipment and general industrial companies.
Why Join Castle?
Our people are the best in the business - smart, knowledgeable, hard-working, and friendly. Our employees enjoy numerous opportunities for personal and professional development. Castle provides the information, tools, and resources to do great work and experience success. In return, employees receive recognition and benefits that are among the industry's best.
Life at Castle Metals
“My favorite part of working at Castle is the sense of accomplishment I feel when I watch our flatbed trucks pull out of the warehouse with metal that I personally cut or worked on. I've learned so much since joining Castle and love the opportunity to pass along my knowledge when training new employees on the saw and other equipment. The people here are easy to get along with and we have a lot of fun while being productive. Castle allows me to have a great work-life balance, and when I'm not working I like to spend time mentoring youth through the Royal Rangers program.”
Jose Luis Hernandez
Supply Chain Manager
“Working at Castle has been a fantastic experience that has helped me grow personally and professionally. Since joining Castle as a Buyer/Planner, I've been promoted to Inventory Analyst and then Supply Chain Manager. It's a dynamic job, in which you learn something new every day. I have exposure and interaction with other areas of the organization, which opens doors for endless opportunities for improvement and learning. Castle's leadership team values hard work and dedication, allowing for opportunities to grow in your professional career. I get to try out new ideas, and perhaps more importantly, have a lot of fun while doing so! Castle offers a flexible schedule and supports a well-balanced work-personal life that allows me to enjoy city living in Chicago, even if it's simply walking around and being able to find something different every day.”
“I've worked in the metals business since I was 19 years old, and joined Castle as a Saw Operator in the Janesville facility. While the warehouse may seem intimidating at first, you'll get comfortable once you learn how to operate the various machines, trucks and equipment. I love helping out in all the different areas of the warehouse and enjoy staying busy every day. I've made so many great friends at Castle and hope to motivate others in my supervisory role. Being on the 3rd shift allows me the flexibility to spend time on my hobbies, such as gardening, during the day.”
“Joining Castle has helped me better understand the metals industry and what it takes to be part of a company that strives to be the best in a very competitive industry. Having started in the warehouse and then moving into an office position, I've gained a lot of knowledge on the entire fabrication process. My favorite part of the job is being a conduit between our sales team and the warehouse. Discovering new ways of troubleshooting problems each day is what keeps me motivated, and I love it when I can help land a new order or resolve a customer issue.”
“As a General Manager, every day brings different challenges and no two days are alike. You can be training the team one minute, then working with sales to develop an account, and then managing inventory. There is a lot of trouble shooting in this role and working with others to develop processes and procedures to define best practice. In addition, you have the opportunity to work with not only sales, but customers, credit, operations and finance working towards best practice and business growth.
I enjoy reading, golf, beach volleyball and pickup games of basketball in the driveway with my family. Castle’s flexible work schedule has allowed me to spend several weekends traveling out of state following our boys’ basketball teams play in several tournaments. For nearly 20 years we have also hosted the O’Mara Golf Open which has had participants from Castle in the various states we’ve traveled.”
Director of Accounting
“When I started with Castle as the only Corporate Accountant almost 20 years ago, I was excited to join a successful company with a rich history and an international presence. During my early years with Castle I became a CPA, and the accounting department grew, along with my responsibilities. Over the years we acquired several companies both domestic and international, and we've gone through two system conversions, which has taught me so much from a professional perspective. I love the variety in my work in that there is always something new happening, and no two days are alike. My busiest time of the year is winter, so I'm lucky to get some time off in the summer to golf.”
Life Outside Castle Metals
We offer benefits to build a healthy, positive workplace which will allow you to do your best work. However, work is just one part of a full life. We strive to create a balance that meets your needs.