Waukegan Steel was founded in 1929 as Ferro Steel. In its first year in operation over 10 tons of steel were fabricated and shipped. This humble beginning only hinted at the bright future and potential growth of the company.
In 2019 we celebrate our 90 year anniversary with pride. During the past 9 decades a lot in the steel fabrication industry has changed. Waukegan Steel has kept pace, grown tremendously over the years, and established the company as a well-known, dependable AISC certified steel fabricator for virtually any construction project in the Chicagoland area – large or small, straightforward or complex.
In 2012 Waukegan Steel was acquired by National Material Limited Partnership. A new era for the company was started and a renewed focus on developing and implementing a continuous improvement mindset across all areas of the company. Recent investment in equipment, resources, and technology have propelled Waukegan Steel forward to become part of the steel fabrication industry leaders in the Midwest.