Who We Are

Our Story

Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc. is a family-owned steel and iron production and manufacturing company that was founded in the 1930s. Our will to grow is our success. It is the result of Charter's respected team of employees, each person’s dedication to continuous improvement and an entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within the Charter family.

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Charter's Story


Our Values

The foundation of Charter’s family is a basic set of core values. These values have shaped the company over four generations and are fundamental to who we are as a company and as individuals.

Trust. We earn trust by having integrity, being accountable, communicating openly and developing our relationships and capabilities.

Teamwork. We work best when we are collaborating with each other.

Safety. We want everyone to finish their work in the same condition they started.

Continuous Improvement. We strive to get better every day.

Our Markets

Charter Manufacturing and its businesses provide quality, niche products and capabilities, including:

  • Engineered components and assemblies for the automotive industry
  • Continuous cast iron bar stock
  • Carbon and alloy steel bar, rod and wire products, and steel coil processing
  • Cold rolled shaped wire and cold finished bar, including standard shapes and custom profiles
  • Ductile and gray iron casting solutions

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Certifications / Accreditations

Charter Manufacturing’s commitment to sustainability has allowed our companies to achieve:

  • ISO 50001:2018 – Energy Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
  • A2LA – Metallurgical lab
  • IATF 16949:2016 – Quality Management System

Our companies also exceed the stringent quality requirements of leading automotive companies, including:

  • Ford Motor Company: Q-1 program
  • DaimlerChrysler: Gold Pentastar
  • General Motors: Supplier of the Year

Investing in Sustainability

For 87 Years, Charter Manufacturing and our family of businesses have focused on being good partners to the communities we are part of. Our commitment to a sustainable future is ingrained in everything we do – we provide high-quality employment opportunities to support employees and their families, we invest in local organizations to strengthen the fabric of our communities, and we engage in sustainable practices to ensure the health of the greater environment.

Click on the link below to view our inaugural 2022 Sustainability Report. Within its pages, you will find numerous stories and examples of our ongoing commitment to and investment in sustainable practices.

Inaugural Report

View this video from our CEO John W. Mellowes who discusses the report and shares some highlights.

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Sustainability - Our Will To Grow

Giving Back

Supporting our communities is a fundamental part of the Charter Manufacturing family. By paying it forward to the communities that embrace our companies, we create a positive chain reaction of benefits for everyone including our employees and their families and members of our communities, local businesses and our customers.

Charter has a history of giving to:

  • Community projects
  • Local educators
  • United Way
  • Junior Achievement
  • Environmental and social projects

In addition, we help create opportunities and encourage our employees to volunteer. And together, we improve the quality of life in our communities.

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Giving Back