Why Slagel?

Why Slagel?

We Build It Better Together

Slagel Manufacturing’s mission is to become the preferred choice of Midwestern businesses, small and large, for metal fabrication services. To achieve that goal, we treat every project and every customer with the utmost care, because to be known as the best, we have to be the best. And that starts with serving you better than any other shop and team of employees ever could.

We provide the most trusted, friendly, and capable staff and equipment to you. When you work with Slagel, you can always expect the following:

  • Quality products
  • On-time delivery
  • The best customer service
  • Reduced operating costs for your company

“As a vendor and a customer of Slagel Manufacturing Inc., I enjoy the benefits of great organization, quick pick up/drop off, good pricing and high quality products. They are just so easy to work with!”

Todd Crutcher, Crutcher Manufacturing

“Slagel Manufacturing continues to be one of our go-to subcontractors due to fair pricing, good quality, and excellent turn-around time.”

Becky Hoffman, Technical Metals

“Slagel Manufacturing is a strong partner of American Event Services. With Slagel’s accurate and timely production of our custom parts, we are able to provide our customers with some of the best designed and constructed products in the marketplace.  The design process is very hands on where communication is key.  Todd Freehill is an integral part of this and is invaluable to us”

Tony Tauer, American Event Services

“Slagel Manufacturing has earned our trust and confidence. KSI has worked with Slagel Manufacturing for more than 15 years, relying on them for design input, quality fabrication and on-time delivery at a fair price. There is no doubt that our relationship with Slagel has helped us to maintain a reputation for high-quality products in our industry”

Hartzell Kaeb, Director of Operations, KSi Conveyors Inc.

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Starting with a man, a hydraulic ironworker, and an MIG welder, Slagel Manufacturing was founded in 1993 by Mark Slagel to provide quality metal fabrication services for farmers and small businesses in Central Illinois, and to provide for Slagel’s growing family.

“Growing up on a dairy and grain farm gave me many opportunities to make or repair things, whether with a stick welder, torch, or a hacksaw.” Slagel took his experience in repair and metal fabrication, and combined it with his passion for farming, to manufacture tough and dependable hog gates and gestation stalls for hardworking farmers.

As the business continued to grow, Mark’s brother, Don Slagel, joined the company as a co-owner in 1996, and they soon expanded from a home shop to a new facility in 2000. Six building additions and dozens of employees later, Slagel Manufacturing remains more than a business to the Slagel family according to Mark. “I feel we have been truly blessed not only in our business but our lives.”

Mark credits Slagel’s success to his team of employees he considers dear friends, and loyal customers who appreciate the hard work, reasonable pricing, and excellent customer service Slagel strives to give every single person and customer we are blessed to serve.

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