About Charter Steel

Who We Are

Charter Steel is an American supplier of special bar quality steel (SBQ) products to customers around the world. Charter Steel is a member of the Charter Manufacturing family of companies, which also includes Charter Wire, Charter Automotive, and Charter Dura-Bar.

Charter Steel was founded on the premise that the customer is the key ingredient in the steelmaking process. We melt, roll and process steel but, at our core, Charter Steel is a service business committed to continuously investing in the people and technologies that add value to our customers' products.

Our quality system has been certified to the TS16949:2002 and ISO9001:2000 quality system standards. Our laboratories have received American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) accreditation for many of the tests performed and our environmental management system has been certified to the ISO 14001 requirement.

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Charter Steel Saukville Administration Building

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.

Charter's Circle of Success

Our Family of Companies

Charter Dura-Bar

Focused on continuous cast iron bar products and comprised of two business units. Dura-Bar is the world’s largest producer of continuous cast iron bar products with headquarters in Illinois and a distribution center in China. Dura-Bar Metal Services is Dura-Bar's largest distributor, serving over 3,000 global customers, from locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

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Charter Wire

A vertically integrated global leader in cold rolled and shaped wire. Charter Wire is a major U.S. supplier of the highest quality precision cold-finished bar, cold-rolled steel and custom profiles, and flat wire and standard shapes to a Blue Chip customer base.

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Charter Automotive

A tier-1 automotive supplier of engineered valve train and transmission components. Charter Automotive has an engineering based sales process and has a global manufacturing footprint with locations in Wisconsin, the United Kingdom, and China.

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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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