About Charter Dura-Bar

Who We Are

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. Dura-Bar Metal Services is Dura-Bar's largest distributor, serving over 3,000 global customers, from locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

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 Steel

A leading American supplier of carbon and alloy steel rod and wire products and the largest steel coil processor in North America. As a fully integrated steelmaker with locations in Ohio and Wisconsin, Charter Steel offers a full range of grade and size coiled products and vast technical service experience.

Visit www.chartersteel.com

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.

Visit www.charterwire.com

Charter Aarrowcast

A leading producer of high-quality gray and ductile iron castings, Charter Aarrowcast provides innovative, custom cast metal solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.

Visit www.aarrowcast.com

Investing in Sustainability

For 87 Years, Charter Manufacturing, Charter Dura-Bar and the rest of the Charter 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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