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Mazel and Company - MEIP Internship Description

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Established in 1919 by Sam Mazel as a distribution center servicing the Chicago area specializing in fasteners and bale ties, Mazel & Co. has evolved into a leading Midwest manufacturer and distributor of construction products. Mazel & Co. was purchased in 1973 by the Handelman family who still maintains sole ownership.

Mazel & Co. currently operates a packaging facility and distribution center in Chicago, IL. Purchasing assets in 1999 from the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co., Mazel & Co. established a manufacturing facility in Rock Falls, IL that specializes in the fabrication of steel wire products including Concrete Reinforcing Mesh, Galvanized Welded Fabric, Industrial and Agricultural Baling Wire, and Electric Fence Wire.

The expansion of Mazel and Co.’s manufacturing and distribution capabilities has allowed Mazel & Co. to vastly increase product offerings and to enter several new markets. These changes have resulted in sales growth of over 300% in the last 8 years.

A Multi-craft Intern at Mazel and Company would be assigned to the Maintenance department to provide project support in:

  • Performing necessary maintenance to the equipment and machinery to repair or replace defective parts.
  • Working with each department providing necessary support to ensure day-to-day maintenance issues are resolved.
  • Performing preventative maintenance as instructed on all equipment, machinery, and facility.


Lucas DeGroot-Plant Operations Manager
Mazel and Company
400 W 1st St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Tel : 815-626-1903
Fax: 815-626-0920