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April 3, 2013

Discovery to visit Magnum Steel

MT. VERNON — Expansion by a Mt. Vernon manufacturer is drawing national attention.

Officials of Magnum Steel Works Inc. announced this week the Discovery Channel will be visiting the business in early June.

"We're certainly excited. We moved into the new building and working out of it now," said Ron Davis, sales representative for Magnum. "We've been working with representatives of the network for a few months now to come to our facility. They like to do new stuff and since we did a rebuild it created interest. They confirmed they will come the first part of June, although we do not have an exact date yet."

Magnum Steel Works Inc. was established in 2005 by Jim and Johnny Czerwinski and operated in headquarters on Chestnut Lane until the recent move on Shiloh Drive — taking the city's final spot in the Rolland W. Lewis Industrial Park. The company expanded its space to a 128,000-square-foot building. Magnum serves two major manufacturers in Mt. Vernon — Joy Mining Manufacturing and Continental Tire of the Americas — although the company serves many other businesses throughout Southern Illinois. The recent interest in coal — including a new mine under construction in Hamilton County — has resulted in an increase in  business for mine-related industries, including Magnum.

"The owners have spent a lot of time with the layout so it will flow. They are very pleased with the way things have progressed," said Davis, who joined the company in July of last year. Davis was formerly employed as a construction superintendent.

Davis said the Discovery Channel will be at the manufacturing facility for approximately two days.

"They will be taping the process of one piece of machinery as it goes through the process where we take a piece of equipment, tearing it down, clean it and then rebuild, which could include new or remanufactured parts as necessary, and then we repaint it and ship it," Davis said. The length of time to complete the entire process depends on the type of equipment the company receives, he added.

Magnum Steels Works Inc. currently has about 50 people on its payroll, although Czerwinski has indicated the staff could be increased to 150 within the next few months.

The new facility represents a $15 million investment in the community, funded through public and private funds.

 

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