Established in 1985, Magellan is a global distributor of specialty steels and other metallurgical products.
But we’re more than a steel business. Magellan is also an exemplary corporate citizen. Throughout our decades of business, we’ve earned a reputation as an engaged and generous company. The Magellan logo is visible to Chicagoans thanks to our prolific support of many sports teams, music venues, and cultural initiatives.
But we’re most proud of our work with charitable organizations. Through hands-on volunteer opportunities and with direct financial support, we have contributed to dozens of nonprofit groups addressing cultural opportunities and critical societal needs in the Chicagoland area. It makes us feel pretty great.
Kindness is serious business at Magellan Corporation.
From learning from a boardroom presentation by a world-renowned astronomer to plating chicken dinners in the USO commissary, exploring behind the scenes at a museum to attending executive luncheons, entertaining at client appreciation events, or supporting nonprofit fundraisers, Magellan employees find there’s no such thing as a typical work week. Here are a few snapshots of activities we’ve participated in over the last year.
No one says it better than our friend Carrie Norwood at the USO, who wrote on LinkedIn:
Now that's what I call a high five!
"When you only get a fleeting chance to put down roots, like military kids do, these moments of connection can mean the world." ~ Navy Family
Thank you to Magellan Corporation and the Chicago Sky for creating memorable and meaningful experiences for military youth throughout the 2023 WNBA season.
Magellan puts tremendous value on our partnership with the USO, and their unwavering commitment of serving those who serve us. The pleasure has been all ours, Carrie!
As part of Magellan's sponsorship, a couple of diehard fans of the Houston Dash were treated to an all-expenses paid away game in the City of Angels, compliments of Magellan with the Flyaway Sweepstakes.
The dream package included flights, accommodations and some top-notch swag along with VIP experiences during the Dash vs. Angel City soccer game.
The only downside? The game ended in 0-0 draw!
An extraordinary opportunity at the July 31, 2023 Chicago Sky WNBA game, when Magellan’s own David Twiford , Force Master Chief (Ret.) USN, recognized the heroism of Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Gretchen Evans during the Military Moment.
CSM Evans founded Team UNBROKEN, an adaptive athletic team for people who have endured some form of life-altering injury, illness, trauma, or disability. She was awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2022 ESPYs, and received a well-deserved, thunderous and grateful welcome by Sky fans.
From a pre-Covid full-time office presence to fully remote to a hybrid format, Magellan is one of many companies trying to establish a new normal in the post pandemic workplace. But sometimes normal can be a little dull.
So during July and August of 2023, Wednesdays in the office were deemed, “Bring Your Kid to Work Days,” and things instantly got a LOT livelier! These darling twerps entertained one another with crafts and games, and injected much enjoyed youthful vibe into office culture. The fun had to end, alas, with school beginning these days came to an end.
We mean it when we call ourselves a Magellan Family!
Magellan has had A LOT of fun events over the years, but none more enjoyable than when our clients, staff and friends gathered for our 2023 Bulls Legends Dinner. Attendees enjoyed plenty of stories and laughs with some of the greats from the Chicago Bulls, including Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Toni Kukoc and Joakim Noah.
Sportscasting great Meghan McKeown led a lively Chalk Talk while guests feasted on a scrumptious Steak 48 dinner. Such a treat to enjoy these warm, happy gatherings again!
When it was announced that the Chicago Sky would play the Minnesota Lynx in a pre-season game in Toronto – a city with no WNBA presence, and certainly not hometown to either team -- a legitimate question might be, “But who will attend?” As it turns out, about 24,000 eager fans who crowded the sold-out arena to cheer on two amazing teams. Young girls held signs with, “Canada needs the WNBA” and “I’ll be your first season ticket holder!” An electric atmosphere provided just the right motivation for the Sky to bank a win. Magellan’s Canadian clients and friends joined us for a private reception at the stadium before enjoying a delicious – and raucous! – dinner with the team.
Remember when we told you we were more than a steel company?
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We have a lot to say!