Who we are

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.

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Sharing our stories

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.


Chicago Bulls in Paris

When the Chicago Bulls headed to Paris, so did a group from Magellan Corporation. Joined by clients, suppliers and more friends, the trip wasn’t all about basketball. A sightseeing tour included L’Arch de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tour and other Parisian hotspots. Group dinners with Bulls players as special guests gave all a chance to connect. Here Bulls great Joakim Noah pals around with Voice of the Bulls Chuck Swirsky. A 126-108 win over the Detroit Pistons was butter on the croissant.


Family Fun Day

A day with the dinos!! Michael Minkus, from our sales department, took full advantage of Family Day at the Field Museum. He and his adorable family enjoyed walking with the woolly mammoths, the titanosaur, under the pterodactyl and more. The Field Museum has been a stalwart of Chicago's cultural scene since its founding in 1893. While we haven't been partners with them for QUITE that long, Magellan is proud to be a longtime supporter of this excellent institution.


Returning to the office

On May 4th, 2022, Magellan employees gathered to celebrate our first day together in 2 years. As is true for many corporations, the pandemic brought radical change to our office routine, with work-from-home as the norm. As a little surprise to celebrate our (partial) return, each staff member (Jedi, every last one!) received a delicious Yoda warrior cake emblazoned with “May the 4th Be With You.”  We all enjoyed much missed camaraderie – almost as delicious as our welcome back treat. 


Blue Jean Gala | Roseanne Cash and Mavis Staples

What happens when you mix American music royalty with great friends? A perfect evening at Old Town School of Folk Music. Country star Roseanne Cash already dazzled, but when joined on stage by R&B / Gospel queen and civil rights dynamo Mavis Staples, the evening cemented itself as a musical experience of a lifetime for Magellan attendees.  The OTSFM is a true gem in Chicago’s cultural scene, providing a wide range of music, dance, theater and visual arts courses to people of all ages and abilities.


Puttin’ on the ritz at Navy Pier

Magellan has been a longtime supporter of and the remarkable work they do to serve those who serve all of us. Our own Matthew Bell and his wife Monica enjoyed a well-deserved night on the town at the Salute Gala on Navy Pier on September 10, 2023, for which Magellan was a sponsor. Matt served in the Army Reserves for 9 years, has been Magellan's IT Manager for 5 years, and has been an active USO Illinois Board member for three years. We’re proud of our team.


BJK Cup 2022 in Scotland

Magellan friends from both sides of the Atlantic gathered in Glasgow for a few fantastic days of camaraderie and world-class women's tennis -- including time with the woman of the hour herself-- at the Billie Jean King Cup. Magellan has long fostered a commitment to initiatives (not just athletic!) promoting gender equality, and there has been no fiercer advocate than Billie Jean. We’re proud of this connection, and to be able to share the experience with dear colleagues and friends. 

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