Metal Resources / MRI Steel Framing LLC
Hinsdale, IL 60521, US
Industrial & Manufacturing
Metal Resources was originally established in 1994; since 2004, it’s wholly owned subsidiary MRI Steel Framing has been a leading manufacturer of heavy duty, traditional flat-steel framing components. We are a proud American owned and operated company led by a management team with over 40 years of combined industry knowledge and experience.
MRI spans the North Central regional in the U.S. becoming the supplier of choice for many construction contractors and some distributors. This is due mainly to our exceptional quality, focused customer support, and continued manufacturing of conventional flat steel. MRI does not produce “equal to” gauge products setting us apart from our competitors. Supported by numerous certifications in quality and safety, our customers can depend upon MRI Steel Framing’s Products.
From purchasing raw material to quality checking every shipment, MRI is constantly improving its practices and procedures to better provide for it’s customers. Our products are roll formed on the industry leading equipment, B&K Super-mills. Using this state of the art technology, we can produce exact lengths, knurl web flanges for ease of use and meet end users special requests. All this is done at speeds up to 500 LF per minute.
Meaningful growth opportunities exist for the company; additional working capital will allow the company to more fully take advantage of these growth opportunities via increased ability to buy steel and reduce its overall cost of funds via improved line of credit terms.
Products / Services
Steel Framing and accessories
Drywall Studs & Track –We manufacture a full line of traditional true-to-gauge steel in 25, 22 and 20 gauge. These are available in standard 1-5/8”, 2-1/2”, 3-1/2”, 3-5/8”, 4”, 5-1/2” and 6” member widths and have 1-1/4” flanges. Corresponding track comes with 1-1/4”, 2”, 2-1/2″ or 3” leg. Structural Studs & Track — our structural studs and track are made in standard widths from 2-1/2” thru 14”
Stud flanges are available in 1-3/8”, 1-5/8”, 2”, 2 -1/2” and 3” Corresponding track comes with 1-1/4″, 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ leg. Structural studs/track are available in 20, 18, 16, 14 and 12 gauge
President Operating Officer
Chris Farrell has over 30 years of experience in business in both middle-market and larger size companies. He has been in a senior management role for the past 20 years serving as a President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of various operating companies in permanent and interim roles. Mr. Farrell started his business career in public accounting spending 6 years at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) primarily auditing small, middle market and Fortune 500 companies. Subsequent to this he worked for a Fortune 1000 specialty chemical manufacturer, was the CFO at $200 MM steel processing company and CFO and COO positions in the customized capital equipment manufacturing industry. He has a strong track record of profit improvement through operational change, cost controls and reductions and creative and cost effective financing strategies.
Mr. Farrell has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University and is a CPA.
Vice President Purchasing
Scott Richardson is responsible for the purchase of all steel coil and also assists with management and direction of the sales team. Scott has 20+ years of experience in the steel industry specifically buying and selling steel coil and sheet. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Kansas.
Larry Hybert is responsible for coordinating all sales efforts throughout MRI’s territorial markets. Larry also assists Chris and Scott in managing and leading the sales team. Larry has 20+ years of experience selling steel framing products. Larry has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Bill Wilson has 37 years of experience in business in both middle-market and larger size companies. He has been in a senior management role for the past 28 years serving as a President, Chief Financial Officer, Chairman and Owner of various operating companies. Mr. Wilson started his business career in public accounting spending 10 years at Ernst & Ernst (subsequently Ernst & Whinney / now E&Y) primarily auditing closely-held and Fortune 500/SEC companies. Subsequent to this he was CFO for a large mid-western toll steel processor for 5 years before starting Wilson-Taylor in 1990 and that provides financial, operational and general profit improvement services to various companies. He currently serves a variety of roles for those companies in which he or Wilson-Taylor directly or indirectly has ownership. Mr. Wilson has a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is a CPA.