• 9951 Bunsen Way Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Meet the Jewell Engineering & Manufacturing Company, Inc team

Jewell Engineering & Manufacturing Company, Inc, one of Louisville’s premier custom metal fabrication businesses to manufacture racks, carryors, foundations, and other miscellaneous   steel products was founded by Ben Jewell Sr. in 1965. Many of the carryors were designed to convey parts along assembly lines for General Electric Company, Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky.


We began our operations in a 3,000-square-foot building located on Pinewood Road in the Buechel area. Over the years, we grew through multiple building expansions and eventually maxed out the available buildable space at Pinewood Road in to our 24,000-square-foot facility. In 2012, Jewell acquired and moved to a new 45,000-square-foot, 3 acre facility in the Bluegrass Commerce Park in Jessersontown, Kentucky.


This expansion has allowed us to increase production to serve customers in the construction, conveyor, material handling, and asphalt supply industries. Due to this, we have gained many loyal clients over the years, many of whom are still with us to this day.


Our business inherently became a family affair during our first decade when Ben Jr. and Denis (two of Ben Sr. sons) came to work for their father in the early 1970’s. In the early 1980s, our business gained another crucial member, the third son, Ed.


After Ben Sr.’s retirement in the late 1990s, Denis served as the president of Jewell Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc until 2008, when Ben Jr. took over the business.


Michael Jewell acquired the company from his father Ben Jr. in 2012 and started implementing plans to develop and modernize the third-generation business. Growing up in the business, Michael had worked alongside Ben Jr. since 1991.


Due to the larger production space and high-visibility location after the move, Jewell Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. ramped up their operations and increased efficiency. Jewell employed a team of 18 hardworking and loyal professionals who continue to work tirelessly to ensure smooth manufacturing.


For more than 50 years, we have specialized in providing superior customer service and timely delivery!


From conception to completion, we have provided a variety of customized metal fabricating and processing services from our early days. Our main marketing tools to promote our business have always been word-of-mouth recommendations and our exceptional reputation. Our work sells itself!


As a family owned business, we take pride in our work and strive to ensure your satisfaction with our services.


We provide you with a perfect blend of traditional standards and modern innovation to provide you with products like no other. When you choose us, you’ll see that you are always our top priority!

More on Jewell

  • Committed to providing competitively priced services

  • Staying up-to-date with the newest in fabrication technologies

  • Rewarding employee achievement

  • Serving and supporting our community

  • Building partnerships and exceeding customer expectations


The employees of Jewell Manufacturing, Inc. are dedicated to providing the highest quality service that makes us the best in the business. The business is built on word of mouth based on fulfillment and quality.


Jewell has served contractors and the transportation and rail industry for more than 40 years. It’s hard for a privately owned company to last for nearly 50 years with the ups and downs of industry, but Jewell Manufacturing has.


Only three companies in Jewell’s area have lasted this long, and its reputation has carried it through. Employees have a long tenure with the company and there is a low turnover, which is a testament to how the firm takes care of its employees.


Michael Jewell, President / Owner

Michael Jewell is the third-generation CEO of Jewell Manufacturing. He is a trained engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 1988.

Scott Radeker, General Manager

Scott Radeker is the General Manager of Jewell Manufacturing. He earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992 and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Washington University in St Louis in 2003.

Charles A “Chip” Moore, Director of Sales

Chip is the Director of Sales for Jewell Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville majoring in Business and Sociology. Chip’s background is in Corporate Sales, Purchasing, Logistics and Operations. He spent a good portion of his 25 plus year steel career involved in Lean Manufacturing and ISO/TS16969 certification process.