Company History

Jewell Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Inc, one of Louisville’s premier custom metal fabrication businesses, was founded by Ben Jewell Sr. in 1965 to manufacture racks, carryors, foundations, and other miscellaneous steel products. Many of the carryors were designed to convey parts along assembly lines for the General Electric Company in 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 24,000-square-foot space at Pinewood Road. In 2012, Jewell acquired and moved to a new 45,000-square-foot, 3-acre facility in the Bluegrass Commerce Park in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.

This expansion has allowed us to increase production to serve customers in the rail, 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 ramped up their operations and increased efficiency. Jewell employs a team of 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.  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 will see that you are always our top priority!

At Jewell, we are:

  • 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 Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Inc. provide the highest quality service that makes us the best in the business. 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.  Only three companies in Jewell’s area have lasted this long, and its reputation has carried it through.