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A Jason Company


Metalex, a Jason Company, was founded in 1962 as an expanded metal manufacturer in Libertyville, Illinois by two local entrepreneurs. With diverse and complementary expertise in salesmanship and engineering, they began with one machine in a small factory on the east edge of town. In 1979, Metalex moved into the current facility on the site of a former horse farm in south Libertyville.

Metalex continued to grow and added to the original building in 1983, increasing total square footage to 150,000 and equipment totaling twenty-three expanding lines, a full machine shop and a secondary processing department that includes shearing, stamping and plasma cutting. In 1993, Metalex was acquired by Jason Incorporated, a global family of diverse manufacturing companies with 34 locations in the U.S. and 12 foreign countries.

In 2005, Metalex acquired Arcor, a manufacturer of perforated metal and a variety of metal tubes primarily for the fluid filtration industry. The Arcor operation was moved into the Metalex facility and launched Metalex into a growth opportunity in perforated metal.

Metalex Today

With recent and state-of-the-art equipment additions, Metalex is now fully into the mainstream perforating market. We are committed to growth, and we continue to reinvest in our equipment, our processes, and most importantly, our employees. Jason Incorporated, along with our family of manufacturing companies, brings to Metalex the financial resources and business vision to focus on growth and industry leadership.


Metalex Sales personnel are long-term employees with years of industry experience. And while we are relatively new to mainstream perforated products, we have assembled a remarkable sales, engineering and operations team of highly experienced perforated specialists. Armed with full product and capability knowledge, we can do much more than take your order. We can help you determine the proper product for your application, work with you to reduce costs and offer ways to add value. 

Metalex enjoys sole source partnerships with many of our customers. Having earned Quality Preferred and Strategic Supplier designations at Key Customers, Metalex is focused on superior Quality, Service, and Delivery. Metalex is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered company.