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About Us

For more than thirty years, Sawing and Shearing Services has used cutting-edge technology to fabricate steel for small businesses and nationally recognized companies.

A Tribute to our Founder

The success of Sawing and Shearing is rooted in our founder, Jack E. Sambo.

Jack had 26 years of experience in the steel world before taking his retirement from Ryerson Steel. He had a dream to impact the world and found his opportunity through opening his own steel company — Sawing and Shearing Services.
Jack recognized the need for a steel fabricator in the Chicagoland area and took a risk starting his business with one saw and one shear.

Jack’s perseverance through the obstacles of being a small business owner is the reason we stand here today — a respected leader in steel fabrication services.

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” These words by Napoleon Hill were shared by Jack’s daughter, Christine, in 1995. The words were a reminder to never give up on his vision. Today, Jack’s incredible vision and legacy live on through his children, Tony and Christine, who now run Sawing and Shearing Services and manage business operations. We remember and celebrate Jack’s big heart, refusal to quit, and will continue supporting the vision he had in 1991.

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A Vision That Became A Legacy


Jack E. Sambo rented a 15,000 sq. ft. building in Cicero, IL, where he started Sawing and Shearing Services with one saw, one shear, and one employee.


The company was embraced by the steel industry and quickly outgrew its facility. Jack purchased a 50,000 sq. ft. building in Blue Island to expand operations.


Sawing and Shearing Services expanded available services to include plate sawing and plate shearing.


A 20,000 sq. ft. expansion was constructed on the Blue Island property to help meet business demands.


Founder, Jack E. Sambo, semi-retires. His son, Tony, becomes President of Sawing and Shearing Services and manages daily operations with the help of his sister, Christine, as Vice President.


Sawing and Shearing continued expanding services, including milling, burning, and larger-scale sawing and shearing machines.


The Great Recession hits the steel industry hard. Sawing and Shearing reevaluated its services and designed a plan to offer more value to its customers and improve product quality through its Quality Management Program.


Sawing and Shearing invested in its first CNC Machining Center.


Founder, Jack E. Sambo, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.


Sawing and Shearing celebrates its 30th year in business in its 78,000 sq. ft steel fabrication facility.


Sawing and Shearing purchases its first High Speed Laser to add to its lineup of machines!   


Sawing and Shearing Services remains a competitive steel fabricator, providing quality fabrication services to businesses across North America.

Sawing and Shearing Services remains family-owned and strives for excellence, providing high-quality fabrication services and exceeding customer expectations. Our team has decades of experience and we’re proud to be one of the most trusted names in the steel fabrication industry.

Our Mission

Sawing and Shearing Services will provide excellent quality service and workmanship with on-time delivery.

Our Values

Our most highly-held values are quality, service, and customer satisfaction. Our goal is not only to meet the customers’ needs but also to exceed their expectations.

Do you have a metal fabrication project in mind?

Our team is committed to providing high-quality services that meet your steel fabrication needs. Whether you need sawing, shearing, or any other steel fabrication service — we can help!