The Levy family general store and blacksmith shop. The Levy family set down their roots in Big Beaver Township (now Troy, Michigan) during the late 1800s.
Levy Plant No. 1, circa 1930s
Ed Levy circa 1920s
Ford Motor Rouge Plant, Detroit News, 1924. In 1918, Ed Levy and Henry Ford began doing business on a simple handshake. Ford's new Rouge Plant was the site of heavy steel production. Tons of slag, an iron and steel making byproduct, were trucked away by Levy. Soon, Levy began crushing slag and marketing it as a road base material, an innovation ahead of its time. This successful, longstanding relationship continues on today.
A youthful Ed Levy
Red's Truck, 1924
Vintage dump truck
Stock Prices Crumble in Record Trading, New York Times, 1929. The stock market crash of October 1929 brought great challenges for small businesses nationwide. Levy weathered this period with efficient business tactics and innovative ideas for different revenue streams.
The Ford Motor Rouge and Steel Mill Plant, circa 1920s
Plant No. 3 portable crusher, late 1930s
Rouge Factory news article, 1933. The Ford Motor Rouge plant was a large source of business for the early Levy Company. Lean years ensued when steel production slowed and ceased during the early depression years. Dearborn Independent Newspaper, 1933.
Edw. C. Levy offices at Great Lakes Steel, 1942
Articles of Incorporation, 1946
Ed Levy and Jim Kelly
1940s steel Mercier Brick identification badge
The United States Goes to War, New York Times, December 1941. WWII is declared and Detroit morphs into the Arsenal of Democracy. As the production of steel increases, Levy is ready to serve with trucking from many Detroit foundries.
Levy supports WWII tank production in Detroit.
Ed Levy and friends outside Kelly's Bar, Detroit, Michigan circa 1960s
After incorporation, Ed Levy [left] invested in a fleet of Ford Motor Big Joe F-900 trucks. The Levy keystone logo from this era is proudly displayed on the door.
Truck spreading slag ag lime in a field, circa 1930s
Business rallies in post Depression Detroit, Detroit Free Press,1934
1950s Saginaw Trucking fleet
Use of slag increases during the 1950s
1950s railroad aggregate preference chart
Graphic from 1950s plant tour booklet
C-frame from the original slag pot carrier
Trenton Slag Plant No. 4
Molten slag pour
1970s Clawson Concrete belt buckle award
Ed Levy featured in Detroit Free Press, 1967
New equipment Detroit, Michigan circa 1960s
Plant No. 1, Detroit, Michigan circa 1960s
Levy patent featured in Steel Weekly Magazine,1964
Levy advertisement, 1959
Ed Levy and Ed Levy, Jr. circa 1950s
Patent drawing for gas scrubbing system, 1975. Inventor: Karl V. Hauser
Patent drawing of slag pot carrier
Patent Cover. Patent No. 3,335,885 issued by the United States Patent Office for dumping vehicle for slag pots, August 15, 1967. Inventor: Patrick H. Livingston.
Levylite slag block product brochure
Patent Cover. Patent No. 3,237,988 issued by the United States Patent Office for a dumping vehicle for interchangeable tilting vessel, March 1, 1966. Inventor: Ernest E. Esgate.
Graphic from 1950s plant tour booklet
The Ford Motor Rouge and Steel Mill Plant, circa 1960s
Blast furnace slag
Lyon Sand and Gravel plant began operations in the 1960s
Clawson Concrete and Killins Concrete logos
Slag pot carrier dumping molten slag, Detroit, Michigan
1960 Levy flint-strike lighter safety award
Clawson Concrete provided material for a project in Novi, Michigan, 1970
Schmidt Construction paving job
Centennial Materials sign, Colorado
1970s product / service brochure
National Slag Association newsletter, 1973. The Levy Company supplied nearly 800,000 tons of blast furnace slag for the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) runway re-pave in the early 1970s.
Early photo of the company headquarters on Dix Road Dearborn, Michigan
Levy Detroit Metro Airport headline, 1973
Levy slag stabilizes M-63 roadway in west Michigan, National Slag Association newsletter
11-Axle Law letter from Ed Levy to Michigan Trucking Association, 1981. Doing the right thing is the Levy way. In 1966, Ed Levy assisted the Michigan Trucking Association (MTA), authoring an ordinance requiring loaded trucks crossing Michigan to be weighed. This action helped to lengthen the overall life of state highways.
Jim Stone, Chief Financial Officer, with Evan Weiner
Ed Levy response to MTA award. In 1991, Ed Levy received an award from the MTA to honor his commitment to the trucking industry and the State of Michigan.
The Detroit Renaissance Center. Clawson Concrete provided construction material for the Renaissance Center during the mid-1970s.
Ed Levy - Founder
Truck with tandem trailer
A snippet of letter from Ed Levy, Jr.
Ed Levy's personal card
Patent drawing of hydraulic stacking knuckled conveyor. This innovation is used for dust suppression and minimized product breakage. Patent received in 1991. Gail F. Reninger, Brij M. Sapru and Eugene R. Rogers
Killins Concrete work shirt patch
Concrete volume calculator
Aggregate gradation card
Island Lake Subdivision, Novi, Michigan. Island Lake is a beautiful master planned community built around a former Levy mining site. With the environment in mind, Levy uses responsible mining techniques to preserve natural woodlands, wetlands and create sculpted shorelines for future residential use.
Aerial view of Plant No. 1, Detroit, Michigan
Early Edw. C. Levy identification badge
Australian Steel Mill Services granulation on a customer's blast furnace circa 1980s
Ace Asphalt wins contest held by the Detroit Free Press, 1997
Detroit Lime was formed in the 1960s to supply burnt lime to the steel and other industries.
Delta Trucking fleet circa 1950s
Semi being loaded with slag at the Burns Harbor blending plant, Indiana
The slag pot carrier dumping molten slag into a pit
The Mencenberg Quarry in Colorado was named for longtime Levy geologist Fred Mencenberg (1935-1996).
Ace Asphalt I-69 Paving Project interoffice logo
The State of Indiana rebuilds 1-65 using 90,000 tons of Levy air cooled blast furnace slag, 1999.
American Aggregates ball cap
Indiana Flame ball cap commemorating 5 million tons of steel slabs scarfed.
Hatchet, Inc. tape measure circa 1970s
Oakland Sand & Gravel ball cap
Superior Materials concrete truck, Detroit, Michigan
Dropball E-crane at Golden Triangle Mill Services, Mississippi
Protocon Ready Mix Concrete crew and truck
Front end loader
Plant Tuff silicon fertilizer
Burrless slitting robotic torch services at Empresa Sul Americana De Serviços Siderúrgicos Ltda, Brazil
Steel furnace slag
Materials recovery advertisement
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway runs on Levy supplied slag
Levy membership in the National Slag Association spans 80+ years.
In 2001, Levy seizes an opportunity to acquire powerful scarfing torch technology from the Donzé SARL company of France. Within two years, the sophisticated robotic system expands business at subsidiary Indiana Flame Services in Burns Harbor, Indiana.
Golden Triangle Mill Services crew, Mississippi
Ed Levy, Jr. with President George W. Bush
Ed Levy, Jr. with Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer circa 1990s
The first scale ticket issued after implementing the LASER system, 2003
Levy LASER Logo
1950s union dues booklet
American Aggregates in Brighton Twp., Michigan gets approval for new mine site, The Brighton Argus, 1996
Clawson Concrete plant
Matchbook from Burns Harbor, Indiana slag operation
An unconditional ISO 9002 certification for Levy Ohio operations
In a short span of 9 months, Siam and Chonburi Steel Mill Services achieved ISO 9002 certification.
Proud recipient of the ISO 9002 certification at many sites
National Slag Association group photo, 2001. Ed Levy, Jr. - end of first row, right side.
SeaTac Steel Mill and Recycling Services truck, Seattle, Washington
Chonburi Steel Mill Services ISO 9002 group photo, 1999
Sarah Page in the Valparaiso technical lab. The winning entry, from Kelly Cook, in an annual, companywide employee photo contest.
2005 Reconstruction of the Sea Cliff Bridge, NSW, Australia
EcoCem is a joint venture between Levy and Cement Australia. A customized product using granulated blast furnace slag became the major construction component for the underwater tunnel in Sydney Harbor, Australia.
Frankenmuth Fish Passage Project. This project reconnected the fish of the Saginaw Bay to more than 73 miles of historically significant inland spawning areas near the Cass River Dam. Weir stone from northern Michigan was supplied by Wallace Stone for this project.
Indiana Flame Services robotic scarfing torch
Crew from Schmidt Construction, Colorado
ASMS customized road base for Narellan Road, NSW, Australia, 2016
All hands on deck for safety at the Edw. C. Levy Co.
Group safety photo, Plant No. 1 and main garage, Detroit, Michigan
Himalaya Steel Mill Services celebrates an injury-free job site
Ed Levy, Jr. sits with Evan Weiner, his son Eliot Weiner and grandson Jacob Weiner
Ed Levy, Jr. and mechanics from Fulton Mill Services, Ohio
The personal philosophy of Ed Levy, Jr.
Welcome to the Edw. C. Levy Company
Himalaya Steel Mill Services crew, India
SOAR safety program token
By 2011, Levy had sold 170 million tons of slag for use in both small and large projects. This enormous tonnage could cover the entire city of Detroit with a 9-inch blanket of slag!
Concrete core cross section with blast furnace slag
Indiana Flame celebratory photo for slab scarfing 10 million tons of steel
Edw. C. Levy Ohio achieves ISO 9002 certification, Metal Producing Magazine, 1999
In 2003, the LASER Project rolled out a company-wide initiative to streamline corporate processes. The program was executed using significant planning, training and cooperative efforts across divisions and departments. Here Ed Levy, Jr. uses a bit of good humor to congratulate the LASER rollout team.
Burroughs Materials and Specification Stone product ads
Charleston employee uses a high power lance
Brochure materials for Calumite, slag product for the glass industry
In the early 2010s, Levy invests in developing silicone-based products for agricultural customers.
GTMS is formed to service a new 15-year contract for SeverCorr. This business marked the first time the Levy Company combined scrap management, mill and slag services together at one plant.
Plant Tuff silicon fertilizer advertisement
Levy donates product and labor to assist nationally known museum
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. In 2009, Levy, in collaboration with several other paving contractors, reconstructed the Henry Ford Clock Tower circular drive with materials and labor at no cost to the museum.
Asphalt core sample with steel furnace slag
Levy was again the slag supplier for large scale Detroit Metro Airport runway improvements.
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), Australia. ASMS was awarded multiple paving projects for runways, taxiways and apron reconstruction during 1994-2000 and 2015.
Centennial Materials exercised the option to mine rhyolite in Douglas County, Colorado during the mid-1990s.
Case Study for Sydney Airport paving project
Stainless steel testing sieve
Indiana Flame employee using hand power torch
Superior Materials, a Levy subsidiary, provides concrete work for a new downtown arena housing the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, 2017.
Patent drawing of magnetic controller designed by employee Mike Pollock
International operations expand to Mexico
Evan Weiner, President and Chief Executive Officer
The metal ribbon lists the Edw. C. Levy Co. lines of business
The Levy Group of Companies’ logos
The Levy Group of Companies’ logos
Flags of (left to right): Brazil, France, Australia, United States of America, India, Thailand, Mexico