In September of 1985, H & L Mesabi Company was originally founded by Bernard Carey and the late Carl D'Aquila. This new mining supply company is located in Hibbing in Northeastern Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range.

In 1988, H & L Mesabi changed the focus of the company from that of a mining supply company to an AED Membered General Line Wear Parts and Equipment Distributor, covering the State of Minnesota. This change resulted in an immediate growth of new non-mining customers throughout Minnesota. H & L Mesabi now had a customer base comprised of construction, aggregate processing, and governmental accounts, along with the taconite mines.


In January 1990, H & L Mesabi expanded their operation with the opening of a new Twin Cities (Metro Division) office located in New Brighton, MN. In January 1992, H & L Mesabi moved to Blaine, MN. This move allowed for further growth and sales distribution within the trade area of the Twin Cities, Central and Southern Minnesota, and parts of Wisconsin. H & L Mesabi's Twin Cities operation currently distributes wear products, such as snow plow blades, cutting edges, and construction and aggregate supply items to over 3,000 customers on an annual basis.


In February 1994, H & L Mesabi expanded their sales and distribution to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This office is located in Negaunee, MI. Iron mining, governmental, along with construction, forestry, and aggregate processing accounts make up the majority of their customers.

H & L Mesabi currently has three facilities. The general office is located in Hibbing, MN, where all administrative and accounting is handled for all three locations; along with distribution sales and service for Northern Minnesota. As an AED member, we continue to grow in non-mining customers throughout Minnesota, Michigan, and the Upper Midwest.

One of the greatest assets that H & L Mesabi has is its people. In all three locations combined, 11-13 personnel are employed. The experience level and knowledge that our employees possess in the ground engaging business is vast. In the Twin Cities office alone, this amounts to a combined 140+ years of experience. Today, H & L Mesabi proudly represents and distributes products for approximately 25 manufacturers.