Company Profile

For over 80 years, Helander has been a major partner to a variety of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, providing them with metal forming and fabricating services. The business has been led by the Ibrahim family since 1979, and owned and operated by Sam Ibrahim Jr. since 2015.

Their niche is forming cylindrically shaped parts ranging from 1.00″ diameter to 100″ in all types of metals and production quantities. The company specializes in metal forming, spinning and hydroforming, and serves customers in the aerospace, medical, automotive, commercial food equipment and construction industries.

Five SBA 504 Projects with SomerCor 

Since Sam took over the company in 2015, the company has grown, in large part to aerospace and food equipment industry clients. Helander has expanded operations from a single location, to four – totaling nearly 100,000 square feet. SomerCor currently has three funded SBA 504 loans covering commercial real estate and equipment, and another two waiting to close covering additional CRE and equipment. In terms of total project size for all five loans, this amounts to over $15 million in financing.

“Working with SomerCor has been a great business partnership for Helander.  The process has been very professional and responsibly executed,” said Sam Ibrahim Jr. “Our company has been able to grow in a positive way that was only possible by working with Byline Bank, the SBA, and the team at Somercor that tied it all together.”

Learn More about Helander

Visit or call  630-268-9292 to learn more about the business and their offerings.

Download the program flyer and connect with a member of SomerCor’s loan origination team to learn more about how the SBA 504 loan program supports improved cash flow for small businesses.

Margaret Griffin
EVP, Chief Lending Officer
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Brian Comiskey
EVP, Chief Credit Officer
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Elisabeth Williams
SVP, Loan Officer
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VP, Loan Officer
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