That’s a good question. Although it would sound strange to call this section “Why you”, that’s probably a more likely topic. You see, everything we do at Pacific Steel & Recycling has you, the consumer, in mind. Our mission statement even says “…to develop long-term, successful relationships with our customers.” That’s not just lip service.
Pacific is 100% employee-owned. When you do business with your local branch, you’re doing business with a friend or a neighbor. Our success is wholly determined by your success. Being an integral part of the community is important to us, so is helping to make our communities better places to live.
A major contributor to that business practice is how best to serve you. Amenities such as drive-through recycling, pick-up service and roll-off containers all have you in mind. Rest assured Pacific Steel & Recycling will continually strive to meet your needs in the best way possible.
When it comes to steel products, you’ll be “hard-pressed” (a little Pacific humor) to find another company that offers what we do. Our Ag/Livestock products are constructed to meet whatever your need may be. From bull gates to barbed wire, rest assured you’ll get the highest caliber product on the market.
There’s one other thing we’d like to mention: the future.
Not ours as a company, but “ours as a planet.” We are committed to continually pursuing knowledge and practices that lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions for us, our employees, our families and our children. Protecting our resources is not just doing business, it’s just doing what’s right.
Pacific Steel & Recycling is driven by the desire to develop long-term, successful relationships with our customers, vendors, employees, communities and the mills, treating each as a vital business partner.
We strive to:
-Offer superior customer service.
-Maintain neat, well-organized, user-friendly work places.
-Listen and respond to the needs of each business partner.
-Make safety a top priority.
-Treat our employees as our number one asset.
-Uphold the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior.
-Show genuine concern for our communities and contribute to their advancement.
-Realizing the full potential of this vision will result in a thriving business that will leave a legacy of achievement not only for future employees but for customers and other business partners as well.
Pacific’s road to becoming a steel and recycling giant began as a one-man operation in Spokane, Wash. Joe Thiebes emigrated from Germany in the 1880s and followed his family’s business tradition of trading hides and furs. Soon, Thiebes sent his son, also named Joe, to the wilds of Montana. And in the early 1920s, the younger Thiebes officially founded Pacific Hide & Fur Depot in Great Falls.
During World War I, the company expanded beyond furs and hides into collecting ferrous and nonferrous scrap. And this scrap metals venture eventually led the firm to branch out in the 1950s into sales of new steel products. The Thiebes family business continued into the third generation, with another son – again named Joe – joining forces with his father as the company steadily opened additional locations under the Pacific Hide & Fur name.
The Thiebes family owned the company and the senior Joe Thiebes continued to serve as chairman of the board until his death in 1988, though he wasn’t involved in Pacific’s day-to-day management. The end of daily family involvement in the business came with the death of the younger Joe Thiebes in 1982. However, Pacific is dedicated to carrying on the Thiebes family tradition of “shooting straight”.
Today, Pacific is an employee-owned corporation with 46 branch offices in Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Montana, and Alberta, Canada.