About Us

100% Employee-owned for the ultimate in customer satisfaction.

The founders of Pacific Steel & Recycling decided the best way to retain hard-working, service-oriented employees was to give them a stake in the company – an idea that endures to this day. That means you, our valued customer, are working with employees who have a wealth of knowledge and a vested interest in your success – because your success is ultimately our success.

We also hire employees with industry experience, and then we work to keep them. Your steel, recycling and ag needs are better served with more efficient solutions due to our employees’ dedication and skill.

Creating a Culture of Ownership


Everything we do at Pacific Steel & Recycling has you, the consumer, in mind. Rest assured we will continually strive to meet your needs in the best way possible.


Pacific Steel & Recycling was built on a strong foundation, centered around our customers. We uphold the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior.


We pledge to all our employee owners, customers, and the public, that we work collaboratively to make our facilities safer and healthier for people everywhere.


Pacific Steel & Recycling is 100% employee-owned. When you do business with us, you’re doing business with a friend or neighbor. Our success is determined by your success.

Executive Team

CEO - Jeff Millhollin

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Jeff Millhollin, a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University with Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, began his career at Pacific Steel & Recycling in 1999… Read More

Executive VP - Marshall Knick


Marshall graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 and received his Master of Business Administration from… Read More

VP Steel - Ed Joyce

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Ed graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1993 and received an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1996… Read More

VP Combo Operations - Brandon Rosten


Brandon started with Pacific Steel and Recycling in 2004 as a bandsaw operator at our Great Falls New Steel Service Center… Read More

VP Scrap Operations - Steve LaBelle


Steve started his career with Pacific Steel & Recycling in Billings, MT in 2012 as an over-the-road CDL Driver delivering shred bales to the Pacific Shredder… Read More

CFO - Amy Byrd

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Amy has a BBA majoring in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration both obtained from Valdosta State University located in … Read More

CIO - Kenneth Hess

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Kenneth graduated from Texas State University with a BBA in Computer Information Systems.  His previous experiences in the automotive industry range from IT… Read More

HR - Stacey Lamy

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Stacey graduated from Minot State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Business/Marketing. She spent the following 4 years in Germany working in Accounting … Read More


We are here for our communities

Headquartered in Great Falls, Montana, Pacific Steel & Recycling has over 46 branch offices in Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Montana.

Each branch is uniquely committed to its own community’s well-being, because we live and work there. In addition to contributing to the local economy by offering jobs and benefits, we actively support schools, youth sports teams and charitable causes.

Giving back has long been a key part of the Pacific philosophy, and always will be.

See more of our community work on our Facebook page.

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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”.

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