A history of delivering quality metal solutions that drive customer success.
In 1956 Dale Fischer saw an opportunity to provide steel products with a higher level of customer service to the growing Oregon market.
Starting with a couple of small warehouse bays in Eugene, Oregon, Farwest Steel helped supply the construction of the then new I-5 highway, local lumber mills, and other industrial manufacturers.
Today Farwest Steel has service centers across the Western US that provide high quality metal products and processing services to most major markets with same or next day delivery.
Starting with Medford, Oregon, in 1972, Farwest has continued to grow across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, California and Alaska.
At Farwest we realize that to provide top supply chain performance we need to be close to our customers to ensure the reliable service for which we have come to be known.
Farwest was an early adopter of new steel technologies and today we remain the leader in innovation by bringing high-value services to support our customers’ needs.
Beginning with the first pantograph flame cutting machines to the 3D lasers and the Bradbury eDrive™ Cut-to-Length line of today, our investments continue to provide outstanding quality and value that meet or exceed the expectations of even the most demanding of customers.
Farwest would not be the leading service center that it is today without our customers. By focusing on customer service and innovative customer programs Farwest is committed to fulfilling our Mission Statement of “Delivering quality metal solutions that drive customer success.”
Expanded into Alaska with purchase of Weld Air Alaska in Wasilla.
Opened up Wide Flange Beam yard in Longview, WA expanding Farwest beam inventory
Purchased our Stockton facility, which doubled our square footage to add capacity. Installed structural laser.
Expanded our Moses Lake location to include additional steel supply and processing capabilities.
Opened a processing facility in Oklahoma City, OK.
Farwest delivered our first leveled coil from the new Bradbury 96″ wide Cut-to-Length line. With this investment, Farwest becomes the only service center on the West Coast to offer leveling, laser cutting, shearing, burning, forming, and welding for sub-assemblies under one roof.
Farwest completed construction of our flagship location in Vancouver, Washington, and consolidated support for rebar fabrication, processing, advanced processing, and distribution markets in the greater Portland, Oregon, area and the Pacific Northwest.
Opened our Stockton, California, location to serve the California Central Valley and Bay Area.
Acquired an additional fabrication facility in Eugene, Oregon, to support additional manufacturer demands for advanced processing services.
Acquired two fabrication facilities with locations in Eugene and Tualatin, Oregon, to support manufacturer demands for advanced processing services.
Farwest cut the first parts off the 48′ Mazak structural laser in Eugene, the largest structural laser west of the Mississippi.
Farwest installed a Whitney, with multi-purpose processing to plasma cut, punch, and drill plate up to 96″ wide and 684″ long.
Purchased Western Coating, Incorporated, with branches in Eugene, Oregon, Ogden, Utah, and Auburn, Washington, to support the epoxy coated rebar market in the Western US.
Completed building a new service center facility in Renton, Washington, and moved the Harbor Island Central operation to Renton.
Acquired a rebar fabrication facility in Vancouver, Washington.
Opened a service center in Seattle on Harbor Island.
Opened a rebar fabrication facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Opened the first Seattle sales office.
Farwest installed a Farley burning machine in Eugene, Oregon. Over the next six months three more units are installed, further expanding processing services.
Rebar is added to the Boise service center.
Opened a service center in Boise, Idaho, to expand service to the Intermountain West.
Farwest purchased two Linde numerically controlled burning machines in Eugene, pioneering new burning technologies in the Pacific Northwest, the first of many technology investments.
Opened a service center in Medford, Oregon, and expanded into Southern Oregon.
A new Oregon corporation is formed under the name of Farwest Steel Corporation.
Farwest Steel is founded in Eugene, Oregon, by Dale Fischer.
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