Imaginative Enterprise - Stuart Boylan

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15th Annual Ports-to-Plains Alliance Conference
Medicine Hat, AB
October 2-4, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Imaginative Enterprise-Business-from Ports-to-Plains
What are the innovative companies who are making a positive impact on our region and the world? Hear from some of the cutting edge entrepreneurs who are creating jobs in innovative ways.

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Imaginative Enterprise - Stuart Boylan

  1. 1. Pacific began as a one-manoperation in Spokane, Wash.Joe Thiebes emigrated fromGermany in the 1880s andfollowed his familys businesstradition of trading hides andfurs.
  2. 2. During World War I, thecompany expanded intocollecting ferrous andnonferrous scrap. Thisscrap metals ventureeventually led Pacific tobranch out into sales ofnew steel products.
  3. 3. The end of daily familyinvolvement in the businesscame with the death of theyounger Joe Thiebes in 1982.However, Pacific is dedicated tocarrying on the Thiebes familytradition of “shooting straight”.
  4. 4. Today, Pacific is an employee- owned corporation (ESOP) with 46 branchoffices in nine states and Canada.
  5. 5. Our new steel customers include theManufacturing Sector,Extraction and EnergyIndustries, and Agriculture.
  6. 6. Both ferrous and non- ferrous scrap arecollected and processed for shipment at Pacific locations. Pacific Scrap Operations include a Shredder and an Inland Port Trans-loading facility for export shipments.
  7. 7. At Pacific, we depend upon transportationfor reaching in-bound and out-going markets.
  8. 8. Ourcommodities are shipped throughout NorthAmerica and overseas.
  9. 9. Steel and Scrap Industry Forecast In 2012, priceswere steady untilMay - July, with a $110 per ton drop in Heavy Melt Scrap.
  10. 10. Steel and Scrap Industry ForecastCurrent market forecasts remain“Unstable” for 2012 - 2013.
  11. 11. Steel and Scrap Industry Forecast2012 - 2013 Uncertain Weak Rising CostsChallenges U.S. Global and Economy Economy Regulations
  12. 12. Steel and Scrap Industry Forecast2012 - 2013 Energy EmergingOpportunities Development Markets
  13. 13. Challenges with Canadian/U.S. Trade Perceptions About American Businesses Railroad Issues Shovel Ready Spur Access Sites Fleet Supply, Fleet Quality, Service Levels Port/Border Crossing Employee Work Visa Requirements
  14. 14. Opportunities of Canadian/U.S. Trade ESOP Culture and Employee Acceptance Work Ethic and Culture Values are Similar Products are Identical (Scrap Metals) Access to New Markets and Growth
  15. 15. Thank You From Your Friends AtPacific Steel And Recycling!

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