EMPLOYEE FEATURE: LINDA MONETTE

At seven years old, Linda Monette knew she wanted to work for Western States. Now celebrating her 35th year with the company, Linda says she’s proud to be part of a team that’s committed to safety.

A SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY BIKE DRIVE

For the first three weeks of December our Fruitland, Meridian and Caldwell stores collected new and gently used bike donations for Boise Bicycle Project’s annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway. 

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: PAUL BARGER

From flying excavators to embracing the company culture, Missoula, Montana-based Welding Technician Paul Barger has seen a lot in his 40 years with Western States.

BE A LIGHT CHALLENGE

The Caldwell Night Rodeo in Caldwell, Idaho wanted to encourage others to do good in their communities. When they tagged us in their #BeALight campaign on social media, Western States was proud to step up to the challenge.

A SUCCESSFUL SWEEPSTAKES

In a typical year most Western States stores hold a barbeque lunch for all of their customers. As events were cancelled due to the pandemic, it became clear that we needed to find a new way to show our appreciation for our customers and spread some good will.

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: JOE CALLACO

With 12 years working out of the Jackson store, Joe Callaco is an expert on being a team player.

CLAYS FOR THE COMMUNITY

The 17th Annual Western States Cat/Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho Sporting Clays Tournament wrapped up on October 11, with new accommodations to make sure attendees could participate safely.

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: MERV LEWIS

Since it became a stand-alone division of Western States in 2016, Merv Lewis has dedicated his career to serving railroad clients as part of our Railroad Solutions team.

VOLUNTEERING FOR THE COMMUNITY

Several Meridian employees volunteered at The Idaho Foodbank’s warehouse this month, where they helped to get donations packaged and ready to go out to families in need.

REMEMBERING 9/11

In honor of the bravery of first responders and the lives lost on the September 11, 2001, Western States is proud to display the American flag over our Meridian yard.