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.

RAILROAD GOES VIRTUAL

Large in-person events have been put on hold for the foreseeable future, but our Railroad Solutions team is gearing up to participate in a new kind of tradeshow: completely online.

WORK IN THE WOODS

When Caterpillar’s role in the forestry industry changed in 2018, many logging customers had questions about what their relationship with Western States would look like moving forward. With the hard work of team members like Clay Young, Forestry Application Specialist, our forestry customers continue to be supported in every aspect of their machinery needs.

HORSES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The Mini Joys, an equine therapy organization, paid a special visit to the St. Luke’s hospital employees in Boise, Idaho this week to show the community’s appreciation for their hard work.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Cardboard and wood notoriously take up a lot of space in our landfills. Meridian Yard Operations Manager Andy Jenness has been finding new ways to limit and manage waste, reducing the amount of trash that makes its way to the dumpster.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND

It is always good to see our customers and communities pull together to make something extraordinary happen. That’s exactly what’s happening in Deer Lodge, Montana, where a new playground is nearing completion.

EMPLOYEE FEATURE: BRAD STAMPER

From CRS technician, to truck shop foreman, to branch manager, Brad Stamper has worn many hats over the course of his career with Western States.

LEARNING FROM THE PROS

Tyler Simmons completed the Mining Practitioner Program earlier this year, a seven-month course developed in partnership by Caterpillar and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

KEEPING CAT IN THE FAMILY

For the Gray family, Caterpillar equipment was a part of their lives from the beginning.