Julie Thorpe celebrates 25 years of service at Steffes

In honor of 25 years of service at Steffes, we sent Julie Thorpe, technical support manager, on a vacation of her choice this summer. She and her family retreated to 5th Crow Lake near Park Rapids, Minnesota, for a week of rest and relaxation earlier this month. Congratulations and thank you for your service, Julie! … Read More

The Perfect Fit: Steve Zitzow

Steffes ponders all aspects of a individual’s resume when searching for talent. If offered a position, an individual must make the same considerations of the company before accepting the offer. When it came time to find an expert in manufacturing engineering for Steffes’ Grand Forks, North Dakota, facilities, Steffes found the perfect fit in Steve … Read More

Steffes named to 50 Best Places to Work list for ninth year

Steffes is honored to announce that it has been named one of Prairie Business Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work for the ninth year in a row! Employees around North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Minnesota had the opportunity to share why they believe they work for the best organization in the region. Through their … Read More

Steffes Spotlight: The Interns

AJ ASH Hometown: Dickinson, ND School: Sophomore at the University of North Dakota Degree: Mechanical Engineering, graduating May 2026 Random Fact: “I love to run and am on the cross-country team at UND.” AJ already knew a bit about Steffes when he happened upon the company’s booth at a UND job fair. “I have heard … Read More

The Team Player: CJ Powell

 If you ever get the chance to meet Camarrow “CJ” Powell, Jr., take it. His jovial nature is infectious. This welder keeps his team on task and in good spirits: invaluable qualities we appreciate and respect here at Steffes. Not only that, he’s one heck of a welder. And lucky for us, he chose to … Read More

August Lorenzen: The Benefits of Balance

You hear about it all the time: work-life balance. But does any employee actually experience it? Design Engineer August Lorenzen chose to return to Team Steffes not only for the balance he once enjoyed but also for the sense of community he missed. When August moved to the Peace Garden State in 2015 from Jefferson … Read More

Steffes Spotlight: Travis Kilgore

“A dream come true.” At Steffes, employees are encouraged to pursue their goals. Take it from Travis Kilgore: from Shipping & Receiving agent to supervisor… with a degree in-between!     Check out our original Spotlight on Travis Kilgore from nearly six years ago! Learn more about our education reimbursement program and other learning opportunities at … Read More

Steffes honored with Family Business of the Year Award

In April 2023, the Steffes family received the Vicki Clarke Prairie Family Business of the Year Award from the Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA). The award honors a family business that makes valuable contributions to its community through leadership, volunteerism, and financial support; exhibits a caring spirit toward the well-being of its employees; and displays … Read More

Core values embodied: Robert Terry, Jr.

His name is Robert Terry, Jr., but you can call him ‘Rob’ for short. This genuinely gracious individual will soon be celebrating one year working for Steffes in our Shelby, North Carolina, facility. With an associate degree from his home state of South Carolina and over 30 years of professional experience, Rob was the perfect … Read More