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DIS-TRAN Steel LLC
www.distran.com / Headquarters: Pineville, La. / Employees: 245 / Donnie Roberts, president: "With an open culture and open dialogue, the more employees want to get on board."

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Building Foundations

dis-tran is a utility structures fabricator on a growth plan as
it renews its focus on skilled labor. by stephanie crets
dis-tran's state-of-the-art
manufacturing facility
allows it to fabricate for
any size of project.

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From raw material to the finished
product, DIS-TRAN Steel designs, details and fabricates structures for utility systems and various arrangements
for substations and transmission
structures, including standard shape
steel structures and large tapered
tubular structures. Thanks to its talented, experienced engineers and
steel detailers, DIS-TRAN delivers a
high-quality and high-performance
product to its customers in the utility industry every time. The company
credits its long-term success since
1965 to its excellent customer service
and to building honest relationships
with them.
It all started with Tucker Robinson,
who founded Mid-State Supply Company from the trunk of his car. With
ambitions of solving his customers'
problems and providing superior
quality and service, Robinson grew his
trunk into Crest Industries. Today,
DIS-TRAN Steel and each of the other
Crest Industries companies continue to instill the philosophy of honesty, integrity, product knowledge and
quality service.
"The easy answer for why we're
successful is quality and service, but
it really comes from the exceptional
service and relationships we've built
with our customers," President Donnie Roberts says. "A large potion of
our business is partnership alliance
agreements. Those are the relationships [that] make a win-win for you
and the customer. You add value for
what you're providing. We're readily available from a people stand-


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