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E M I S T E F F E S C O R P O R AT I O N THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 • Dickinson, N.D. “Our customers love that we help solve problems.” // JOE ROTHSCHILLER, president Steffes Corporation is structured into autonomous divisions it calls “value streams.” These divisions focus on oil, heating and manufacturing. OILED UP Steffes Corporation specializes in steel fabrication for multiple industries.. Fabricating Solutions Steffes Corporation makes the most of its ability to provide quality products and services to a diverse customer base. [ BY ERIC SLACK ] Having become a respected steel fabrication business, Steffes Corporation’s innovation allowed it to create custom equipment for many industries. Steffes Corporation’s legacy includes researching and designing the first American-made PROFILE electric thermal storage (ETS) heating unit for the electric industry, and becoming the leading manufacturer of 400-barrel oil tanks in North Dakota’s Bakken play. “There isn’t one industry that we cater to, we just search for our niches and reinvent ourselves,” CEO Paul Steffes says. Steffes Corporation. | 2012 revenue: $100 million | HQ: Dickinson, N.D. Employees: 225 | Specialty: Steel fabrication Steffes Corporation has a reputation for its ability to enhance current products and develop new ones. In addition to oil tanks, the company can provide oil industry customers with walkway and stairway systems, steel secondary containment systems, custom oilfield products, cattle guards, oilfield accessories, treater systems, engineered flare systems and industrial control panels. “Of our 225 people, about 10 to 15 percent focus on engineering,” President Joe Rothschiller says. “Our customers love that we help solve problems.” Remaining strong in the oil industry requires the company to stay on top of customer needs. It gets involved in area business councils, keeps up with regulations and has people in the field for everything from talking to roustabout crews to sitting down for lunch-and-learns. “Our value proposition is taking pain away,” Rothschiller says. “We know the extremes the oil industry works in, and we look at ways to take pain away.” Steffes Corporation staked a position in the middle of the drilling business. As the 102

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Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012