Kodi Majors got her start working in the metal industry with Pacific Steel & Recycling 30 years ago. It wasn't long after that she was looking for a way to continue her career from home so she could have more time with her daughter. In 2003, Major Metal Service was incorporated, and moved in to 1110 Robertson Circle in South Gillette.
Kodi eventually sold that business and returned to Pacific Steel in sales, but this year, Pacific Steel & Recycling bought the Major Metal Service location so that they had room to expand. So Kodi's career has come full circle, and Pacific Steel & Recycling has added all the amenties that Major Metal Service has to offer Gillette. With their 100 ton press brake, they will continue to service the mining industry in Northeast Wyoming.
Matt Taylor was the Branch Manager for Pacific Steel in Billings and less than a month ago moved his family to Gillette to manage the new location.
"He's done major things in the last three weeks. The location needed a little TLC," said Gillette Branch Manager Brandon Rosten. "Pacific's been in this area for 40 years but we have not been dabbling in the new steel as much as we should have been."
That will change with the move, Rosten says, taking the Powder River Basin to the "next level." They are open Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at their original location on Larch Street. The new location on Robertson Circle is open and we cut the red ribbon on it this evening, kicking off a customer appreciation event.
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Twilight First Aid & Safety was formed in Sturgis, SD, 24 years ago. In 2015, a local couple purchased the business. Owner Leah Braun says Twilight's mobile safety unit visits Gillette businesses at least once a week, and provides services to customers like Lowe Roofing and Border States Electric.
"Mines, construction companies, manufacturing: anywhere where machinery is being used. We have everything from a typical first aid cabinet to safety equipment and eyewash stations," says Leah.
Twilight will not only stock your first aid station, but will provide guidance on the proper usage of things like AED devices.
"We offer training and we'll also service the unit. It's no good if you don't know how to use it," said Twilight's co-owner, Adam Braun.
Banks, hotels, and any place that has people can also take advantage of their services. The guarantee that they provide is they will show up as often as is outlined by their client, and they clean and maintain a first aid cabinet or eyewash station.
"We take that off their plate so the customer doesn't have to."
Twilight First Aid & Safety joined the Chamber in 2018, and cut the red ribbon on their new mobile unit on March 27, 2019. The company is both woman-owned and veteran-owned. You can contact them at 1-800-598-5630, or visit their Chamber listing.
See more photos of their mobile unit on our Facebook page, by clicking here.
Dr. Kristal Schmidt recently sold her practice at Advanced Orthogonal Chiropractic to Dr. Kari Bennett, who moved to Gillette last May, and who has been a chiropractor for 15 years.
"I met Dr. Kristal almost a year ago, and we talked for over five hours. It was just a good fit," says Dr. Bennett.
After 20 years at AO Chiropractic, we said goodbye Tuesday to Dr. Kristal, who is retiring. We welcomed Dr. Kari, her two daughters, and the new AO Chiro ("Advanced Orthopedic and Chiropractic") to the Chamber with a red ribbon cutting.
Dr. Kari specializes in working with children and athletes. They are currently looking for a theraputic massage specialist to add to the practice.
AO Chiropractic is still located at 201 W. Lakeway Road. They are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday mornings. You can find out more by clicking here.
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Red Daisy Gifts moved from their online storefront to a brick-and-mortar location in 2018, and joined the Chamber of Commerce on April 13 of 2018. A year later, they've moved in to an even bigger location at 310 S. Miller Avenue, near downtown Gillette. Their focus is on small local businesses that can find some shelf space away from the vendor shows.
"As we keep evolving, we keep trying to make this look more like a higher-end store. We don't want it to look like a craft fair," said co-owner Stephanie Bryce.
"The previous store was more separated in to vendor areas, this we wanted to feel more like one unified store," said Krissy Borcher, another co-owner.
"It shouldn't feel like you're going booth to booth," Bryce added.
The new store has retained most of its 50 vendors from the previous location, and there is still a waitlist to add more businesses. Bryce says the key to their success is finding the right mix of people with the right mindset. It's how they keep their turnover rate low and the quality of the products they offer high.
Both women still work full time at the coal mines, and the store operates with the help of the community. People who have product in Red Daisy are offered jobs running it so they can gain experience owning and operating a storefront.
"A lot of people have hopes and dreams but they don't know how to go from Point A to Point B," Bryce says. "We found a lot of local talent and brought them under one roof."
Red Daisy Gifts is open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to see more photos.
The Man Cave Salon is Gillette Main Street's newest addition! Located on First Block at 104 S. Gillette Avenue (next door to Big Lost Meadery,) Man Cave opened this week, with a ribbon cutting and open house.
From the beer signs on the wall to Redken's "Brew" shampoos on the shelves, the Man Cave is definitely a friendly space for Gillette men to get a shave and a haircut.
Owner Rhonda Nile has been cutting hair for 16 years, and was previously the assistant manager at Great Clips.
"This has always been the dream," she told the Campbell County Energizers. "We're pretty much only cutting men's hair, but eventually we'd like to do a 'Ladies Night' like on Monday nights."
There are three stylists total on hand to serve Campbell County. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and they take walk-ins as well as appointments. Call (307) 689-8368 or visit their listing to get directions.
You can tune in to 1270 AM / 106.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, to hear Rhonda chat about Man Cave with Tracy.
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Every member that joins the Chamber of Commerce is entitled to a ribbon cutting event. Our Chamber Ambassadors, the Energizers, attend ribbon cutting events to network and learn about your business. You get to use the big scissors and cut the red ribbon on your Chamber membership!