Bob Barbour instilled the core vales of Northwest Pipe Fittings early on by providing customers with excellent service, a wide variety of products, and a knowledgeable staff. Northwest Pipe Fittings’ product offering includes pipes, valves, fittings, plumbing fixtures, well pumps and supplies, hydronic heating equipment, and more recently, turf irrigation products.
Additionally, Barbour believed that the company should be involved in the communities they served. Northwest Pipe employs 44 people and has been a supporter of the local community in various ways over the. years, with involvement in various things at Ellsworth AFB, Mt. Rushmore, Economic Development, Western Dakota Tech, and the Chamber of Commerce. Other local involvements include supporting the United Way, Storybook Island, Children’s Home Society, and various other non-profit organizations in the area.
Brian Lore, Northwest Pipe’s Purchasing Manager, also serves as Fire Chief for Minatare/Melbeta Fire & Rescue. Lore was introduced to the Boss 1JM750 last year as an amazing new glove for heavy construction and pipe fitting. Recently, Lore noticed that his fire & rescue team needed better hand protection against sharp metal and glass. Due to the 1JM750’s abrasion and cut resistant palm, he thought his team could benefit from its use during auto extraction emergencies. On top of these features, the 1JM750 also offers impact protection, and its high-vis yellow color makes it a great choice for emergency situations. The Minatare/Melbeta Fire and Rescue Team are now using them regularly. Lore says “They perform very well in all conditions – wet and dry. We are very happy and impressed with their performance.”
You can find the 1JM750 here.