SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, US — Sioux Steel Co. announced on March 21 that it has acquired SCAFCO Grain Systems Co. based in Spokane, Washington, US. The sale was effective March 1.

Combined the companies have more than 164 years of experience providing customer service and manufacturing grain systems for customers all over the world. Both companies have a family origin and ownership.

SCAFCO has been located in Spokane for its entire 60-year existence. It has installations in more than 80 countries and offers a line of grain bins, structures, handling equipment, drying technology and accessories.

Sioux Steel will retain all of the current SCAFCO employees and keep the business in Spokane.

SCAFCO Grain Systems will bring a variety of new products to Sioux Steel’s current existing product line up. SCAFCO Grain Systems Co.’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest will not only satisfy existing farmers and business owners in the area, but also offer more shipping internationally to both companies’ expansive worldwide networks, Sioux Steel said.

Sioux Steel, started in 1918, is a fourth-generation, family-owned company that manufactures grain bins, bunker walls, buildings, livestock equipment and garden beds. Its headquarters are in Lennox, South Dakota, US, 20 miles south of Sioux Falls.

The addition of SCAFCO products, machinery, and factories will quickly increase Sioux Steel’s capacity to deliver products to customers worldwide. From farm bins and farm com installations to complete commercial systems, the combined team at Sioux Steel and SCAFCO Grain Systems Co. are ready to provide industry first service and products to help producers and processors take their business to the next level, Sioux Steel said.

“We are proud to be able to offer our customers more options and strategic avenues and we now look forward to manufacturing and distributing even more of the quality products, both companies are known for on a complete global level,” said Scott Rysdon, president and chief executive officer of Sioux Steel.

Larry Stone, president of the Stone Group of Companies, said the combination of the two companies makes him optimistic for the grain storage business.

“Sioux Steel Co. is sure to succeed while taking grain bins to new markets and storing new products with the assistance of the highly skilled team of SCAFCO Grain Systems Co.’s employees,” he said.

SCAFCO was a subsidiary of the Stone Group and was the only one included in the sale.