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Sioux Steel History                                 4th Generation, Family-Owned

The Sioux Steel Heritage

At Sioux Steel Company, we’ve spent nearly a century focused on providing value to our customers. What started in 1918 as a dream to start a steel corrugating business has grown into a fourth- generation, family-owned company that manufactures products that provide solutions throughout the world. 

Because we know that value is just as important to you, we stand behind the quality and durability of all of our products.  Sioux Steel is the company known for offering a ten year warranty on our grain systems, the longest in the industry. And, an unbelievable LIFETIME warranty on our Guaranteed gates.  

At Sioux Steel Company, we pride ourselves on our superior reputation for integrity, honesty, and the highest-quality products. We look forward to another century of providing exceptional value in every product we manufacture.  Our mission is not only to satisfy our customers, but we want them to be delighted to do business with us.  Whether your order for Sioux products is large or small, frequent or occasional, we feel a definite obligation to provide you with high-quality products and outstanding service.

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Founder & First Generation Owner, Charles Rysdon
(1883-1940)
Established in 1918 and founded by Charles Rysdon, Sioux Steel Company’s facilities were first located in a small horse barn with an adjacent wagon repair area.


Second Generation Owner, Max Rysdon
(1903-1991)
Charles Rysdon’s son Max was 15 when his dad started the company. Max’s first summer job was as water-boy for the factory, seeing that the drinking water was kept full and iced.


Chairman & Third Generation Owner, Phil Rysdon
(1937- present)
"We gather the opportunities that have been given to us today through the utilization of excellent staff and employees, planning, and clear vision into the future.”


President/CEO & Fourth Generation Owner, Scott Rysdon
(1963- present)
“I came to this business at the age of 27 years, with a whole lot to prove. Now, some 20 years later, I am proud of what we have created. It is with great pride that I work here, delivering on the promises of my father and grandfather and great grandfather as the 4th generation managing our business."