June 27, 2016
LET FREEDOM RIDE.
Bicycles represent the first taste of freedom for many children. Yet many kids don’t have access to a bike, making that freedom little more than a dream. The Boise Bicycle Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing that for children in the Treasure Valley by fixing up donated bikes and giving them to needy … Continue reading LET FREEDOM RIDE.
June 22, 2016
A PLACE OF HIGHER LEARNING.
Whoever first said “Knowledge is power,” certainly never heard the thunder of a Cat® engine, but the sentiment was pointed in the right direction. Knowledge is a powerful tool. Especially when you’re in the business of selling equipment, you can never have too much information at your disposal. With that in mind, rental, sales and product-support … Continue reading A PLACE OF HIGHER LEARNING.
June 21, 2016
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.
Tim Palma, Parts Consultant, sent this picture over to put Hayden in the early running for Best Sunset Photo of the Year. It begs the question: where does one buy the dye they put in the northern Idaho sky?
June 20, 2016
USED EQUIPMENT GAINS A NEW IDENTITY.
The Declaration of Independence states that all people “are created equal.” While this is an important truth in regards to the human race, it’s not always the case for used equipment. Because of the large differences that can exist from one machine to the next – even of the same model – Western States recently … Continue reading USED EQUIPMENT GAINS A NEW IDENTITY.
June 15, 2016
HAVE GRILL, WILL TRAVEL.
It’s perfectly normal to expect success to be a result of careful planning and execution. In reality, some of the world’s greatest discoveries have been byproducts of happenstance. For Pasco’s Shop Supervisor, Tim Fought, that’s exactly how he stumbled into catering. “We were holding an event at our local gun club and the guy we … Continue reading HAVE GRILL, WILL TRAVEL.
June 13, 2016
BUSTIN’ CLAYS FOR KIDS.
In the record-setting heat June 3rd and 4th, Western States Cat sponsored the 13th annual Idaho Ronald McDonald House (IRMH) Sporting Clays Tournament at Black Dog Clays. The soft calls of “pull!”, the scattered ‘pop’ of shotgun fire and the pungent aroma of black powder wafted through the crowd on a welcome breeze. Gentle chatter revealed … Continue reading BUSTIN’ CLAYS FOR KIDS.
June 10, 2016
THE BIG HEARTS OF SPOKANE.
There are few things more impressive in a person or in a company than a willingness to help others. That’s why the Spokane stores’ recent involvement with the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery’s diaper drive is so telling about the type of people Western States employs. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is a resource for families … Continue reading THE BIG HEARTS OF SPOKANE.
June 8, 2016
Meet the May additions to Western States. Move your mouse over the photos to see names and locations.
June 6, 2016
DEUCES WILD IN MISSOULA.
Every once in a while, something will roll into one of our shops that commands the attention of everyone there. In Missoula, that something is a fearsome-looking beast with papers from Kandahar.
June 2, 2016
AT PASCO BBQ, GRATITUDE IS WELL DONE.
When the people in Pasco want to say thank you, they don’t mumble it under their breath or hide it in fine print. No, they shout it heartily with a meal grilled to perfection by one of their own and served in a shop spotlessly cleaned by their own. They shake a person’s hand and … Continue reading AT PASCO BBQ, GRATITUDE IS WELL DONE.