July 16, 2018


At just 17 years old, Laura Fisher began her career with Western States Equipment. Four decades and four Cat dealer acquisitions later she is on her way to sandy beaches, sunshine and ready to celebrate.

Hired in 1976, Laura started in Marketing and Promotions. Two years later, she transferred to finance and accounting. Caterpillar fully supported the accounting department early on, meaning that Laura would submit daily punch cards to them for weekly processing. It was tedious and very detail oriented. She excelled, of course.

As computers became more accessible in business and personal lives, Laura was at the forefront of digital accounting methods. She endured eight major I.T. conversions and her knowledge of WSECO’s accounting system proved invaluable during each transition.

Laura also ran the WSECO Credit Union (when it existed) from about 1983-2005, virtually all by herself. Her common sense, attention to detail and sound judgement helped WSECO achieve notoriety as one of the best credit unions in the state of Idaho.

Adding to her accolades, Laura was a key asset during the implementation of WSECO’s LIFO inventory tax accounting process.  A project crucial to the overall financial health of the company.

Dedicated to her craft with a likable personality, it’s safe to say that Laura has been instrumental in keeping WSECO financially balanced. Often described as smart, organized, friendly and devoted, Laura is sure to be missed. Here’s to a very happy retirement!

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