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Border Steel and Recycling, Inc. is a family business that's been rooted in the steel industry for four generations.
Farmers, businessmen and railroad managers throughout eastern Montana needed an efficient and profitable way to recycle their scrap metals so Rex found a way to serve them. He traveled throughout the region in his truck buying their scrap metals and reselling them to a large recycling corporation. Rex was well known in the area for his integrity and was a stickler for treating his customers right; a reputation that still holds true today.
Rex developed lasting friendships everywhere he went. Even the folks he sold his salvage to took a liking to him. In 1950, Pacific Hide and Fur, a large salvage corporation recruited Rex to work at their facility in Sidney, Montana. Rex, his wife Apolonia, and each of their children all had a place in the corporation too, including their son Bill and their grandson, Bret.
By the 1980’s three generations of the Smelser family were serving the good people of eastern Montana. Rex, Bill and Bret were all employees of the same corporation and with each generation this family's reputation grew stronger.
Bill, Bret and Brady Smelser
~2007 Family Fishing Trip ~
Bill and Bret Smelser
~Bill and Sharon Smelser Family~
Rex Smelser ~1982
Rex with Grandson Bret
Rex Smelser (far right)
Bill Smelser ~ 1988
Bret with sons
Bill and Bret ~ 2012
Bill and Sharon with daughter
Kent Syme, Brady Smelser, Ernie Gawryluk, Bret Smelser, Tim Mulholland
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