PressCo Company History
Pacific Rim Exporting Straw Service LLC (dba PressCo LLC) was started in 2002 by Stan and Lori Boshart in Salem, Oregon as a means to enhance and control the quality of pressed straw shipped by BOSSCO Trading LLC.
Being in the baling, storing, and hauling business gave Boshart Trucking Inc., manager Cord Sandlin, and owner Stan Boshart the opportunity to observe many other press sites, equipment, and quality controls — the good along with the bad. After ten years of watching our high standards stop at the presses we delivered to, it became apparent that in order to continue these high standards all the way to the consumer, we would need to secure our own press site. During the process of setting up the new press and building, we were able to incorporate what works the best, using the greatest ideas from all the other press sites we had previously delivered to.
PressCo is one of the more recent press sites built in the Willamette Valley. Some of the ideas we incorporated in our press site are: asphalt or concrete for all surrounding area storage approaches, a concrete load out area to prevent mud and gravel exposure, the purchase of a heavy duty press designed for full container weights in high cube as well as standard containers to maximize shipping weight, onsite digital scales and onsite scale cameras, weighing the straw before and after the press. This, in addition to owning our own trucking company, gives us unprecedented control over all trucking of the containers and bulk straw.
The many important processes in the completion of each of the farmer’s fields include: raking, baling, quality control, variety, bale weights, loading, hauling, storing, inventory, grading, pressing and delivery. PressCo completes total integration from the farmer’s field in the United States to the consumer in South Korea and Japan.
In February of 2005, we had a fire in our press building that damaged the entire press building with the press itself having only minimal damage. This was a tragic loss for the company, but with the help of all our employees in the re-construction of our building, we were able to rebuild quickly and get back in production in a few short months.
Our first press was a Steffen Press. In 2008 a Double Press was installed to meet the growing needs of our customers. Having side by side presses gives us more options and flexibility to better fit our customer’s orders. PressCo’s staff has been the back bone of meeting some of the highest press standards in the industry. As our needs grow to serve our customers, we are confident we will continue to expand and advance in our development. Our vision from the beginning is still the same today. Pacific Rim Exporting Straw Services Company offers the highest quality straw available in an ever changing market.
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