What is bemidji steel company

We are a unique,  woman-owned, family-managed enterprise that has been in business since 1983.

We are laser-focused in supporting the mission of the customer.

 (pun intended) 

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where we have come

the back story

Bemidji Steel Company began in 1983 to serve a need. Local companies were unable to have access to metal supplies as service centers did not exist in the area. So that is where we got our start.
We started small with only two people on the payroll when the doors opened on a hot July day in 1983 but have grown at a steady pace since. In this time, we have helped thousands of businesses by creating value-added solutions and materials; in the process, we have not only changed companies but lives in the process.

Jane Grasdalen

Jane Grasdalen

President | Cfo | Owner
Alex Grasdalen

Alex GRasdalen

Chief Operations Officer
Dale Grasdalen

Dale Grasdalen

SVP | Director of Sales

woman owned family managed

Family is everything; BSC is truly a family endeavor.  Jane is the owner of the company, and her hands are far-reaching into the business.  Alex manages the departments ensuring we have efficient operations and happy people, and Dale manages vendor relations and sales.

we provide solutions, we don't "sell"

the details matter


We give everyone respect, from the mailman to our vendors, to our customers to each other, we ensure respect is delivered every time.

exceptional nothing else

Exceptional is the only standard we have, average does not cut it for us.  Out of respect for customers, community, and ourselves we continually improve to be the best version of ourselves every day.


Honesty is the best; you have nothing to hide.  That is how we roll; we are transparent and want to help, not deceive.

Investing in the future

Not everyone is into the traditional high school experience; some of us would instead learn how to operate a Laser, weld or how a business works; that is why we are committed to helping our next generation of leaders succeed.


proud to be a lumberjack

We have partnered with Bemidji High School Career Academies to provide work experiences for these remarkable students. We could not be more proud of who they are becoming.

why does life have to be boring?

we are having fun!

Family is important, and so are work families!  We like to say that we have a great one around here, from work to outside of work, we do like each other, we are not just co-workers or team members, and we are a tight-knit family. We don't like the word "sell" we look at helping clients as helping out family, it's that simple. So if you see us at a Hockey Game, out fishing, or just hanging out, come join us!

for the greater good

community is important

From supporting local events to robotics teams, and other activities that make Bemidji the unique place that it is, it is how we show our appreciation for this place we call home. This exceptional place should continue to grow and prosper, now and into the future.


There is something in the water

Northern Minnesota people are unique. We carry on no matter the weather. Unpretentious and caring, we help one another. We care for the people we serve; we believe we can do our part to help the community grow, from investing in our people and clients, we want to see everyone on the road to prosperity and stability.

A lot!

what we do


We are creating solutions for manufactures.

Providing value-added processing services to save companies time and money, but give the most valuable benefit, calm operations.

Here are some of the ways that we can help you.

  • Fiber Laser Cutting
  • Forming
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Sawing
  • Part Kits

Learn more about how we can engineer a solution for you.


commercial Metal

Simple, Reliable, Cost-Effective.

From sizeable complex metal sales to smaller orders to keep your operation moving, we handle it all with simple, transparent pricing and terms.

We can source anything you need; these are the typical product categories that we stock.

  • Alloy Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Deck Plate
  • Expanded Metal

retail Sales

For when you need it now.

Retail is how BSC began back almost 40 years ago, and it is still part of the business today.  From supporting small companies and the homeowner, this is a unique service that we provide.

Our full inventory is available when you need it on-demand when calling ahead, and cut items can be ready for pickup in as little as a few moments.    That is how we support you.



let's get to work, give us a shout!

Click the red box to email us, or our beautiful voices are at 218-751-2000