2021 Summer Idaho Eastern Oregon Seed Association-Gold Sponsors


The 2021 Summer Idaho Eastern Oregon Seed Association (IEOSA) Convention is right around the corner! Are you ready?

As a Gold Sponsor, we’ll have a booth available for discussing processing equipment solutions, and trends we are seeing in the industry. Jack Forest and Travis Parish (also Past President of IEOSA) will be ready to see you!

June 14-16, 2021 – Shore Lodge, McCall Idaho

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Employee Spotlight: Washington/Northern Idaho Sales Representative & Seed Cleaning Consultant

It is with great pleasure we introduce Jack Forest, our Washington/Northern Idaho Sales Representative & Seed Cleaning Consultant. Jack’s experience includes over 18 years with Syngenta and Nunhems USA specializing in seed cleaning, plant maintenance, agricultural packaging & warehousing. Along with Jacks experience, he has a passion for providing customers with efficient and honest service.

Jack’s vast industry knowledge, hands-on experience and familiarity with application problem solving will be a valuable resource in finding the right equipment solutions for our customer’s processing needs. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Jack with us as we continue to deliver our custom solutions to the agricultural and industrial processing communities.

Jack Forest
Washington/Northern Idaho Sales Representative
& Seed Cleaning Consultant
(208) 889-8514

Employee Spotlight: Washington/Northern Idaho Sales Representative & Seed Cleaning Consultant2018-09-27T09:38:31-07:00

Automation paves the way for West Coast Companies in Salem (Capital Press)

Incorporating automation in a processing plant can increase output and amplify revenue, however, the benefits of automation go beyond the bottom line. With labor shortages, rising minimum wages, and tightening labor laws, processors can redefine the jobs of valued, long-term, and knowledgeable employees by offering positions in less physically demanding areas of the processing plant. Automation also alleviates the strain of trying to find and retain qualified, part-time, or seasonal labor.

We help our customers identify the correct and most efficient automation equipment for their processing line. With the assistance of our agricultural and industrial construction company, American Ag Systems, we can design and install automated lines into new or existing plants. We offer additional support through preventative maintenance options to extend the life of the equipment after the project is completed.

Due to our industry experience, the Capital Press newspaper reached out to us to discuss how automation is transforming the landscape of the processing industry.

Check out the article: Capital Press Automation

Robotic Palletizing, processing plant packaging

Robotic Palletizer

Stacked products, Robotic Palletizer, processing plant packaging, West Coast Companies, American Ag Systems

Automation paves the way for West Coast Companies in Salem (Capital Press)2018-01-17T10:10:45-08:00

2018 M.A.G.I.E. Show (Montana Agricultural and Industrial Exhibit)

January 18-20, 2018
Thursday  & Friday: 9am-5pm   
Saturday: 9am-4pm 

Four Season’s Arena & Expo Hall, State Fairgrounds, 
Great Falls, Montana

Mark your calendars to come see us. We are here to discuss Processing, Handling, Packaging and Storage Equipment Solutions for your product as well as Design, Installation, Service & Preventative Maintenance by American Ag Systems! You can find us at booth #I30.

2018 M.A.G.I.E. Show (Montana Agricultural and Industrial Exhibit)2018-01-15T14:02:19-08:00

2018 Eastern Idaho Ag Expo

Make sure to stop by our booth and visit with us while you’re at the 2018 Eastern Idaho Ag Expo!

January 16, 17, 18, 2018
University of Idaho
Holt Arena
Pocatello, Idaho

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2017 US Pea & Lentil Trade Association Annual Meeting

Andrew Bishop and Dwayne Hayden will be at the USPLTA Annual Meeting next Wednesday-Friday. They can find the solutions to your processing, handling, packaging and storage needs, so make sure to visit with them!

September 27-29, 2017

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210


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Josh Wells, Beyond West Coast Companies

Here at West Coast Companies we have an amazing team of sales representatives that have a vast knowledge of the agricultural processing industry. Nevertheless, our reps also have remarkable interests and talents that go far beyond their agricultural experience.

Josh Wells, our Oregon sales representative’s passion for finding the right piece of processing, handling, packaging, and storage equipment for his customers is recognized across the board with those he works with. His passion for helping people goes far beyond his everyday happenings at West Coast Companies. So far in fact that it has him traveling to the other side of the world.

Recently Josh and his wife, Rebecca, along with additional members of their Salem Alliance Church, traveled to Berlin and Jordan to work with Syrian refugees, and to host a retreat for international workers. While in Berlin, they assisted refugees with the English language via structured classes as well as fun interactions such as “family game night” and women’s teas. In addition, they worked with refugees in acclimating to their new life within a Western society.

While in Jordan, they brought supplies to the long-term international workers from the Alliance Church. Josh assisted his wife (who is a grade school coordinator at Salem Alliance Church) in leading a program for the children of the international
workers. This allowed the workers time to fellowship, perform team building exercises, and to have downtime without children. Through their service, the international works have been able to focus their efforts on assisting local families find loved ones lost to human trafficking as well as helping families exiting the country for a better future.

Some interesting finds Josh came across during his travel in Jordan included vast acres of greenhouses which support a wide variety of the countries agricultural products. In addition, he even found an agricultural packaging and bagging operation.

Josh’s trip to Berlin & Jordan was without a doubt memorable and impactful. Assisting those in need is certainly an area he excels in life, both personally and professionally. We truly appreciate having him on our team and are excited to see where his travels take him next.

                  Bagging Equipment

        Acres of Greenhouses


   Having fun with the children

Josh Wells, Beyond West Coast Companies2017-04-25T11:32:22-07:00
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