LiveStock Steel Story
My father, Bill Calton, taught me and my siblings to see things for the value they could have. As a good steward of the steel industry, He kept hundreds of tons of various steel around the shop because he could see worth where others couldn’t.
Founding our parent company in the 60’s, Bill started an honored tradition of supplying America with the kind of products that reflected his core values, Strength, Durability, Affordability and Accessibility for the common man. I believe my father would be proud to see the principals he inspired in his sons are now at work all over the nation.
I’m Tom Calton, and in the 1970’s, I began working the steel business with my father, Bill. Here we are, several decades later, pleased to offer you our new LiveStock Steel rolling off the mill and rolling into farms like yours all over the nation.
As you reach out for our new, easy to handle, freshly galvanized Livestock Steel panel – offer a word of thanks to God for ole’ Bill. It was his value of hard work and belief in a solid, hardworking steel that built the company that brings our LiveStock Steel product to farms, ranches and growers nationwide, today.
Our Core Values
“The moral of the story is stewardship. We had to see ourselves as shepherds who oversee our market like a flock. LiveStock Steel is not just a good idea, it is a necessity to meet the needs and demands of the American Farmer.”
“There’s one thing you need to remember about working with electricity, son…”
my dad stated in a teachable moment occurred in 1979 while my father and I were working beneath a sizable, energized electrical panel.
“Stay away from it?” I responded.
“No. We have to work with it. But, you must respect it.”
… and its a big reason why we designed and produce the new LivestockSteel panel.