PAUL — For more than three decades, Barclay Mechanical Services Inc. has called Paul its home.
Mike Barclay ran the company from the early 1980s through 1991. Current owners Rick Hall and Rusty Perley bought it in 1991.
Since the 1980s, the manufacturing company and mechanical shop has kept its roots in Mini-Cassia.
“It’s just kind of stayed here from that point,” office manager Nancy Young said.
Workers install equipment — such as for piping and built-to-specification projects — in Idaho and elsewhere across the country.
“We do a lot of work for the potato plants and sugar plants,” Young said. Plus, it offers a walk-in business.
The company does welding projects, too, such as for broken farm equipment. And it offers a crane service and is one of the area’s largest suppliers of metal.
Barclay Mechanical Services has a full machine shop and three WaterJet tables, which allow for cutting a variety of materials.
Outside of Idaho, the company has worked in places such as Louisiana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington and at a pistachio plant in California.
Hall and Perley are active community participants and donors in Mini-Cassia. But you probably won’t hear them talking about it.
“They like to keep that kind of private,” Young said. “They’re not the kind of guys who toot their own horns.”
The owners are strong advocates for 4-H, she said. They’ve also supported the YMCA’s Rupert project, senior centers in Rupert and Burley, and Boy Scouts. Plus, they’ve helped high school agriculture departments in Declo and Burley.
“We try to sell at cost for the agriculture department over there, so the kids can have a chance to do some building,” Young said about Burley High. Hall and Perley “have always got an open heart for those guys.”
In December, the company presented a check to The Senior Junction in Burley for the Meals on Wheels program, senior center director Catherine Walcroft said. “The owners matched what employees had raised.”
The company has also donated beef for meals, she said. “They’ve been very gracious.”
Walcroft called Barclay Mechanical Services a “wonderful supporter” for Meals on Wheels.
“We are not a government agency, so we rely completely, 100 percent, on donations from the community. Places like Barclay allow us to keep our doors open and seniors fed.”