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Cascadia Metal Expands to Big Pasco

Post date: Apr 1, 2024

An international distributor of metal coil and sheet products has expanded its operations to the Tri-Cities, finding a home in a Big Pasco warehouse.

Cascadia Metals now has six locations in the United States, including the new steel service center in Pasco, and 10 across Canada. From stainless, galvanized steel to pre-painted steel and aluminum products, its extensive inventory provides a one-stop shop for metal needs for architectural, industrial, or residential applications. The company also offers cut-to-length sheet products and slit to exact customer widths adding a uniqueness to their in-stock inventory.

When looking to expand to the Tri-Cities, it came down to timing to secure the site at Big Pasco.

“Cascadia Metals was looking for space, and we happened to have a 43,200 square foot bay come available after a longtime tenant moved out,” said Mayra Reyna, Port of Pasco Director of Properties. “With our current high occupancy rates, the timing worked out just right to be able to offer them the kind of space that they needed.”

The Port refurbished and updated the bay before Cascadia moved in, and the company is upgrading the loading ramp into the bay.

“Everyone at the Port has been good to work with, helping us get set up in this new location,” said Kris Lukas, Cascadia Metals Director of USA Operations.

In addition to the bay, the site provides two acres of yard to store product for both Cascadia Metals and its sister company North American Pipe & Steel (NAPSTEEL), a leading distributor of carbon steel pipe. As part of Napsteel’s processing, it offers pipe cutting and wheeling to bare pipe used in many applications, including handrails, well casing and multiple fabrication applications. If it’s steel pipe, round and has a hole in the middle, they most likely carry it from 1/4” to 48” in stock and ready to ship, with bigger sizes available to order.

The company is starting with six employees and hopes to double that number within the next year, said Lukas.

Cascadia Metals is a privately-owned business which puts an emphasis on having a positive impact on the communities in which they have a site. Every branch has an employee-based committee which determines how to give back through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering, something Lukas said will be put in place here as well.

The company also has a safety-first culture and a commitment to the smallest environmental footprint possible, he said.

“We are glad to be a part of Pasco and look forward to being a part of this community and creating more jobs in the future,” he said.

For more information about Cascadia Metals, visit its website at