Raised on a farm in North Dakota, Fisher established Fisher Sand & Gravel in 1952 – and it wasn’t long before his company expanded beyond the state’s borders.

Proactively planning ahead for the challenges that come with business expansion, Fisher used his ingenuity to design and manufacture his own equipment while anticipating impending water shortages.

To curtail water issues, Fisher patented his own classification system – the Fisher air separator – to remove fine particulates from manufactured sand using air instead of water. Fisher’s air separators have served aggregate producers well in the decades that followed, allowing them to save on water and fuel costs.

By 1967, Fisher launched General Steel & Supply Co., an equipment support team to Fisher Sand & Gravel. The company still serves the aggregate industry today with two metal fabrication facilities, including a 100,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and a fully stocked parts department. Fisher Sand & Gravel, meanwhile, is a top sand and gravel producer in the United States.