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75th Anniversary Event in St. Louis

On the 28th of April, Paulo St. Louis and Corporate kicked off the 75th Anniversary celebrations. Paulo team members are their families were invited to tour the St. Louis plant, enjoy Pappy’s BBQ, and celebrate 75 years of success.

Frank Rassieur, son of founder Ben Rassieur, attended the event and spoke to the crowd of 300.  Frank recalled the humble beginnings of the company and the early struggles.  Throughout it all he emphasized that none of the success would have been possible without the people of Paulo and that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.

Ben Rassieur III and Tee Rassieur raffled off various items to the crowd, while kids enjoyed face painting, caricatures and an ice cream truck. The weather was picture perfect and the event was photographed by Dan Dreyfus. Similar events will take place at the other Paulo locations throughout the year.

To learn more about Paulo’s history visit our timeline.

Founded in 1943, Paulo is one of the largest providers of heat treating, brazing, and metal finishing solutions in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Paulo operates six divisions servicing the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Southeast regions of the United States and northern Mexico.