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Jan 15 2018

PSF Hires 350th Employee





Lynnel Hampton-Bott, Communications Manager
Direct 206.826.3571


PSF Mechanical, Inc. Hires 350th Employee
Largest workforce since the 1940’s


 SEATTLE, Wash. (1/15/18) In a tight job market when so many firms are struggling to find qualified talent, PSF Mechanical, Inc. has been on a hiring streak.  On January 9, the company welcomed its 350th employee in a push to gear up for a busy spring.  PSF has not had such a large increase in personnel since World War II when it was involved in fabricating fuselage sections as part of the war effort.

“PSF has a number of projects in the pipeline in addition to our current projects, so we are ramping up our hiring efforts to meet demand, “ stated LeAnn Affholter, PSF’s VP of Human Resources. “We’re still recruiting heavily for some crucial engineering, account executive and field positions.”

Along with the milestone of its 350th hire, PSF celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.  As one of Seattle’s oldest companies, PSF has helped erect some of the city’s most iconic buildings.  Founded in 1898 by DW Bowen, PSF (then Puget Sound Roofing and Refining Company) once made portable tin stoves and pans for gold rush prospectors heading to Alaska.

In the next century, the company would undergo many iterations and name changes as it evolved from a gilded age tin, copper and sheet metal manufacturer into one of the region’s top mechanical providers.  Today the company specializes in the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC, plumbing and piping systems for laboratory, biotech, healthcare, hi-tech, industrial, educational (public and private), office and retail facilities. It also optimizes existing facilities through energy audits, retro-commissioning and building certification. Notable PSF projects have included the Husky Stadium renovation, the Danforth at 1001 Broadway, the headquarters of Juno Therapeutics, the Bullitt Center, and most recently the Lake Union life science building, among others.

PSF attributes its longevity to having a company culture that values nimble, entrepreneurial thinking a safety-first mindset and placing personal relationships ahead of short-term gain.  This philosophy of doing business has enabled the company to continuously provide their clients with the best service and support possible.


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