Meet Jason Ragsdale
We hired Jason straight out of trade school in 2013 to help Jim build our most advanced machine to date. He quickly excelled and was able to keep up with Jim!
Jason is a priceless member of our team. His continuous positive and comedic attitude make this place truly a joy to be. He is a creative, hard-working and skilled individual. So skilled that I decided to bring him on as one of my tuning apprentices and he’s doing wonderfully!
I don’t have a little brother, but I claim him as one. Pantheon Steel would not be the same without him.
“I was born and raised in Park Hills, Missouri. Life seemed to go fast once I started to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Lexx and I have been together since 2009 and we have three daughters, Masyn, Madilyn, and Esley. We live a pretty typical life.
Growing up I wasn’t too interested in school so I just did what I could to pass my classes and pass the time. It wasn’t until my junior year that I became somewhat interested in schooling when I took the opportunity to enroll in our local technical school and enter in its Machine Tool class. I did this for two years and when I graduated high school, I also graduated technical school with my certification.
Right before graduation in 2013, a guy came into my tech school and asked our teacher for two good machining students to interview for a possible job opportunity after graduation. That guy was Jim Dusin. On the day of the interview I got a tour of Pantheon Steel and became fascinated with this spaceship-looking instrument. A few days later, I got a call with the job offer and I accepted. In May of 2013, I started at Pantheon Steel as a machinist. I was able to be part of building some of our biggest machines involved in production.
In 2015, in addition to my other duties, Kyle offered me an opportunity to become one of his tuning apprentices. Ever since then, I have been contributing to our company in whatever way possible, whether it be machining, tuning, modifying hammer and hammer heads, etc!”