Pierre is a rather small city, with a population of about 14,000 people. Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and is oddly enough not the state capital with the lowest population, Montpelier, Vermont has even less people! One of the main reasons this city has lasted as the state capital is its geographic location; the center of the state. Pierre was the home of the Sioux Indians after they battled for the land from the Arikara Indians. The Sioux Indians inhabited the land when the famous Lewis and Clark explorers made their way through South Dakota. The history in this town is not just written in books, it’s something you can experience when you’re here. This was the home of fur trading posts, and now serves as a great farming town, the simplicity is beauty in Pierre.
As for weather, Pierre is known for long, dry, cold winters, and hot summers, and short spring and autumn seasons.
Andy worked at Northwest Pipe in Rapid City from April, 1985 through April, 1991, returning to Northwest Pipe in Rapid City June, 2000 until April 2016. Andy was then promoted to manager of Northwest Pipe in Pierre and has been there since. Andy is married (wife JoAnn), has two children’s (Brandi, Eric), and one grandchild (Sutton). Outside of work Andy’s interests are baseball (specifically the Cincinnati Reds), hunting, fishing, and traveling.