Industry Involvement

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Kelly Foster

Detailing & PM Department, Manager 

Kelly Foster has been detailing Reinforcing Steel, Post-Tensioning for both unbonded and multi-strand bonded systems and is the past-owner of a Structural Drafting company since 1987.  His career as an Engineering Drafting Technologist in Canada earned him C.E.T. credentials from A.S.E.T. as an alumni and graduate of SAIT in Calgary, Alberta, and has afforded him experience and involvement in many markets across Canada and the US, notably his position as rebar yard manager for the Strait Crossing Fixed Link in Prince Edward Island, now known as the “Confederation Bridge”. Kelly has worked extensively with all aspects and divisions of reinforcing steel and post-tensioning, including, estimating/pricing, detailing and project management, fabrication, and installation. 

Kelly is heavily involved with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) and many of its committees such as the Detailing committee, the Anchorages and Lap Splices committee and the Manual of Standard Practice committee. He is head of the CRSI Building Information & Modeling (BIM) task group, is active in the Detailer Certification Task group and the Detailing Standards Task group. He is also a current member of the Independent Steel Alliance (ISA) and the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) where he holds a Level 1 Certification from the PTI.  

Education and training of new rebar detailers are important goals to Kelly, and since 2019 he has started working with various local Utah Technical Colleges and Universities such as Weber State University and its Strategic Workforce Initiative, Bridgerland Technical College, and notably Davis Technical college where they have included rebar detailing and modeling into their curriculum for the 2021/2022 Architectural and Engineering Design program. He also sits on the Occupational Advisory Boards for both Davis Tech and WSU. 

Micah Bodily

Micah Bodily has been active in the rebar industry for 20 years and has thrived on the experience. His career began in the shop. 

Today Micah runs Western States Rebar and serves on multiple CRSI committees.  

In his downtime, Micah enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, backpacking, and skiing. 

John W Jenkins

Production Manager

John W. Jenkins has been a part of the steel industry for more than thirty years. He has worked many aspects of the rebar industry including building water tanks, bridges, sewage treatment plants, and steel mills, being a project manager on the Salt Lake City I-15 reconstruction, quality control at Nucor Steel, operations manager for a rebar epoxy coating and fabrication plant, as well as overseeing many high profile projects. His work ethic, drive and many years of experience have contributed immensely to the success of Western States Rebar.

Through his commitment to excellence and a dedication to safety, John, alongside WSR, has continued to exceed industry standards by forming strong professional partnerships based on integrity and reliability. These characteristics, along with a deep rooted tie to the rebar industry enabled John and WSR to become one of the most recognized and respected names in rebar.

John and his wife, Mary-elise, have two sons and reside in nearby Brigham City, Utah. As a family they enjoy traveling, camping, renovating their family home, and watching their sons compete in baseball and basketball.

Brian O’Donnell

Brian O’Donnell is the Operations Manager at Rocky Mountain Rebar. In 1990, after completing military service, he began his Ironworking career in the steel industry. 

This career has taken him on quite a journey supervising safe & successful projects in Vancouver, Seattle, Phoenix, Idaho, and now to Utah. In each location, he has been instrumental in completing such projects as the Intel Fab 42 Center and the NHL Phoenix Coyote Hockey Arena.  He has gained valuable experience in contributing to all kinds of projects from bridges to water treatment plants to high rises. Regardless of the project, Brian takes great pride in the reinforcing industry & all the dedicated people who make it happen on a daily basis. 

Key to his success and work philosophy are the concepts of good communication and safety first. 

Brian is a Canadian Red Seal Ironworker, PTI certified level 2 and post tension repair, and serves on multiple boards for CRSI. 

In his spare time, Brian finds his way into the mountains, either skiing, hiking or mountain biking in Utah’s higher elevations.