Women at work: The Iron Woman

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Jessica Stones (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Jessica Stones is one of 18 women that work for Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

This is one out of five stories in the Utah Valley BusinessQ series “Women at Work.”

Jessica Stones stands out.

At Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co., she’s the HR manager of 210 employees — and one of only 18 women at the Provo company.

“It’s a male-dominated industry — no getting around that,” says Stones, who’s worked at Pacific States for 10 years. “I’m often the only woman in the group, and the men are typically 10, 20 or 30 years older than I am. This is not a stereotypical office job.”

Stereotypes be darned.

BusinessQ sat down with Stones to talk small beginnings, big advice and being outnumbered.

Jessica Stones stands out.

At Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co., she’s the HR manager of 210 employees — and one of only 18 women at the Provo company.

“It’s a male-dominated industry — no getting around that,” says Stones, who’s worked at Pacific States for 10 years. “I’m often the only woman in the group, and the men are typically 10, 20 or 30 years older than I am. This is not a stereotypical office job.”

Stereotypes be darned.

BusinessQ sat down with Stones to talk small beginnings, big advice and being outnumbered.

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