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WPI Celebrates 90 Years of Service, Solutions and Success

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Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI), led by four generations of the Pearce family, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014.

In 1924, Louis M. Pearce, Sr. was seven years into his business career in the oil service industry as president of Houston-based Texas Iron Works (TIW), when he created the Portable Rotary Rig Company, which built drill rigs powered by steam. In 1933, he acquired the Waukesha engine distributorship for his drill rig company…

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