Celebrating 80 years of business
For four generations, The Papé Group has upheld its initial values of consistent, quality customer service—starting all the way back in 1938 with E.C. Papé. Uptime has always been our priority, and it’s one of the reasons why our customers have stayed loyal with us for over 80 years now.
E.C. Papé Starts his Own Company
E.C. Papé Starts his company, promising consistent, quality customer service.
Papé Material Handling is Formed
Papé included Hyster® and Bobcat in the company's offerings.
Ditch Witch West is Formed
Ditch Witch West is formed to meet the needs of the goring, drilling, and trenching market.
Papé Machinery is Formed
Papé acquired the Oregon and Washington dealerships for John Deere construction and forestry equipment.
Papé Kenworth is Formed
Papé acquires its first Kenworth dealership, entering into the heavy-haul trucking industry.
Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf is Formed
Papé makes the natural progression to serve farmers and ranchers with the new Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf division.
"We're a just-in-time company, it's produce, we've got to keep it moving and that's one thing that they understand: the urgency."
"Thanks to the Papé way, we're headed for all Kenworth!"
"We get the most value out of our relationship in the expertise that they can bring to me to support the product after we've purchased it."