Celebrating 85 years of business
Starting in 1938 with E.C. Papé, The Papé Group has maintained its commitment to providing consistent, quality customer service through four generations. We’re proud of the legacy of uptime we’ve provided our customers. The same customers who have come to rely on the Papé for over 85 years of business.
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."