Papé Keeps You Moving

Count on Papé to have the equipment you want and the support you need

At Papé, our roots reach back to 1938 when our founder acquired his first capital equipment dealership in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Today, we’re the leading supplier of heavy equipment, material handling equipment, agricultural and forestry equipment, trucks, engineered warehouse products, and expertise. Whatever your equipment needs, it’s our job to keep you moving.

It’s a promise we’ve kept for four generations – and intend to keep for generations to come.

Family History

E.C. Papé arrived in Oregon in 1938 to work alongside his friend in an Allis-Chalmers dealership. Word quickly spread about E.C.’s customer service, commitment and dependability. The Papé name took root, E.C. started his own company, and the family-owned business began to grow and prosper. By the mid to late 1960s, Dean and Ed introduced the era of the rubber-tired skidder to the Northwest timber industry.  

In 1990, Randy Papé expanded the business to include Hyster dealerships in Oregon, Washington and California, forming The Papé Group of Companies - which now includes Papé Machinery, Papé Material Handling, Papé Kenworth, Ditch Witch Northwest, Bobcat West, and Engineered Products.

Now, four generations strong, the value of an honest handshake and a square deal continue to drive our success and that of our customers. It’s a promise E.C. made over 75 years ago – a commitment we intend to keep. 

Papé History

  • 1938
    E.C. Papé starts his company

    E.C. Papé starts his company, promising consistent, quality customer service.

  • 1956
    Caterpillar Dealership

    Papé becomes a Caterpillar dealership.

  • 1965
    Dean and Ed Papé introduce new era

    Dean and Ed Papé introduce the era of the rubber-tired skidder to the Northwest timber industry from 1965-69.

  • 1981
    New CEO

    Randy Papé becomes CEO.

  • 1990
    Papé Material Handling is Formed

    Papé includes Hyster and Bobcat in the company’s offerings.

  • 1991
    The Papé Group

    The Papé Group of companies is formed

  • 2000
    Ditch Witch Northwest Formed

    Ditch Witch Northwest is formed to meet the needs of the growing directional drilling and trenching market.

  • 2002
    Papé Machinery is formed

    Papé Machinery is formed, acquiring the Oregon and Western Washington dealerships for John Deere construction and forestry equipment.

  • 2007
    Papé Kenworth is Formed

    Papé acquires its first Kenworth dealership, entering into the heavy-haul trucking industry.

  • 2011
    Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf

    Papé makes the natural progression to serve farmers and ranchers with the new Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf division, offering John Deere agriculture and turf equipment sales and support.

  • 2013
    New CEO

    Jordan Papé becomes CEO.

  • 2013
    Papé Celebrates 75 Years

    Thanks to all of our team members who have made the commitment to quality, customer service over the past 75 years.

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