Waukesha-Pearce Industries LLC (WPI) has completed the phase two expansion of its Oklahoma City, USA, facility. The build-out increases the total under-roof footprint to 90,000 sq.ft. (8361 m2) and adds the first dedicated revamp facility to the company’s network. Phase one, which included office space, parts warehousing, an engine rebuild shop, and dedicated training space was completed in 2016.
Headquartered in Houston, USA, WPI maintains locations in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Alaska, USA, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Each facility offers an extensive inventory of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, dedicated field and shop technicians, and a broad range of services.
The company’s Engine Division provides products and services for natural gas compression, power generation, as well as drilling and production equipment services. Natural gas compression services include natural gas compressor package revamp/recylindering/restaging, application engineering, emissions testing, engine repowering, engine exchange, and 24/7 availability of aftermarket parts and service.
“In 2014, we were approached by an oil service group that wanted to buy our existing Oklahoma City facility,” said Louis M. Pearce III, president and CEO of WPI. “We saw an opportunity to purpose-build a new facility. We sold the property with the condition that we would lease it back from them for nine to twelve months so that we could complete construction on the new site. We purchased 22 acres (9 ha) in Oklahoma City. We decided to split the build-out into two phases, completing 80% of the branch facility and officially moving into that location in October 2016. Twelve months later, we’ve completed phase two construction, which is on the same property.”
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