The WEPCO Story

MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS EXCELLENCE SINCE 1971

WEPCO in 1971

1971-1981 Dallas, in northeastern Pennsylvania, was our first home. Founded in 1971 by Bill and Winifred Paulsen as W. E. Paulsen Co., Inc. (WEPCO), this young ‘materials handling and storage equipment specialist’ company quickly distinguished and positioned itself for future leadership in the industry.

Photos from left to right: Bill Paulsen (l) with Sam Arfanella (r), a key presence at WEPCO from the earliest days; one of the original service vehicles with crew, managers, and support staff; newspaper clipping of Bill proudly presenting a check to the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce for the parcel of land which would become the home of WEPCO, and the construction site ‘future home’ sign marking the next great phase in the growth of the company.

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