STI Group’s Interactive Historical Timeline

July 29, 2013


It all began in 1978 when Richard Purkey opened a small 8000 square foot sheet metal shop and named it Southeast Texas Metal Works. Throughout the years the company evolved into what is known today as STI Group. Their expansive growth can be measured in many terms…from 3 employees to over 2,200, from 8,000 square feet of shop space to over 300,000 square feet and much more.

Some of the notable milestones include:

  • Opened in 1978 as Southeast Texas Metal Works
  • Began Fabricating Land Based Drilling Rigs in 1997
  • Started a Field Services Unit in 2001 to Handle Plant Maintenance and Turnarounds
  • Entered the Midstream Market of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Manufactured 300th Complete Land Based Drilling Rig

You can view these benchmarks and more from STI Group’s storied 35 year history with our interactive historical timeline:

The STI Group Historical Timeline