Our History

Below is a timeline of important highlights in history of Tulsa Rig Iron.

  • 1970

    In the early 70's, JD Young owned and operated Triangle Supplies in Lafayette Louisiana, which supplied pumps to the offshore oil & gas market. In the early 80's, a second Triangle facility was opened in Tulsa Oklahoma.

  • 1987

    JD Young was instrumental in the early development of HDD equipment technology. When the HDD process started gaining traction, in 1987 relocated to Kiefer Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Many early emerging HDD contractors were located in Tulsa, so relocating the company headquarters was a great move.

  • 1990

    Originally consisting of several divisions, Tulsa Rig Iron provided many products and services to the HDD Market. The core divisions at that time were Hydro-Power Systems, Tulsa Trenchless, and Tulsa Triplex.

  • 1992

    Early product/services designs were packaged drilling mud recycling systems and triplex mud pumps, evolved to include the manufacture of mini thru maxi HDD drill rigs. The early 90's thru the early 2000's saw Tulsa Rig Iron as a major player in the HDD product market.

  • 2004

    In 2004, JD Young passed away unexpectedly. Sons Trevor and Troy stepped up at that time as President and Vice President, respectively.

  • 2005

    After a complete business analysis, Trevor and Troy decided to shutter the outlying divisions and focus their vision solely on designing and manufacturing world class mud cleaning systems and triplex mud pumps.

  • 2013

    In 2013, the company finished a huge expansion of its facility, which doubled its manufacturing capacity and allowed for an efficient and effective production line.

  • 2014

    In 2014, Tulsa Rig Iron brought to market a hydrostatic combo fill/pressure pump package. This system allows for much easier and efficient pressure testing of pipelines.

  • 2017

    The company celebrates its 30 year anniversary.