When L&H Industrial’s third generation owner, Jason Percifield was only 29, he had lived out of a suitcase for five years, running field service crews at mines throughout the American West. In 2013 he took a detour south to Florida to supervise a field crew charged with the responsibility to retrofit the undercarriages on the NASA crawler-transporter (CT-2) that would carry the next generation of deep space rockets to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. In 2014, he was back home in Gillette, Wyoming leading a team assigned to rebuild a taconite bucket wheel loader for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe ore dock on Lake Superior, Wisconsin.
Jason was recently profiled in Family Business Magazine’s, “25 Under 35”, which highlighted next- generation members who are making solid contributions to their family business.
“Every family that wants to sustain its enterprise must face the challenge of grooming its young people to be responsible stewards.”
Jason Percifield of L&H Industrial is a prime example of the high payoff of next-generation engagement efforts and for his involvement at L&H, he has been featured in Family Business’ “25 Under 35” article. Much has been written about integrating next-generation members into management or ownership roles and Jason is making huge contributions as the younger generation of his family business.