Little Beaver has added a fourth generation to the family business with the addition of Joseph Haynes. The product engineer will serve at the company’s manufacturing facility in Livingston, Texas.

“When my grandfather, Newman Haynes, started in the auger industry years ago, he wanted a family-run business that left customers feeling like they were dealing with family,” says Joe Haynes, Little Beaver president. “Joseph grew up around this business and understands our vision for building safe and dependable products, while going the extra mile to serve our customers. He brings a unique experience with 3-D modeling and CAD software, which will enhance our product development process.”

Joseph Haynes most recently spent 11 years as a product engineer at pipe fitting manufacturer WFI International. In that role, he designed and developed fittings for a variety of industries, including oil and gas, nuclear and fossil fuel power plants. In a release, the company says he brings a wealth of manufacturing experience to the role, as well as a strong understanding of mechanical engineering and product development.

“I’m looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective and different technological expertise to Little Beaver,” Joseph Haynes says. “I’m excited to leverage my experience and insight to continue my family’s tradition of providing customer-driven design.”

Haynes holds a bachelor degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.

Little Beaver has been manufacturing drilling equipment for three generations. It offers a full line of equipment, along with a complete line of accessories like augers, extensions, points and blades. Little Beaver serves the needs of end-users, from professional contractors to rental centers. For more information, visit