Founder Troy Meier developed the company based on his knowledge and expertise of PDC Drill Bits and Reaming Tools. He created an innovative grinding technique, and a brazing process unique to the industry. In 2010 the company partnered with Hard Rock Solutions to develop and patent a new design and technology Drill-n-Ream® tool which dramatically improves the time it takes to drill horizontally. In 2014, SDPI purchased Hard Rock Solutions and became a publicly traded company. Today, the Drill-n-Ream® tool is continuing to revolutionize markets around the globe.