Penn Big Bed Slate Company had been a family owned enterprise since its founding in 1934 by Jacob Papay and his four sons John, Tom, Mike, Steve and his son-in-law Steve Babyak.

Today Pete Papay Sr. and his son Pete Papay Jr. are the 3rd and 4th generation quarriers. In 2005 Penn Big Bed merged with The Dally Slate Company of Pen Argyl. The management team today is Peter J. Papay Sr., Peter J. Papay Jr., Erik Eitner and John Dally Jr.

Today PBBS is truly the source of high quality Pennsylvania slate, with manufacturing facilities capable of producing virtually any type of architectural slate product, or products which make use of slate.

Read the Old Slater’s Story by Peter Papay here.

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