Wolf Peak International, Inc. (WPI) was founded in Layton, Utah by a young entrepreneur, Kurt Daems, in 1998. For the first three years, the business operated from a rented basement room while inventory was kept in a storage unit. In 2001, the company’s successes allowed for relocation to a small 1,900-square-foot office where the first employee was hired.
The company experienced phenomenal growth and built its basic foundations in offering a premium experience to its business partners. Marketing the brand Edge Eyewear, WPI became the first company ever to offer designer safety-rated glasses. They began to innovate several new technologies – including being the first company to make polarized safety eyewear – and promote to new markets that had not been attempted by any other safety eyewear brand.