Spike Enterprise, Inc., was established in April of 1987 by Dan and Debbie Spicer. Spike was originally a solids control rental company. The term "solids control" describes a service provided in the oil well drilling industry. Spike would design, operate, lease and service many different types of solids control equipment, specifically decanting bowl centrifuges. This equipment is used to clean sand, silts, clays, shale, and other contaminates from the drilling fluid (drilling mud) while the drilling operation is in progress. This type of work has given Spike the opportunity to look at many different types of equipment, chemical processes, environmental working conditions, and 24 hours continuous operation.