STAR WARS - Rise of Rebellion
Earthwerks - Corporation
Earthwerks Incorporated was originally founded to develop a prototype mining robot. The robot was insanely successful, and over the next centuries the company expanded into manufacturing all sorts of robots and related technologies, including BattleMechs. Over time it expanded into all the realms of the Inner Sphere. During the Succession Wars, the five Successor States took control of the local branches of Earthwerks, essentially converting one large company into five smaller ones.