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Sep 25, 2014

Lake Wales, Florida, September 19, 2014 - Petersen Industries, Inc. was honored as the recipient of The 2014 Carl F. Durso Excellence in Business Award presented by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Council. The award is named after a former Executive Director of the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and is dedicated in his memory to continue the goals he set forth for the City of Lake Wales.  Carl F. Durso was a pillar of the Lake Wales community who was dedicated to enhancing the growth and economic development by providing outstanding leadership qualities.  

 
Jun 27, 2014

Lake Wales, Florida, May 28, 2014- Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, recently honored Heil of Texas as their 2013 Dealer of the Year.  Petersen gives this prestigious award to the dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader® units for the prior year throughout their nationwide network.

Jun 4, 2014


Come join us at the Fleet Management Expo June 23-25th,
in the Racing Capital of the World - Indianapolis, Indiana.  This expo provides attendees with a great opportunity to network with fleet owners and managers of public and private sectors from around the country.   If you haven’t seen one of our Rear Steers in action, this is the perfect event to attend.  Come drive our RS-3 Lightning Rear Steer® in the exciting Ride & Drive event.  This is one event that you certainly do not want to miss! Click on the Expo logo to the right for more information. We have FREE Expo Passes to give away on a first-come, first serve basis. Click below for more information.

Jan 20, 2014

Waste Expo 2014 is just around the corner and you do not want to miss this exciting event.  Come see the latest and greatest innovations exhibited by us and other leaders within the waste industry at Waste Expo.  This year it will be held in downtown Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center April 28-30th.  Beautiful skylines, great food, and exciting entertainment are all awaiting you with southern-hospitality in Atlanta, Georgia.  Come join us, we will be exhibiting in booth 1353. We have FREE Expo Passes to give away on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Click below for more information.

Oct 3, 2013

Lake Wales, Florida, August 20, 2013- Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, was awarded an NJPA (National Joint Powers Association) national contract # 070313-PII for procurement of “Grounds Maintenance with Related Equipment, Accessories and Supplies”.  This is Petersen Industries second awarded contract with NJPA.  The NJPA serves over 46,000 government and non-profit organizations as a contracting agency that satisfies competitive bid requirements while reducing the cost of the purchased equipment.  As a NJPA awarded contract vendor, Petersen Industries is part of a select group of world-class vendors.

Aug 6, 2013

Lake Wales, Florida, July 31, 2013 - Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, had an official signing ceremony today to join the Hardox® In My Body Program.  The program – which allows members to use the Hardox In My Body logo on their products – is strictly limited to companies with a proven track record of excellence in the use of Hardox to provide superior performance and product life at lower weight.

Jun 19, 2013

Lake Wales, Florida, June 18, 2013- Petersen Industries, Inc., the nation’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer for the waste and recycling industry, recently recognized Heil of Texas as the recipient of the 2012 Dealer of the Year award. This accolade is awarded annually to the dealer within Petersen’s nationwide network that sells the highest number of Lightning Loader® units for the prior year.

May 4, 2012

Congratulations to Best Equipment for ending 2011 with the top sales record, earning them the title of Petersen's Dealer of the Year for 2011! 

Feb 29, 2012

Owners Nancy Rathbun, representing the Petersen family interest and Lee Rathbun, a co-owner, announce that effective Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Petersen Industries, Inc. was acquired via a full stock purchase by Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen.

Dec 21, 2011

 Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, announces the issuance of U.S. Patent #8,079,799 B2 for the apparatus and method for lifting containers, an attachment known to Petersen as the “Crab”.

Nov 15, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, announces the addition of GranTurk Equipment Company, Inc. to their nationwide dealer network.

Aug 30, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, introduces a newly designed “Crab” attachment which enhances the capabilities and features of Petersen’s prior design.

Aug 3, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, announces the addition of Northern Truck Equipment Corporation to their nationwide dealer network. 

Jul 19, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, announces the addition of Mid-Iowa Solid Waste Equipment Company to their nationwide dealer network. 

Jul 14, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Ameri-Tech Equipment Company to their expanding dealer network. 

Jun 21, 2011

 The City of Guntersville, Alabama is currently using a TL-3 Lightning Loader® to clear storm debris from tornadoes that devastated multiple southeastern cities on April 27th.  

Apr 29, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, selected John Czerepka, E.I. to the position of Mechanical Engineer. The addition of this position enables Petersen to further develop and improve Lightning Loader® systems.

Feb 14, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, continues its growth strategy in North America by reorganizing its sales team to provide the required capacities to achieve strategic objectives. 

Feb 9, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc. was recently awarded contract #081209-FCC by the NJPA® (National Joint Powers Alliance). Utilized by over 30,000 municipalities and non-profit organizations, the NJPA® serves as an avenue of procurement that allows municipalities to purchase goods while simultaneously satisfying competitive bid requirements.

NJPA Award Announcement!

Jan 26, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, announces the January 11, 2011 issuance of U.S. Patent #7,866,934 for the apparatus and method for removably attaching a loading device to a vehicle. 

Jan 11, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, launched a new website to enhance functionality to users.

Jan 6, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Fredrickson Supply to their nationwide dealer network. As a new Petersen dealer covering the entire state of Michigan, Fredrickson Supply now includes Lightning Loader® systems in their lineup of sewer, refuse, street sweeping and tractor equipment.

Oct 15, 2010

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Municipal Equipment Sales, Inc. to their expanding dealer network.

Sep 24, 2010

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of QuadStick® complete mechanical controls, filed a patent infringement suit against Hol-Mac Corporation on September 10, 2010.

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