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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, launched a new website to enhance functionality to users.
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.
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.
Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of QuadStick® complete mechanical controls, filed a patent infringement suit against Hol-Mac Corporation on September 10, 2010.
In the Press
Roanoke Solid Waste Crews Continue to Clear Debris - July 2012http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/jul/05/roanoke-solid-waste-crews-continue-clear-debris-ar-2036711/
After recent heavy storms, the City of Roanoke, VA uses Petersen equipment to clear debris and get routine waste collection back on schedule. Check out the video to see Roanoke's Lightning Loader® in action!
Video: What NJPA Can Do For Youhttp://www.njpacoop.org/what-njpa-can-do-for-you
Lake Wales-Based Manufacturer Petersen Industries Gets New Ownershttp://www.theledger.com/article/20120229/NEWS/120229191?p=1&tc=pgPublished: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:08 p.m.Last Modified: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:08 p.m.
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HAINES CITY | Ownership of Petersen Industries Inc., a 56-year-old Lake Wales truck manufacturer, has been passed to a new generation, including the founder's son, Sam Petersen.
Petersen and Casey Hardee, formerly the private company's national accounts manager since February 2011, purchased Petersen Industries for an undisclosed price in a stock deal effective Tuesday, according to a press statement released Wednesday.
Both are equal partners, and Hardee will serve as president while Sam Petersen, 28, son of late founder John Petersen, took the post of vice president of sales and marketing.
"When it's a family business, it's hard to give up," said Nancy Rathbun, John Petersen's widow and the former president, who ran the company with her husband, Lee Rathbun.
Both have retired, but Nancy Rathbun said she would keep her office at the company's plant at 4000 State Road 60 W. for an indefinite period of time to work as an adviser.
When the Rathbuns decided to sell their Petersen Industries stock, they rejected other options, such as selling to a competitor or a venture capitalist, she said.
"All those options would have been bad for the community and bad for the employees," Nancy Rathbun said. "We're very happy the new owners are part of the community."
MSW Management's Product Showcase Nov/Dec 2011http://www.mswmanagement.com/november-december-2011/showcase.aspx
PETERSEN INDUSTRIES INC.
Petersen Industries Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, introduces its newly designed Crab attachment, which enhances the capabilities and features of Petersen’s prior design. Exclusive to Petersen Industries, the Crab is an interchangeable device attached to the end of the grapple truck boom that enables the truck operator to pick up and transport commercial waste containers from a control platform located directly behind the chassis cab. The new design is compatible with all waste containers that meet ANSI Z245.60 specifications and has a lift capacity of 7,100 pounds. Adding versatility to the attachment, Petersen’s new design also incorporates lifting rings for connecting chains to assist when lifting rear-load containers, compactors, or other items.
Florida City Cuts $20,000 from Budgethttp://www.pwmag.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=760&articleID=1477215
The City of St. Augustine, Fla., is no stranger to the economic realities of government agencies nationwide: finding creative ways to maintain services, increase revenue, and enhance the stability of budgets.
Automated Collection Goes to Workhttp://www.mswmanagement.com/MSW/Articles/11317.aspx
Efficiency, decreased costs in Worker’s Compensation and labor, increased recycling efforts, and more aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods on trash pickup day are the primary reasons why more solid waste managers are pleased with the results they’re getting from automated collection systems.
In the year that Bay City, TX, has automated its solid waste collection, the city has saved $200,000 in labor costs.
Automating Bulk Trash Collection with Grapple Truckshttp://www.mswmanagement.com/MSW/Articles/12972.aspx
Thirty years ago, Rochester, NY, collected its bulk trash the old-fashioned way—with a six-wheeled open truck, a driver, and three laborers who picked up whatever was left at the curb by heaving it over their shoulders into the truck bed.
Pumping Up for Bulky Wastehttp://www.mswmanagement.com/MSW/Articles/8296.aspx
Not all trash is small, fitting into a can, cart, or bag. Dead shrubs or tree limbs can be heavy; furniture and appliances wear out, and are discarded. With this year’s digital TV transition, more haulers are seeing various-sized analog televisions at the curb—which, unlike some furniture and white goods, are not snapped up by scroungers before trash pickup.