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Petersen Industries announces Saunders Equipment Ltd. as a new Dealer in Canada

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Lake Wales, Florida, July 20, 2015– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Saunders Equipment Ltd. to their expanding dealer network.  Effective immediately, Saunders Equipment offers Petersen knuckleboom loaders, adding to the product line they have offered to Canadian municipalities since 1974. Saunders Equipment serves the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island with sales and service representatives throughout.

“Petersen Industries has found strength in its dealer network over the years, and the addition of Saunders will be making a great dealer network truly extraordinary”, said Sam Petersen, VP of Petersen Industries. (more…)

Countdown to WasteCon 2015 – Join us there!

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

WasteCon 2015 is rapidly approaching and will be held 45 minutes up the road from our facilities in sunny Florida. Come see the Petersen Industries crew along with one of our legendary units.  This year it will be held at the beautiful and relaxing Gaylord Palms and Resort in Kissimmee, Florida August 24-27th.  The area is packed with endless theme parks & attractions, restaurants, and is not too far from beautiful beaches; all for your enjoyment.  Come join us, we will be exhibiting in Booth 1329. (more…)

Waste Expo 2015 is just around the corner! Join us there!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Viva Las Vegas!  Waste Expo 2015 will be in the fabulous and exciting city of Las Vegas!  Come see the Petersen Industries crew and our legendary units along with exhibits from others in the waste industry.  This year it will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 1st-4th.  Breathtaking shows, world class restaurants, and gambling for the risk takers are all awaiting you in this action packed city.  Come join us, we will be exhibiting in Booth 2523. We have FREE Expo Passes to give away on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Expo pass will give you FREE admission to the exhibit hall where you will find us in booth 2523 with two of our industry leading units.  We will have a third unit in the Hino booth # 915. The pass will also give you a 25% discount on the Premium Expo Package which includes the following:

  • 4 days of Waste Expo education sessions
  • 3 days of exhibit hall
  • 1 ticket to the Welcome Reception held Monday night at the Chateau Nightclub & Garden
  • Unlimited access to Waste360 on-Demand Video Library

This is the premiere event of the year to attend for the Waste Industry. If you would like to obtain any Expo Passes please contact our Marketing Director, Sarah Bryant, at 800-930-5623 ext. 227 or sbryant@petersenind.com.  See you in Vegas!

Petersen Industries, Inc. announces TransPro Equipment Sales, LLC as the exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Lake Wales, Florida, March 13, 2015 – Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce that TransPro Equipment Sales is now the sole and exclusive dealer for the entire state of Georgia.  In late 2013, TransPro Equipment Sales, LLC became an official dealer for Petersen Industries in Georgia with the exception of the northern portion of the state.

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PETERSEN INDUSTRIES, INC. AWARDED THE CARL F. DURSO EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARD

Thursday, September 25th, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc. awards Heil of Texas as Dealer of the Year for 2013

Friday, June 27th, 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.

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Fleet Management Expo 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Come join us at the Fleet Management Expo 2014 in 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.

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Waste Expo 2014

Monday, January 20th, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc. awarded 2nd NJPA Contract

Thursday, October 3rd, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc., joins Hardox In My Body Program

Tuesday, August 6th, 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.

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Heil of Texas Named 2012 Dealer of the Year

Wednesday, June 19th, 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.

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In the Press

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Roanoke Solid Waste Crews Continue to Clear Debris – July 2012

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!

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Dealer of the Year 2011

Friday, May 4th, 2012

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

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Petersen Industries, Inc. Acquired by Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen

Wednesday, February 29th, 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.

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Petersen Signs GranTurk Equipment as New Dealer

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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

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Petersen Industries, Inc. Awarded Patent on Innovative Crab Attachment

Friday, November 11th, 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”.

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Petersen Introduces New & Improved Crab Attachment

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, introduces the new & improved “Crab” Attachment. It enhances the capabilities and features of Petersen’s prior design.

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Petersen signs Northern Truck Equipment Corp. as New Dealer

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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

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Mid-Iowa Solid Waste Equipment Company Joins Petersen’s Dealer Network

Tuesday, July 19th, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc. Signs Ameri-Tech as New Dealer

Thursday, July 14th, 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.

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Petersen Receives Recognition for Involvement in Tornado Relief Efforts

Tuesday, June 21st, 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.

 

Petersen Industries, Inc. Hires New Mechanical Engineer

Friday, April 29th, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc. Announces Addition of National Accounts Sales Manager

Monday, February 14th, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc. joins National Joint Powers Alliance

Wednesday, February 9th, 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.

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Petersen Industries, Inc. Awarded Patent on PL-3 Loading System

Wednesday, January 26th, 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.

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