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February 23, 2016

Come see one of our Lightning Loaders® at the NTEA Work Truck Show March 1-4, 2016

Come to see one of our trucks in Rush Truck Centers’ booth # 241 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN next week (March 1-4, 2016). This is the first time for Petersen Industries to have Lightning Loader® at this Indianapolis truck show. We are extremely excited about this opportunity. Please be sure to come visit the Rush booth, and keep your eyes open for members of the Petersen Team.

February 17, 2016

Hard work has its rewards!

dealer of the year award

A hunting trip to celebrate River City Hydraulics‘ win as our 2014 Dealer of the Year.
Left to right: Jamie McCoy, Mike Long, Sam Petersen, Roger Williams, Pat Sullins

January 29, 2016

Petersen Industries announces Virginia Public Works Equipment (VPWE) as a new dealer

Lake Wales, Florida, January 27, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is proud to announce the addition of Virginia Public Works Equipment (VPWE) to their expanding dealer network. They are now the exclusive Petersen Industries’ dealer for all of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Petersen is excited about the prospect of growth in this territory with VPWE’s determined management and sales team.

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October 15, 2015

Giving Back

bike build donation

NW&RA – Future Industry Leaders Association’s bike build donation for the local Boys & Girls Club of America of Greater Scottsdale during the team building challenged. Pictured: Co-owner of PI – Sam Petersen

FILA Team Building Exercise - bike build donation

FILA Team Building Exercise – Pictured: Lane Batley, PI Regional Sales Manager

September 22, 2015

Petersen Industries awards River City Hydraulics as Dealer of the Year for 2014

2015 Dealer of the Year RCH

 

Lake Wales, Florida, September 14, 2015– Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer, recently honored River City Hydraulics as their 2014 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.

Company owners, Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen, presented River City Hydraulics’, owner, Harry Long, and Regional Sales Manager, Jamie McCoy, with a personalized trophy at a recent dealer event at Petersen Industries’ headquarters in Florida. “I am very proud of these guys. I have been working with them personally since I entered into the sales side of the business. I have seen firsthand how hard they work on our behalf’” – Sam Petersen, Petersen Industries, Inc.

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July 21, 2015

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

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. Read more

June 18, 2015

Countdown to WasteCon 2015 – Join us there!

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. Read more

May 6, 2015

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

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!

March 13, 2015

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

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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September 25, 2014

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

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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June 27, 2014

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

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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June 4, 2014

Fleet Management Expo 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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January 20, 2014

Waste Expo 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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October 3, 2013

Petersen Industries, Inc. awarded 2nd NJPA Contract

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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August 6, 2013

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

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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June 19, 2013

Heil of Texas Named 2012 Dealer of the Year

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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July 1, 2012

In the Press

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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May 4, 2012

Dealer of the Year 2011

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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February 29, 2012

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

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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November 15, 2011

Petersen Signs GranTurk Equipment as New Dealer

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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November 11, 2011

Petersen Industries, Inc. Awarded Patent on Innovative Crab Attachment

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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August 30, 2011

Petersen Introduces New & Improved Crab Attachment

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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August 3, 2011

Petersen signs Northern Truck Equipment Corp. as New Dealer

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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July 19, 2011

Mid-Iowa Solid Waste Equipment Company Joins Petersen’s 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.

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July 14, 2011

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

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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