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June 4, 2016
Waste Expo 2016 is in the exciting town of Las Vegas. We will be there in booth # 2507. Be sure to come see us the Petersen Industries crew as we will be revealing our two newest units. You do not want to miss seeing our new units. We are very pleased that we are able to showcase them at Waste Expo. This year it will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 7th-9th. Join us there!
March 30, 2016
Lake Wales, Florida, March 30, 2016– Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is expanding their dealer network with the recent addition of Eagle Truck Equipment in Pennsylvania. Their territory will include all counties east and to the south of Williamsport down to Penn State, a total of 32 counties in the eastern half of the State of Pennsylvania. Read more
February 23, 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.
January 29, 2016
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.
October 15, 2015
September 22, 2015
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.
July 21, 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. Read more
June 18, 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. Read more
May 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
September 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.
June 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.
June 4, 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.
January 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.
October 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.
August 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.
June 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.
July 1, 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!
February 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.
November 11, 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”.
August 30, 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.
August 3, 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.