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.

VPWE recently celebrated their 30th anniversary and prides themselves on selling only state- of-the-art product lines. Their service department employs factory trained technicians to meet all service and maintenance needs. VPWE’s parts department hosts a massive inventory from which they only sell original manufacturer equipment parts to ensure top-notch customer satisfaction. VPWE extensive rental line includes: Elgin Sweepers (15 units), Vactor (5 units), Envirosight CCTV inspection (2 units), Bean trailer jet,  and a Xtreme leaf vac. VPWE has already purchased three TL-3 Lightning Loaders® for use as demo units. For more information about VPWE or their rental line, visit

ABOUT PETERSEN – Petersen Industries, Inc. manufactures equipment for the trash, agricultural, arboricultural, and aggregate markets.  Petersen’s Lightning Loader® grapple truck is used by over 1,000 cities and counties nationwide, and by most major waste companies.

In the mid 1970’s Petersen designed a knuckleboom that could be used for loading bulky trash. The result was a trash loader concept that has been improved and refined over the years. With the exception of just a few purchased items, Petersen manufactures all other major components, including most hydraulic cylinders. With complete CNC machining capabilities and fabrication facilities, Petersen is able to control every aspect of schedule and quality control.  For more information on Petersen’s diverse product line, including our rental units, visit


Sarah Bryant, Marketing Director

Petersen Industries, Inc.

863-676-1493 x 227