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.

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 3 or 4 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