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.

Company Vice President, Sam Petersen, presented Larry Davis, the owner of Heil of Texas, with a personalized trophy at the recent Waste Expo held in Atlanta, Georgia. Heil of Texas is the only Petersen dealer who has been awarded this distinction more than 10 times in the history of our dealer recognition program. An honorary reception was hosted in appreciation for all Petersen customers and dealers, who were personally praised for their continued purchases and performance in selling and promoting all Lightning Loader® products. “We are extremely proud of Heil of Texas for this achievement and for all of our dealers, who continue daily to make Petersen Industries the # 1 manufacturer of grapple trucks for the waste industry” – 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