Petersen Industries, Inc. awards Heil of Texas as Dealer of the Year for 2015

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Lake Wales, Florida, June 7, 2016– Heil of Texas was recognized as Dealer of the Year for 2015 by Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry’s leading knuckleboom manufacturer.  The dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader® units for the prior year throughout the Petersen nationwide network is bestowed with this honor.

Company owners, Sam Petersen and Casey Hardee, presented John Davis, Vice-President of Heil of Texas, with a personalized trophy and a Petersen Industries’ logo sign at the recent Waste Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Heil of Texas has received this high distinction more times than any other dealer in Petersen’s dealer network. Petersen held an appreciation reception for all dealers and customers for their selling efforts and continued loyalty for all Lightning Loader® products.

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