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Petersen Industries, Inc. files Patent Infringement Suit

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of QuadStick® complete mechanical controls, filed a patent infringement suit against Hol-Mac Corporation on September 10, 2010.

Lake Wales, Florida, September 24, 2010 – Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of QUADSTICK® complete mechanical controls, filed a patent infringement suit against Hol-Mac Corporation on September 10, 2010. Patent Infringement Suit No. 4:10CV 152 TSL-LRA was filed in the Federal District Court in Jackson, Mississippi in response to a dual three-function mechanical joystick control on grapple loaders offered by Hol-Mac Corporation. The QUADSTICK® complete mechanical controls were invented and developed at Petersen and Petersen was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,353,652 on April 8, 2008.

QUADSTICK® controls are mechanically linked dual walk-thru joysticks for mounting on Lightning Loader® grapple trucks, designed to replace traditional valve handle controls. Since there are no electronic components, QUADSTICK® controls were developed to withstand an all-weather environment and do not require regular maintenance other than occasional spray grease.

For additional information on QUADSTICK® controls, contact the Petersen Industries, Inc. directly at 1.800.930.5623 x227

ABOUT PETERSEN – Petersen Industries, Inc. manufactures Lightning Loaders for the trash, agricultural, arboricultural, and aggregate markets. Petersen’s Lightning Loader® grapple trucks are used by over 900 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 last 30 years. With the exception of 3 or 4 engineered items, Petersen manufactures all other major components, including most hydraulic cylinders. With complete CNC machining and fabrication facilities, Petersen is able to control every aspect of schedule and quality control.

Contact:
Melissa Kincaid, Marketing Director
Petersen Industries, Inc.
863.676.1493 x 227

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