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Peterson Manufacturing celebrates 70th birthday

GRANDVIEW, MO – This year marks Peterson Manufacturing Company’s 70th year in business.

The company came into inception in 1945 and since then has been keeping “solutions on the move” in the safety lighting industry.

President and CEO, Don Armacost Jr. (whose father purchased the company in 1956) says the company has been so successful over the years because of their history of square dealing with customers, suppliers and employees.

“That tradition has brought us a long ways,” he said. “We’re not about to change it.”

The company is headquartered on a 44-acre space in Grandview, Missouri where engineering, environmental testing, and tool and die production take place.

“Peterson’s history boasts an ever-growing list of innovative safety lighting solutions,” said Steve Meagher, v.p., sales. “We have the focus, engineering skills and manufacturing capabilities that keep new products moving to the marketplace and bring real solutions to our customers. Since our last catalog release in 2013, we’ve launched over 300 new products — many unique to the industry…We were the first North American lighting manufacturer to receive ISO 9001/QS-9000 certification. We were also the first lighting supplier ever to receive Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence award — an honor we’ve earned for several years running.”

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