Best of State 2017 Press Release


Petersen Inc. of Ogden, UT was selected as a Best of State winner in Production and Manufacturing May 17th at an awards gala in Salt Lake City. Best of State recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah for achievement in their field of endeavor, innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes, and contribution to the quality of life in Utah.

Petersen Inc. is one of the foremost manufacturing facilities in the United States, serving customers throughout the world. They take great pride in delivering high quality, on-time products to their customers and the industries they support including aerospace, hydro, industrial, mining, nuclear, and oil & gas just to name a few. Petersen Inc. manufactures everything from roller coaster towers and mining equipment to gloveboxes, dry fuel storage casks, and steam dryers for the nuclear industry.

A small business with 500 employees/owners (Petersen Inc. is 100% employee owned) and strong roots in the community, the company relies on these three key values: take care of your employees and their families, take care of the customers, and give back to the community. By doing those three things, they feel  they will be successful. They call this “The Petersen Way” of doing business. Rob Despain, V.P. Business Development of Petersen Inc. said “we’re honored for our company and employees to be recognized by the Best of State in this way. Our employees work very hard to take care of each other, our customers, and the communities they live in. We couldn’t be more excited and we will do our best every day to continue to prove them right.”

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