Peterson Pacific Corporation

An Oregon Company Since 1981


Peterson Pacific Corp., a subsidiary of Astec Industries, Inc., is a premiere manufacturer of Grinders, Disc and Drum Chippers, Flails, Screens, Stackers and Blower Trucks. Our superior innovation and manufacturing allows us to produce equipment of the highest quality. While virtually all our manufacturing is done in house at our factory in Eugene, Oregon, Peterson maintains a worldwide system of dealers and representatives to ensure you will get the best service possible regardless of where you’re from.


Our History

Our company was founded as an Oregon Corporation in 1981 by Neil Peterson who is still with Peterson to this day. The first machine he designed was a portable chain flail delimber-debarker which was followed by Model DDC 5000 portable Whole Tree Chipper. These machines revolutionized the pulp and paper industry by introducing clean in-field chipping.

In 1990, Peterson developed its first wood waste recycling machine. The continuous development and refinement of our wood grinders has led to the industry leading line of Horizontal Grinders that Peterson produces today.

Over the next few decades, Peterson continued to expand its product lines to include all of our current product categories, including blower truck technology which was purchased from BloTech in 2001.

In July of 2007, Peterson was acquired by Astec Industries, Inc., a global leader in manufacturing equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate and wood processing, oil, gas and water well drilling, as well as a number of others.

Founder Neil Peterson stands with our flagship machine, the 5000G Whole Tree Chipper

Our Mission Statement

Crecer y prosperar diseñando, fabricando y vendiendo los equipos de silvicultura y reciclaje más innovadores, productivos, confiables y seguros para las industrias a las que servimos, junto con un servicio al cliente incomparable.

Our Core Values

  • Dedicación continua para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros clientes.
  • Honestidad e integridad en todos los aspectos del negocio.
  • Respeto hacia todas las personas.
  • Preservación del espíritu empresarial, la innovación y la concentración mediante la descentralización.
  • Seguridad, beneficios y crecimiento como medios para garantizar el éxito de la compañía.


Astec Industries Inc.

Peterson is a subsidiary of Astec Industries, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN, and a proud member of their 19-company family. Astec was founded in 1972 with the ambition to revolutionize traditionally low-tech industries by introducing new, state-of-the-art ideas and technology. Following this goal, Astec has had increadible success and today, manufactures more than 220 products all over the globe and their companies have become leaders in in their respective markets and industries. With the help of Astec’s ongoing investment in Peterson, we have been able not only continue, but accelerate, our innovation and growth as a company.