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 has recently retired in May of 2020 after 39 years of service. 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.

Vision Statement

To be known as the global leader in service, innovation, quality and safety.

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

Our Core Values

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
  • Respect for all individuals.
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
  • Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success.


Astec Industries Inc.

Peterson is a subsidiary of Astec Industries, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN, and a proud member of their 15-member company. 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.