Longevity is a part of the corporate culture at Peterson Tool Company. On Friday, November 4th, the company set aside time to celebrate this fact as they welcomed three new members into the 25-year club. Ron Taylor, Bryon Fountain and Terry Rodgers entered the ranks of this esteemed group this year and joined twenty-one others in the illustrious group. Each is pictured with President and CEO Nancy Peterson Hearn.

Lunch was served by ‘Uncle Bud’s Catfish’ – a local favorite. Also pictured here is Nancy with two of the four living retired members of the 25-year club, Pat Morton and David Lifferth.

Pictured above are nearly all of the prior inductees along with Rod Huff, Executive VP and Diane Peterson Edwards, VP & Director of Human Resources.

Pictured next to a bust of the founder, John Peterson, Sr. with Nancy Peterson Hearn are three of her five daughters: Linda Peterson Benson, Diane Peterson Edwards and Angela Peterson Graham. Diane and Linda bot work at the company and Angela was visiting from New York City.

Below is a complete list of Peterson’s 25-year employees – congratulations to all and Peterson appreciates their expertise, experience and support to the company over the years:

Active Employees

  • Charlie Sharp
  • Fred Chaffin
  • John Starkey
  • Greg Wood
  • Colin Bass
  • Ted Branner
  • Joe Taylor
  • Nick Mitchell
  • Jeff Snoddy
  • Mark Kirby
  • Brian Lusty
  • David Kinnard
  • Hal Redding
  • John Hargis
  • Ron Taylor
  • Bryon Fountain
  • Terry Rodgers


  • Olie Allen
  • David Lifferth
  • Granville Chapman
  • Pat Morton


  • Gene Youree
  • Gerry Bell
  • Jim Miller

Special guests included Jimmy and Mattie Rodgers (Terry’s parents), Cheryl Rodgers (Terry’s wife) and Angela Graham (Nancy’s daughter from New York City).

Congratulations to all of these employees who have been foundation to the success of Peterson Tool Company.

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