In Recognition of 75Th Anniversary of Peterbilt Motors Companyby Representative Michael C. Burgess
Posted on 2014-01-16
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Peterbilt Motors
Company as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary. Founded January 16,
1939, Peterbilt has led the commercial vehicle industry in the design
and production of innovative and technologically advanced trucks and
With their headquarters and primary manufacturing efforts based in Denton, TX, they are the largest employer in the city. A strong community partner, Peterbilt has supported charitable efforts within their community through organizations such as the United Way. They have also supported higher education through their support of the University of North Texas.
Peterbilt's leadership is particularly noteworthy in their development and production of a line of environmentally friendly trucks, including compressed natural gas and electric hybrid engines. Through these products, Peterbilt has continued its legacy as a forward-thinking organization and has generously shared and displayed their efforts with the public at several of my Annual Energy Efficiency Summits.
I am honored to join Peterbilt in celebrating this milestone in their history. As a leader in the commercial vehicle industry and a major contributor to the North Texas economy, I am proud to represent the company and their employees in the US House of Representatives.