Pettibone Hires Vizanko as Parts and Service Manager


Steve Vizanko has been named the new parts and service manager for Pettibone. In his new position, Vizanko will oversee all aftermarket sales and service department activities.

Vizanko has a Bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing from Michigan Technological University. Coming from a professional background in small business retail, Vizanko hopes to leverage his unique experience to continue to grow relationships with new and established Pettibone dealers and customers.

“I’m really excited to be coming aboard at Pettibone at this particular time,” said Vizanko. “Our markets are strong and with the new products we’ve introduced recently, there’s a lot of good, positive energy at the company. A big focus for me is ensuring our partners know that we value a two-way street of communication that benefits everyone involved. We have a very experienced parts and service team currently in place, and I look forward to utilizing our combined talent and knowledge to its fullest potential.”

Pettibone Welcomes Palmer Johnson as West Coast Dealer

Palmer Johnson

Pettibone announces the addition of Palmer Johnson Power Systems to its dealer network. Palmer Johnson will carry Pettibone Extendo and Traverse telehandlers and Cary-Lift pipe and pole handlers for Southern and Central California, while focusing strictly on the Extendo and Traverse product lines in the state of Washington.

“We are thrilled to have Palmer Johnson aboard to represent Pettibone on the West Coast,” said Kyle Rubin, director of sales and marketing for Pettibone. “We are in the midst of launching our next generation telehandlers, including the re-introduction of our traversing boom units, so the timing couldn’t be better to establish this tremendous partnership.”

Founded in 1977, Palmer Johnson is a family-owned business under second generation management with roughly 120 employees. The company has seven service centers and a network of dealer locations to provide sales, service and support for their customers working in construction, oil and gas, and mining. Palmer Johnson also had a pre-existing relationship with Pettibone involving various parts, components and tech support.

“Pettibone has been a great company to work with over the years, and we are extremely excited to take our relationship to the next level,” said Susan Schuster, OEM and service programs manager for Palmer Johnson. “With their new products and long-standing name in the lift industry, we look forward to overall success serving new and existing customers.”


Pettibone Gear

The new Pettibone merchandise shop is now open at pettibonegear.com! You can find all your favorites – from men’s and women’s Pettibone branded clothing to a wide variety of accessories like mugs, backpacks and even electronics!

Traverse T944X Named MIP Industry Choice

MIP Award

The new Pettibone Traverse T944X telehandler was named an “Industry Choice” award winner in Concrete Construction’s 2018 Most Innovative Products! Read about it HERE.

Pettibone Launches X-Series at World of Concrete

Pettibone X-Series

Pettibone unveiled its X-Series telehandlers at World of Concrete, marking the official debut of the Traverse T944X and Extendo 944X models.

WATCH Pettibone’s Kyle Rubin discuss the launch with ForConstructionPros.com.

WATCH Pettibone’s John Westman provide a walk-around tour of the new machines.

WATCH Pettibone’s Bob Mayo give a 1-minute rundown on the Traverse T944X.

Safety Considerations for Handling Heavy Pipe

A safer moving experience

An article in North American Oil & Gas Pipelines magazine discusses the numerous safety advantages afforded by the unique design of the Pettibone Cary-Lift when moving or placing pipe, versus the limitations of a wheel loaders or other equipment in this type of application. Read the article HERE.

Manufacturing Marvels

Manufacturing Marvels

Pettibone was the featured company on Manufacturing Marvels in a segment broadcast nationally on Fox Business Channel. Click to watch the video!


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