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Peterson American Corporation

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The story of Peterson Spring begins in the 1880’s with the immigration of a young Norwegian blacksmith to America.  August Christian Peterson studied blacksmithing – the trade of choice for early spring makers – and gradually rose through the ranks of spring manufacturing in the early 1900’s.  Eventually August would come to manage various plants across the Midwest.  In 1914, August was prompted to move his family to Detroit and form a company with the vision of meeting a lion’s share of the demand for springs within the railroad industry and the budding automobile industry.

For nearly two decades, and through incredibly difficult national economic times, August continued to lead, focused on the manufacture of springs.  By 1932, Peterson founded Precision Spring Corporation, a company majority-owned by August and his three younger brothers, Sigurd, Conrad and Harold.  As the company grew, it continued to be a family-oriented enterprise as a second generation of Petersons joined the ranks.


“The mission of Peterson American Corporation is to work with our customers to provide the best products available to the world market. Drawing on our worldwide resources, we will improve the quality and reduce the cost of our products and services through the application of practical, innovative thinking. We will maintain an equitable relationship with our customers, employees, shareholders, and communities.”

Drawing on the work ethic instilled by our founder, while continuing to create the latest product improvements, Peterson Spring is committed to the quality and precision of the products and services provided to its customers.

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Peterson American Corporation
21200 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48033
United States