Cindy and Bill Stewart
Petra Industries celebrated its 30th anniversary October 22 with a reception and ribbon cutting and a ribbon cutting for Petra’s newly acquired and renovated 525,000-square-foot warehouse in Edmond, OK.
Petra founder and CEO Bill Stewart told the more than 300 attendees stories of the triumphs and difficulties he and his wife, Cindy, encountered as they launched the business from the garage of their home and how far they have come since then. Speaking with optimism about the future of Petra, he noted the significance of the warehouse expansion coinciding with its 30th anniversary.
“This warehouse is a game changer for Petra,” said Stewart. “No one in the business has the capabilities that this warehouse affords us, and the potential it has to help us grow is incredible.”
Attendees were afforded the opportunity to see Petra’s new warehouse facility, which features a new warehouse management system that allows the company to more than double the capacity of its pick-and-pack operations.
“Bill started this company with a vision to build a business on a foundation of service, integrity and value for customers that would adapt and change at the same rapid pace as our industry,” said Petra president Tate Morgan, before presenting the Stewarts with a statue replicating The Guardian monument atop the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Ribbon-cutting attendees also included Edmond Chamber President and CEO Ken Moore; and Edmond Economic Development Authority executive director Janet Yowell; as well as Josh Attaway, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Autumn Everett, Charles Oliver, Steve Kasch, Rod Ferguson, Lissa Qualls, and Joan Curtis.