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Petra Industries, a leading wholesale distributor of consumer electronics, wireless accessories, custom installation products, mobile audio/video accessories and appliance connection supplies, celebrated its 30th anniversary October 22 with a reception and ribbon cutting.

Thursday’s event began with a ribbon cutting of Petra’s newly acquired and renovated 525,000-square-foot warehouse. Ribbon cutting attendees included Petra Founder & CEO Bill Stewart, Petra President Tate Morgan, Edmond Chamber President and CEO Ken Moore, Edmond Economic Development Authority Executive Director Janet Yowell, Josh Attaway, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Autumn Everett, Charles Oliver, Steve Kasch, Rod Ferguson, Lissa Qualls and Joan Curtis.

Attendees were afforded the opportunity to see Petra’s new state-of-the-art warehouse facility featuring a new innovative warehouse management system. With the new system in place, Petra’s distribution center has more than doubled the capacity of its pick and pack operations.

After the ribbon cutting, guests were invited to a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments to celebrate this significant milestone. During a brief presentation, 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.”

Petra President Tate Morgan said “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,” For this reason Morgan presented the Stewarts with a statue replicating The Guardian monument atop the Oklahoma State Capitol. He thanked him on behalf of all of the employees for creating a business that so many people have come to call home and for guiding that business into the industry leader that it is today.

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