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Palmer-based PTS Wins SBA Massachusetts Family-Owned Business of the Year Award

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Release Number: 
Norman Eng, 617-565-8510

BOSTON – PTS Truck-Trailer-Construction Equipment Supply has been named the winner of the 2015 Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year award for Massachusetts according to an announcement by Robert Nelson, Massachusetts SBA District Director.

“This award is very special here in New England as it is named after former New England Regional Administrator Jeffrey Butland who was a tireless champion for family owned businesses.” said Nelson. “We share the excitement of the PTS team and all of us at the SBA are honored to recognize Elaine J. Boone and her team for their hard work, passion for the business and community and we congratulate them on over 50 years of service.”

Dan and Elaine Boone took over the business when the founder passed in 2010.  At that time, PTS was in a difficult state of transition; the economy was in a downturn; and the company faced turbulent financial challenges.  Elaine led the family business out of this difficult period and helped increase sales substantially over the five years under her team effort leadership.  PTS has been in business for over 50 years and is expected to reach record sales in 2015.

For Elaine Boone, she wanted this award dedicated to her mother-in-law, Eleanor Robbins Boone. “At her eulogy, it read ‘A Pioneer Very Few Hardly Knew’; Eleanor co-founded Boone Trailer in 1946 and invaded the man’s world of the trucking business in 1964 by founding PTS- Palmer Trailer Sales Company, Inc. It’s truly an honor to carry on her legacy,” says Elaine. “

The Family-Owned Business of the Year award is presented annually to a family-owned business with at least a 15-year track record that has passed from one generation to another.

The company was nominated for this award by Allen Kronick, Senior Business Advisor with Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Western Regional Office.

Elaine Boone will be honored at an SBA awards lunch along with the other 2015 Massachusetts Small Business Week winners at the Sheraton Framingham on May 4, 2015.


About SBA National Small Business Week:

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.  As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Every day, they’re working to grow small business, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.


About Palmer Trailer Supply:

PTS is a key quality supplier assisting the trucking and construction industry in the selection and procurement of quality heavy duty goods and providing specialized technical services. We stock over 6,000 parts from over 45 major industry brands providing extensive lines of existing and new product offerings giving PTS a strong market advantage.  Additionally, since 1964 PTS has offered a wide variety of on-site custom made hydraulic hoses serving all types of trucks and heavy duty machinery covering extensive market trades.  For more information on PTS, please visit: