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NAMM honored Peavey Electronics Corporation® with the Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

“Our philosophy has always been simple – we didn’t start out to be the biggest, we wanted to be the best”, said Hartley Peavey of Peavey Electronics Corporation in Meridian, Miss. 

Hartley was given the award by NAMM CEO and President Joe Lamond during Peavey’s 50th Anniversary celebration at the Hilton Anaheim on Jan. 22.

In 1965, Peavey worked out of the loft above his parents’ music store, building one amplifier per week. Hartley Peavey’s handmade amps struck a chord with musicians, especially at a time when larger manufacturers saw prices go up and quality go down as the result of conglomeration. By the early 1970s, Peavey was one of the country’s largest manufacturers of amps, P.A. systems and sound mixers.

“NAMM is proud to recognize Peavey Electronics Corporation for their 50 years of service to their community, staff and to the music and sound products industry,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “Their hard work and willingness to adapt, as well as their commitment to making this world a more musical place have helped them stand the test of time and will be the driver of their future success.”

Milestone Awards are presented to longtime industry leaders during the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. The NAMM Show is the world’s largest gathering for the music instrument and product industry. The annual event brings together 95,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions and network with peers from 100 different countries.



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