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Peanut, The Nozzle Nolen Elephant

founder ken nolen besides peanut the elephant

Peanut, The Nozzle Nolen Elephant, has represented the Nozzle Nolen pest control brand in West Palm Beach, Florida since the company’s inception in 1951. Originally appearing in the Nozzle Nolen logo, Peanut has come to encompass the Nozzle Nolen brand. Nozzle Nolen founder Ken Nolen was looking for a way to differentiate his company from his father’s pest control company, Nolen Exterminators (later known as Truly Nolen). That’s when he decided to incorporate an elephant into the logo. Borrowing from the elephant’s trunk, the name Nozzle Nolen was born.

The elephant quickly became a hit. There has always been an elephant of some sort on top of Nozzle Nolen’s vehicles. As early as the 1950’s and 1960’s, it was a one dimensional wooden cut-out of an elephant with a bobbing head. In the early 1980’s, the first three dimensional, sculpted elephant made its appearance. Today the elephants are made out of fiberglass and still have a mechanical bobbing head.

Peanut makes many appearances throughout the community. In the spring, Peanut can be seen at spring training games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.  Peanut throws the first pitch out at the Florida Atlantic University Spring Game.  The elephant also attends Paws in the Park every year in Jupiter’s Carlin Park and Downtown West Palm Beach. Peanut has also been known to make an appearance at local 5k races such as the Honda Classic 5k, which benefits Seagull Industries at PGA National as well as The Walk For Animals which benefits our partner Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

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