Blanchard Machinery Company announces expansion to Calhoun CountyApril 11, 2023
Blanchard Machinery Company announced its purchase of an approximately 60-acre site in Calhoun County at the Sandy Run Industrial Park. Blanchard Machinery plans to develop the property to expand its footprint for parts, service, component rebuilds, complete machine rebuilds, and additional support services for its other 14 branches across South Carolina.
Calhoun County is a rapidly growing industrial market and Blanchard is very appreciative of the assistance we have received from the County and County Council with this major expansion for our business. Blanchard Machinery’s expansion site is strategically positioned off I-26 at Exit 119 and served by four interstates, I-26, I-77, I-20 and I-95, allowing for quick and efficient distribution throughout South Carolina.
Blanchard Machinery’s corporate campus located at 3151 Charleston Highway in West Columbia and will continue to be the home of corporate administration functions, machine sales, used parts, and Blanchard Energy.
“As we look to the future, we must continue to expand our footprint and enhance our offerings to serve the ever-changing needs of our customers. As the fourth generation leading the dealership, our responsibility is to build upon the legacy of those who came before us and ensure that we leave the dealership and our communities better for future generations to come.” said Boyd Blanchard, President of Blanchard Machinery.
Blanchard Machinery engaged the following companies to assist with the execution of this project:
LCK as project manager, Cox & Dinkins for civil engineering and Boudreaux Group for architectural design and planning. To assist with inquiries about the project, LCK has created a Blanchard Machinery vendor registration and media inquiries page where interested parties can complete a form and receive additional information. Click here to submit.
ABOUT BLANCHARD MACHINERY COMPANY
Blanchard Machinery Company’s history began in 1952 when the Joseph L. Rozier Machinery Co., a LeTourneau Dealer, moved its operation from the Midwest to central Florida to represent the Caterpillar product line in Orlando. The decision to make the move to Florida was built on the speculation of future growth in the area – speculation that was, of course, fully realized.
Mr. Rozier remained active in the company until his passing in the 1970’s, when Mr. Rozier’s son-in-law, G. Robert Blanchard, took, the helm. In 1982, seeing a promising opportunity for Caterpillar products in South Carolina, Robert Blanchard established Blanchard Machinery Company. Robert Blanchard remained active in the South Carolina dealership until 1996, when his son, Joe Blanchard, was appointed President.
In 1996, when Joe Blanchard became President of Blanchard Machinery Company, the company was comprised of two divisions, Heavy Construction and Power Systems. Blanchard Machinery has since grown to encompass six divisions and numerous Cat and non-Cat product lines.
With Joe Blanchard’s passing in 2022, his sons continued their father’s stewardship of Blanchard Machinery as the fourth generation of leadership. Together, Boyd Blanchard, President, and Joseph “Rozier” Blanchard, Jr., Executive Vice President, are committed to propelling Blanchard’s growth while ensuring the values and philosophy established by previous generations of the Blanchard Family continue to guide Blanchard Machinery.
For more information, please visit: www.blanchardmachinery.com.