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Blanchard Hosts Get In Get Real Event Featuring Parts, Service Tour

Guest got a behind the scenes tour of facility prior to jumping into the seats of heavy iron.

Wed May 29, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Ron Hunter of Blanchard Machinery Company; Roy Chipley of Chipley Company in Florence, S.C.; Ryght and Steve Jordan of Jordan Land Clearing in Edgefield, S.C.; Marshall Chipley of Chipley Company in Florence, S.C.; and Mitch Poole of M.V. Poole Con
(L-R): Ron Hunter of Blanchard Machinery Company; Roy Chipley of Chipley Company in Florence, S.C.; Ryght and Steve Jordan of Jordan Land Clearing in Edgefield, S.C.; Marshall Chipley of Chipley Company in Florence, S.C.; and Mitch Poole of M.V. Poole Con
(L-R): Ron Hunter of Blanchard Machinery Company; Roy Chipley of Chipley Company in Florence, S.C.; Ryght and Steve Jordan of Jordan Land Clearing in Edgefield, S.C.; Marshall Chipley of Chipley Company in Florence, S.C.; and Mitch Poole of M.V. Poole Con (L-R): Hamer Thomas of Palmetto Sand Company in Summerville, S.C., Harry Hurley and Brian Chappell both of Blanchard Machinery Company talk about the Cat 924H. Austin Page (L) of Blanchard Machinery Company goes over the paving and compaction product offerings with Wesley and Bo Osborne of Osborne Construction Company in Tubeville, S.C. Vickie Feighner (R) of Blanchard Machinery Company reviews the used equipment options with (L-R): Jim Wickens, Scott McDaniel and Jim Longwith all of Haile Gold Mine in Kershaw, S.C. The operator of the Cat 320E tests the maneuvering capability and efficiency of the machine. Joseph Von Nessen, research economist, gave a positive economic report based on a growing housing market, house price appreciation, employment growth and improved housing starts in South Carolina. Eric Driggers (L) of Driggers Construction in Dillon, S.C., and Mark Greene of Blanchard Machinery Company go over the Cat CT660. (L-R): Dennis Googe of Wades Trucking & Utilities in Rock Hill, S.C., Jimmy Matthews of Mathews Construction Rock Hill and Austin Page of Blanchard Machinery Company talk about the Cat AP600D paving machine. (L-R): Glen Harrell of Harrell Grading in Johnsonville, S.C., Drew Gaster and Larry Cooper both of Gaster Grading in Johnsonville, S.C., learn more about the LeeBoy product line. The operator of this Cat 120M motorgrader likes the smooth operation of the machine. Keith Ernandez (L) of Great Falls, S.C., and Scott Britton of Blanchard Machinery Company talk about the Cat 930K wheel loader. The operator tests the performance of this Cat D6T LGP. Eric Driggers (L) of Driggers Construction in Dillon, S.C., and Andy Donovan of Sitech Mid Atlantic try out the Cat AccuGrade system. Jason Wilke (L) of JC Wilkie Construction in Lexington, S.C., and Todd Sharpe of Blanchard Machinery Company look over the used backhoes.

Blanchard Machinery held its Get In, Get Real Event on May 8 in Columbia, S.C.

Guests were provided a tour of the parts and service areas prior to testing out the machines. The service department has more than 200 factory-trained technicians and 85 dedicated field service trucks covering South Carolina.