Blanchard Machinery Hosts Fan Appreciation Day in S.C.

Fri November 27, 2009 - Southeast Edition
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Blanchard Machinery’s product support staffers grill up burgers and hot dogs. (L-R) are Chris Pierson, Art Catoe and Ryan Myrick.
Blanchard Machinery’s product support staffers grill up burgers and hot dogs. (L-R) are Chris Pierson, Art Catoe and Ryan Myrick.
Blanchard Machinery’s product support staffers grill up burgers and hot dogs. (L-R) are Chris Pierson, Art Catoe and Ryan Myrick. With all the attendees and the parts and merchandise discounts available, the checkout counter was kept consistently busy. In between rain showers, these guys step outside to check out the compact equipment on display. (L-R) are Rob Jackson, marketing/mini-excavators, Caterpillar, Cary, N.C.; Frank McLane, Monticello Farm, Columbia, S.C.; Clayton Weeks, compact equipment sale Clemson alumni James R. Perryman (L) and his wife, Naomi, of Oakhurst Properties, Blythewood, S.C., were thrilled to see a Caterpillar 277C decked out in Clemson orange and to meet some of the other guests, including Ricky Bedenbaugh of R.B. Construction, Manufacturer representatives turned out to lend their support to Fan Appreciation Day (L-R) including Rich Hartman of JLG, Steve Headden of Genie, Carter Storin of Allmand, Kevin Burris and Brian Cook, both of Wacker-Neuson. While attending the Fan Appreciation Day event, Kleck Harman (in cab) of Harman’s Landscaping, Lexington, S.C., took a moment to demo a Caterpillar 304C cr mini-excavator with his Blanchard Machinery sales representative Erik Hoffman. Several representatives of the South Carolina Forestry Commission are ready for lunch with their Blanchard Machinery sales representatives and to check out the newest Caterpillar compact equipment. (L-R) are Erik Hoffman, Blanchard Machinery; Samuel St. L More than 100 customers, friends and family made their way through the lunch line to get some fresh-off-the-grill burgers and hot dogs and sides. A big draw at the Blanchard Machinery event was signing up to potentially win one of two Caterpillar 277C multi-terrain loaders — one decked out in Clemson Tigers colors and logo and the other in South Carolina Gamecocks spirit. A big draw at the Blanchard Machinery event was signing up to potentially win one of two Caterpillar 277C multi-terrain loaders — one decked out in Clemson Tigers colors and logo and the other in South Carolina Gamecocks spirit.


Blanchard Machinery held a Fan Appreciation Day Nov. 12 at its Buckner Road compact and rental store in Columbia, S.C.

Despite a rainy and windy day, the event drew many local contractors, who enjoyed test-driving a host of Caterpillar equipment, taking advantage of parts and merchandise discounts and vying for a steady stream of valuable door prizes. Most valuable were two Caterpillar 277C multi-terrain loaders, which guests could register for the potential to win as they arrived. One loader was decked out in Clemson Tiger colors, while the other was clad in South Carolina Gamecock spirit.

Blanchard Machinery holds its Fan Appreciation Day to thank its customers’ loyalty and to further its spirited college football-themed promotional efforts. Manufacturer representatives also were on hand to show their appreciation. They included Caterpillar, Genie, JLG, Sullair, Allmand and Wacker-Neuson. And, of course, guests were treated to lunch, which consisted burgers, hot dogs and several sides.