Blanchard CAT

In addition to causing serious damage to many communities in the Carolinas, Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017) and Florence (2018) were responsible for considerable destruction to the beaches in several communities throughout South Carolina that rely on local, regional and national tourism.

Blanchard Machinery Company hosted a machine showcase attended by more than 100 contractors April 23 in Columbia, S.C. Demonstrations of the Next Generation of Cat equipment were offered throughout the day. The machines included the Cat D6 dozer; Cat 330 30-ton and integrated 3D Cat 336 36-ton excavators; the Cat 120 motor grader; the Cat 308 CR mini-excavator with new stick steer and the Cat 299 compact loader with Trimble Earthworks Go! The Next Generation of Cat excavators are built to increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs and improve operator comfort with unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to achieve productivity and cost targets.

Blanchard Machinery's final June demo event for introducing Caterpillar's Next Generation hydraulic excavators was held in Simpsonville, S.C., on June 29. As with the first two demos, professional operators provided a complete demonstration of the all-new Next Generation Cat 320GC, 320 and 323 hydraulic excavators, and Blanchard staff members provided informative break-out session demonstrations of various key aspects of the machines.

Continuing its series of demo events to familiarize customers with Caterpillar's Next Generation hydraulic excavators, Blanchard Machinery held another demo event in North Charleston, S.C., on June 26 and hosted approximately 100 guests. Complete equipment application demos and break-out sessions on the latest Cat excavator technology for the all-new Next Generation Cat 320GC, 320 and 323 hydraulic excavators were conducted by professional Blanchard and Cat operators to provide the best introduction experience.

Blanchard Machinery recently held demo days in three of its largest markets featuring Cat's Next Generation Hydraulic Excavators. These events were held to provide complete information and application demos on the latest Cat excavator technology. The featured stars: The Next Generation Hydraulic 320GC, 320 and 323 excavators.

Sun Construction Inc., located in Darlington, S.C., is a privately-owned general contracting company specializing in site construction, concrete and is a supplier of pre-engineered metal buildings. It has been in business for nearly 28 years and is proud to be recognized as the first Nucor Building Systems authorized contractor in South Carolina.

IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced details and new technology innovations for its upcoming Florida Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction. Following the record-breaking success of its 2016 Florida sale, this year's event will be held over five days in order to meet the needs of the dozens of featured Caterpillar dealers, leading OEMs, dealers, construction companies, rental companies, financial institutions, and other large fleet owners that have consigned equipment.

The predominant image of gold miners in most people’s minds is probably one of old prospectors panning for the precious mineral in a river or stream — maybe in California or Alaska. They most certainly don’t think of state-of-the-art, industrial-scale gold mining in, of all places, South Carolina.

Sun Construction Inc. in Darlington, S.C., has a reputation of being a family owned business with an emphasis on honesty and hard work. Owner Marshall Flowers Sr. said he began his career in agriculture working on a dairy operation with his father in the mid 1970s.

As one of the leading suppliers to Lay’s potato chips, Walther Farms is committed to cultivating the perfect spud. “We grow for Frito-Lay in eight different states, including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina,” said Walther Farms manager Jeremy Walther.

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.