Blanchard Machinery, Inc.

On May 30, Jeff Martin Auctioneers held a large public auction for Blanchard Machinery Company consisting of 50,000-plus surplus used and remanufactured Caterpillar parts spread over more than 1,300 lots in West Columbia, S.C. The equipment included buckets, forks, transmissions, engines, rollers, hammers and more.

Shown from the left are Boyd and Rozier Blanchard, Clark and Trey Banks (Banks Construction in Charleston), Joe Blanchard and Cat's Troy Arrington. On April 26 and May 7, Blanchard Machinery Company hosted two exclusive showcases of the latest in product innovation from Caterpillar that were each attended by more than 100 contractors working jobs throughout South Carolina.

With a fleet of more than 30 machines and a diverse portfolio of projects, crews from Contour Mining & Construction are always on the move. Founded in 2012, the Columbia, S.C.-based contractor can do just about anything associated with civil construction in the Carolinas and Georgia, whether it's land clearing, grading, mass rock excavation, utilities drilling or blasting.

On Feb. 6, Blanchard Machinery, the Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina, hosted a lunch & learn event at the View Point at Buckhorn Creek in Greenville, S.C. The many guests enjoyed a hearty lunch of macaroni and cheese, chicken, barbecue, cornbread and assorted deserts.

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.