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Blanchard Machinery Company Plans Calhoun County, South Carolina, Operations Complex

Blanchard Machinery Company, a leading construction equipment supplier, plans to establish operations in Calhoun County, South Carolina. The $46 million project is expected to create 30 jobs.

The 150,000-square-foot production center will be located on nearly 60 acres at Sandy Run Industrial Park and will allow the company to expand its footprint for parts, service, component rebuilds, complete machine rebuilds, and provide additional support services for its other 14 branches across South Carolina. Blanchard will maintain its existing corporate campus in West Columbia.

“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,” Blanchard Machinery Company President Boyd Blanchard.

Founded in 1952, Blanchard is Caterpillar's exclusive distributor for machine and generator sales, rental, machine parts and service in South Carolina. The company serves a wide range of industries including construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, electric power generation and marine power.

“South Carolina’s robust logistics network continues to grow, allowing businesses to transport their products efficiently throughout our state and around the world. Congratulations to our long-standing partner, Blanchard, on their new facility,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

“Calhoun County welcomes the Blanchard family and their team. We are truly grateful that a fourth generation family company with an established track record of success has chosen the Sandy Run Industrial Park in Calhoun County as their new operations campus! This investment will have a long-lasting impact as it brings increased opportunity through quality good paying jobs for our citizens,” Calhoun County Economic Development Director John E. McLauchlin added.

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