Blanchard Machinery Company
We are the South Carolina Caterpillar dealer. Headquartered in West Columbia, South Carolina, Blanchard has 14 facilities throughout South Carolina representing five divisions – Compact Equipment, Heavy Equipment, Pioneer Recycling & Forestry, Power Systems (featuring generators, truck and marine engines), and Rental Services. Blanchard currently has locations across the state of South Carolina in Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, Spartanburg, Greenville, Simpsonville, Rock Hill, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, Walterboro, Summerville and Hilton Head. Blanchard Machinery Company’s history began in 1952 when the Joseph L. Rozier Machinery Co., a LeTourneau Dealer, moved its operation from the Midwest to central Florida to represent the Caterpillar product line in Orlando. The decision to make the move to Florida was built on the speculation of future growth in the area, speculation that was, of course, fully realized.
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Blanchard Machinery Company has been supplying South Carolina customers with Caterpillar equipment since 1982. The family owned company, led by Joe Blanchard, has established retail and rental stores throughout the state which offer a wide range of Cat and non-Cat brands of equipment, from full-sized bulldozers to small machine parts. We are committed to providing our customers the best products and services available.
Blanchard has 14 locations throughout South Carolina representing six divisions and numerous product lines. Our divisions include Blanchard Compact Equipment, Heavy Equipment, Ironmart, Pioneer Recycling & Forestry, Blanchard Power Systems and Blanchard Rental Services.
Today this family-owned company is well into its third decade of doing business. Our history is one of opportunity, and we remain well positioned to meet the demands and requirements of our customers, and future growth. It is our privilege to serve our customers in South Carolina and abroad, remaining true to our philosophy of earning customer loyalty by providing the highest quality products and superior service.
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Blanchard Machinery Company’s history began in 1952 when the Joseph L. Rozier Machinery Co., a LeTourneau Dealer, moved its operation from the Midwest to central Florida to represent the Caterpillar product line in Orlando. The decision to make the move to Florida was built on the speculation of future growth in the area - speculation that was, of course, fully realized.
Mr. Rozier remained active in the company until his passing in the 1970’s, when Mr. Rozier’s son-in-law, G. Robert Blanchard, took, the helm. In 1982, seeing a promising opportunity for Caterpillar products in South Carolina, Robert Blanchard established Blanchard Machinery Company. Robert Blanchard remained active in the South Carolina dealership until 1996, when his son, Joe Blanchard, was appointed President.
In 1996, when Joe Blanchard became President of Blanchard Machinery Company, the company was comprised of two divisions, Heavy Construction and Power Systems. Blanchard Machinery has since grown to encompass six divisions and numerous Cat and non-Cat product lines.