The Bandit Story – A Look Back On History Of Bandit Chippers

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The Bandit Story – A Look Back On History Of Bandit Chippers

Decisions, when they need making, are often difficult and have far-reaching consequences. The slightest of decisions have the least worries attached, while larger decisions, like business ones for example, can be the difference between making it and breaking it.

Smaller decisions, like which flowers your wife will appreciate more (some will disagree with me on whether this is a small decision) or larger ones, like which equipment will give you more bang for your buck in order to achieve your vision or your need.

Advice, can be a handy thing indeed, but first, let us explore what we know.

The History Behind Bandit wood chippers

In 1983, Mike Morey Sr. left his position with a company of his then employ in order to achieve what he believed he could do.

He left because he felt he could do better and when he approached his seniors in this unnamed company, his ideas were shot down without thought or empathy.

This oversight on the unnamed company’s behalf has cost them dearly indeed.

Staying strong and holding firm, Mike started up a small company called Foremost Fabrications, with the help of his wife, children and co-founder Dianne.

His strength and tenacity, and solid belief in what a good product should be spurring him on, he set out to achieve his dreams.

After procuring a small repair shop in a field in Michigan, near Mt. Pleasant, and hiring six employees, Mike quickly set about building the very same designs the unnamed company had rejected and produced the very first of what is today known as the Brush Bandit® chipper. The Model 100.

Improving vastly on his previous ideas and designing the now world-famous Slide Box Feed System, Mike focused on promoting his newest designs and his business, quite simply, took off.

The chippers shipping to their new owners was the very first gasp of what is now a worldwide industry and their name has not stopped expanding ever since.

Pledging complete honesty, transparency and business integrity to his latest clients, Mike’s business was fast on the rise. In 1987 Jerry Morey and Dennis Tracy left the very same unnamed company Mike had, and joining Mike as co-owners.

They brought their significant experience in marketing and sales to the field. This led to the company name being officially changed from Foremost Fabrications to Bandit® Industries.

Expanding their work area exponentially every few years, Bandit Industries increased their manufacturing capability by a staggering amount over such a short period of time.

Their original workshop grew massively and there seemed to be no end to the orders streaming in and the production lines quite simply screamed at the speed at which they moved.

Staying true to their pledge to assist their customers quickly and professionally, the Bandit dealership network expanded to over 200 locations around the globe, including South Africa.

Nowadays, over 400 employees are constantly involved in the design, assembly, painting, electrical servicing, marketing and shipping of the widespread business that is the Bandit® Industries.

Construction and assembly of machinery takes place at the Bandit® Industries HQ in Mid-Michigan, USA.

This very personal approach to their products is what ensures the quality of Bandit products has not decreased in decades. The construction and design is what ensures the ease of heart of every customer who puts their trust and hard-earned cash in Bandit Equipment.

Their reputation for longevity and reliability, as well as their unmatched resale value over the course of many years has left Bandit® Industries as the undisputed leader in the field.

Keeping well abreast of their strongest rivals, Bandit® Industries keeps their reputation high, which is difficult with a business so vastly spread.

While their reputation might often precede them, their incredible attentiveness to the needs of every individual customer or company that approaches them is both humbling in their small origins and rise.

This is due to their tenacity and strength of spirit, and daunting in the incredible task of keeping the top rank globally.

WP Chipper Hire & Sales t/a Africa Biomass Company (ABC)

Africa Biomass Company, seated locally in South Africa, is the only enterprise licensed to sell, rent out and provide service for Bandit’s range of machines in South Africa.

Products, like the Beast Wood Recyclers, hand-fed chippers, stump grinders, whole tree chippers and services can be attained through contacting ABC or your nearest Bandit dealership.

Contact ABC Bandit Chippers on 023 342 1212 for more information

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