“Thirty-five years is a long time to be in business,” Jerry Morey, Bandit president and co-owner, says. “That’s why we’re going to take some time in 2018 to appreciate where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished and how we want to keep innovating and evolving for our employees, for our customers and for our industry.”
Bandit started out as Foremost Fabrications in a small one-room shop by Mike Morey Sr. and Diane Morey. The first chipper was a Model 100 Brush Bandit. The chipper caught on in the industry and became so popular in the industry that most people knew Foremost Fabrications as Bandit. In 1986, the company took the name officially as Bandit Industries.
Bandit has continually refined its machines by adding new models, new product lines and growing its dealer network and customer base, the company says. Today, more than 60,000 Bandit machines are in use, and more than 200 dealer locations serve customers in six continents.
“Bandit is a company dedicated to producing the highest quality equipment for the hardest working men and women,” Morey says. “For the last 35 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to build the best equipment and in 2018, we reaffirm our commitment to them and to our industry.”