Bandit Industries recently completed the fourth plant expansion in nine months to keep up with increasing demand for its equipment. All the plant expansions add space for additional employees and increasing production at the company’s Michigan facility.
In October 2014, the company moved into a new rebuild facility, followed by the completion of a new electronics facility in November 2014. In February, it moved into a new facility to build drum chipper heads and rotors. Finally, on April 1, Bandit Industries moved into an expansion of its whole tree manufacturing facility, increasing production of its whole tree chippers by 50 percent.
“These four expansions have allowed us to add 80 full-time employees and add much-needed production,” said Jerry Morey, president of Bandit Industries. “Surging demand for our products over the past two years has increased lead times longer than I like, and at times has cost us orders. The additional production capacity will reduce lead times by the end of the second quarter,” Morey said.