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Bandit Industries to Celebrate 35th Anniversary in 2018 Bandit Industries will spend all of 2018 celebrating its 35th anniversary at its mid- Michigan facility, with a world-wide dealer network and many thousands of customers spanning multiple industries. “Thirty-five years is a long time to be in business,” said Bandit President and coowner Jerry Morey. “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 Industries 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. That chipper caught on in the industry, backed by their commitment to quality and their customers. It became so popular in the industry that most people knew Foremost Fabrications as “Bandit,” so in 1986, they took the name officially as Bandit Industries. Today, more than 60,000 Bandit machines are in use all around the world, and more than 200 dealer locations serve customers on six continents. 

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