Blankenship Equipment is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Pacific Northwest’s top performing large baler sales and service company, Recycle Systems. Blankenship Equipment has grown to be a leader in the Waste, Compaction, Recycling equipment and Conveyor Belt industry since it was established in 1990. As of Monday August 1, 2022 Recycle Systems sales and service operations will integrate into Blankenship Equipment. The purchase has been fully funded through existing operations.

Originally founded by Jim Blankenship, the corporation has now passed to a second generation, being certified as a Woman Business Enterprise in 2017. Headed under the direction and leadership of Vice President and Managing Director Loretta Thompson. Mrs. Thompson says, “this acquisition makes perfect sense for us. Blankenship and Recycle Systems share a long history of service and sales with customer satisfaction as our top priority. By merging our greatest asset which is the employees we will be able to better meet the needs of our growing market.”

This merger strengthens Blankenship Equipment’s reach into Western Canada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and surrounding areas. Sales Director Kevin Thompson sees great things for the future. “With the addition of the Harris and American Baler product lines to our current industry leading manufacturing partners such as Wastequip and Bramidan we will be better equipped to meet every application with the most appropriate equipment.” 30-Year veteran Steve Anderson adds his knowledge base to the already strong Blankenship sales force. Fellow 30-year veteran Jan McFarland leads Blankenship Equipment’s customer-service oriented administrative team.

The leaders of Blankenship Equipment do not underestimate the challenges of an ever-changing business landscape which includes supply chain management, labor shortages and growing customer needs but they stand ready with 11 service technicians and a legacy of passion for the waste and recycling industry. Mrs. Thompson says, “we understand that the only way to persevere in this industry is to do what it is we have set out to do and there is no substitute for hard work and grit. Its what’s gotten us to where we are today and it’s how we intend to meet the challenges of the future. I know it’s what my dad would have done.”

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