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Blueline Mfg. Company began in 1958 as Groenig's machine shop located in the heart of Washington State's Yakima Valley apple industry. Bob Groenig designed and built some of the first self-loading orchard bin trailers and was awarded a patent on a bin locking system. Bob also designed and built the popular Orchard Ape pruning lift, the standard for many years in our orchards. In 1985 Ted Bellamy joined Bob and together they incorporated the machine shop into Blueline Mfg. Inc. and continued to focus on the design and manufacture of specialty orchard equipment, which they marketed through farm equipment dealers in Washington State.
In the early 1990's Blueline Mfg. entered into manufacturing agreements with Rankin Equipment Company of Yakima, Washington and Gearmore Distributing of Pomona, California to custom manufacture and private label their products. These two companies increased the distribution of Blueline's products through dealers throughout the western United States.
In 1995 Gregg Marrs of Grandview, Washington secured a minority interest and by 1997 had completed the purchase of Blueline Mfg. taking over direction of the company. Ted and Bob continued in the design and manufacture of the company's growing product line of unique orchard and vineyard machinery.