Bandit recognized by regional trade association

Bandit Industries Inc. was selected as the 2010 World Trader of the Year by the West Michigan World Trade Association in recognition of its global success and strategy. The award recognizes Bandit's commitment to international trade, and highlights the deliberate steps taken to achieve its success in the global market. Bandit saw a 200 percent increase in its international sales volume in 2009. The company remains privately owned by founder Mike Morey Sr., his wife Dianne and his cousin Jerry Morey, who serves as the company's CEO. Traditional markets for their products include the forest, tree care, and landscaping industries, but increasingly the machines are used to assist in biomass energy production.