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.