William H. (Hank) Blythe began managing the southern branch of a textile drying equipment manufacturer in 1960. As part of the sales process, he recognized his clients’ need for brands that complimented his own products.
The following year, he contracted with the Anderson Greenwood Company as an official product representative — a firm TBC continues to represent today.
In 1974, Hank ventured out on his own. He purchased the Manufacturer’s Representative division from his employer, Dudley, Garlend & Jensen, forming The Blythe Company.
Perry Blythe joined his father in January 1975. Focused on outside and new product sales, Perry was named President in 1986 and remains a part of the company to this day.
Patti Blythe Lemmond joined TBC in 1989 to focus on inside sales and internal operations. She was named Vice President in 2001.