Petro Chemical • Laboratory • Industrial



Bill Ketenbrink is a family man with 6 kids and a wonderful wife. He is a very strong-willed individual who has overcame many obstacles in his life such as being born with cerebral palsy. At the age of 19 he was hit by a car and left for dead. He miraculously survived, however the blood transfusion he received was infected with Hepatitis C. This required bill to undergo a liver transplant at the age of 48. Bill's moto is "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

He started in the Petro Chemical industry 22 years ago, liquidating equipment for a contractor, who had contracts with major Petro Chemical business such as Amoco, Exxon, Shell Citgo and others.

Due to cut backs, Bill was laid off and noticed a great opportunity to buy and sell the equipment he had previously been liquidating. Four years later Bill officially established his in-home business with hopes to grow larger. After many years of hard work and commitment, he was successfully able to build Bamko Surplus into the business it is today with over 30,000 pieces of equipment including parts and glassware.