History of Barbco Inc.
Barbco, Inc. is a manufacturer of horizontal earth boring machines, directional drills, tunneling machines, auger and other related products for use in underground applications.
The company was founded by James S. Barbera in August of 1989. Jim had many years of experience
in the auger boring industry having been a utility contractor and having built and sold auger boring equipment. The first shop was located in Twinsburg, Ohio but that location was quickly outgrown. The company then moved to Perry Township, near Massillon Ohio, where Barbco manufactured auger and boring machines.
In 1992, the company moved to Canton Ohio, and refurbished an abandoned steel plant. At this location Barbco expanded its product line to include Boring Machine Tunnel Attachments (BMTA’s) and Directional Drills. In December of 2002, Barbco moved to its present location in East Canton, Ohio. The 8 acre facility provides Barbco with ample existing manufacturing space and the ability to expand as the need arises.
In 1995 Barbco introduced its line of directional drills which range in size from the 25,000 lbs. to the 1,000,000 lbs. Barbco, Inc. is dedicated to providing the highest level of products and services to the underground industry and operates under a focus mission statement and set of goals.