Barbco added a new addition to the East Canton building, a clean air facility where equipment could be assembled and prepared for shipping.

In December, the company moved to its headquarters to East Canton, Ohio, as eight-acre facility with ample manufacturing space and room to grow.

Responding to customer needs, Barbco set out to build machines with even more versatility and power. The company introduced a new line of directional drills, which ranged in size from 25,000 lbs. to 1,000,000 lbs.

With space issues hampering the manufacturing process, Jim looked to move the company to a new location in Canton. Barbco took on the challenge of taking an old abandoned steel plant and refurbishing it to meet the growing demand of Barbco equipment. Barbco expanded its product line to include Boring Machine Tunnel attachments (BMTA’s) and Horizontal Directional Drills (HDD).

Barbco moved its operations from Twinsburg to Canton, Ohio. This first Canton plant was small indeed but had the capacity to take on larger projects such as the first Barbco Auger Boring Machine (ABM).

After years of working in the auger boring industry, James S. Barbera founded Barbco in August of 1989. With a small machine shop in Twinsburg, Ohio, his commitment to building quality products and delivering exceptional customer service solidified the company’s position as a leader in the underground construction industry.