Working at Barton

Working at BARTON

History and Products

BARTON is a family-owned business that produces the world’s highest-quality garnet abrasives, and has been doing so for more than five generations.

BARTON is the world leader in garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and surface preparation, and has several product lines of waterjet parts and an abrasive removal tool. BARTON owns and operates mining and milling operations in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

BARTON has primary operations in New York, California, Louisiana, Virginia and Washington, distribution centers nationwide, and a network of sales representatives and product distributors throughout North America.

For more information on BARTON and its products, please see our About Us page.


As an organization, BARTON’s primary objectives are:

  • satisfying the needs of the customer,
  • recognizing and rewarding the contributions of hard-working individual employees, and
  • acting responsibly within our community while simultaneously operating as efficiently and profitably as possible.

BARTON strongly believes that the relationship between managers and employees is based on two-way communication. All of our employees are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to discuss any issue with their manager.

Starting Salaries and Performance Reviews

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to all full-time employees. BARTON’s performance review process includes one formal, written annual performance review and several feedback sessions during an employee’s review period.  We believe continuous feedback is important.


BARTON offers a comprehensive benefit package. Eligible employees have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of benefit plans.  Benefits include: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care), Company-Paid Life Insurance, AD&D and Long-Term Disability, and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

Employees are also eligible to elect voluntary benefits which include: Accident Insurance, Cancer Insurance, Short-Term Disability and Term Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and Dependent Children.  Employees working at the industrial sites receive all the required safety protective equipment, including uniforms and allowances for safety boots and prescription eyeglasses.

All full-time and part-time employees receive paid time off which includes, but is not limited to, holidays, vacation and sick time. BARTON values employees and their desire to continue their education and will reimburse tuition expenses for approved courses that directly relate to an employee’s job duties and/or career path at BARTON.

Job Postings

Please go to BARTON’s job postings page to see a current listing of open positions and to find our job application form.

For More Information

We realize that selecting your next employer is an important decision for you and your career development. We encourage you to contact our Human Resources department for more information.

Human Resources, BARTON, Six Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Telephone: (518) 798-5462; Fax: (866) 218-8752; E-mail:

BARTON is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a drug-free workplace. Thank you for your interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer

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