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Precision Waterjet Cutting Gains Competitive Edge

Adirondack HPX delivers improved cutting speed

Every business seeks it, but not every business finds it: the competitive advantage that places them a cut above the rest.

IRC Aluminum and Stainless, based in Portland, Oregon, was founded as a stainless steel and aluminum distributor in 1981. The service center shifted into high gear in 1995 when it purchased its first industrial waterjet cutting system. At the time, IRC envisioned the investment as a way to separate itself from its metal service center peers and gain an edge in serving the growing aluminum boat building industry in the Pacific Northwest. (Download the complete article from FF Journal)

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BARTON & Mid-Atlantic Coatings Wins Award of Excellence

BARTON International and Mid-Atlantic Coatings Wins SSPC Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence 

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., April 22, 2019 — BARTON International and Mid-Atlantic Coatings, Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia — together with the U.S. Navy and Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings — earned the SSPC Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for their work on aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).  The award recognizes exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures, or facilities.

Mid-Atlantic Coatings (MAC) is an environmentally conscious marine blasting and coating contractor that utilizes an innovative approach to surface preparation and preservation.  The company holds the blasting and coating contract for the midlife refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the USS George Washington in progress at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division. BARTON International (BARTON) supplied over 6,000 tons of garnet used on the project including a new abrasive, 30/60 CG ADIRONDACK garnet. (more…)

Joe Kanode Accepts Award for Gulf Coast Chapter of SSPC at Coatings+ Conference

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., April 1, 2019 — BARTON International Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager Joe Kanode, as chairman of the Gulf Coast Chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, recently accepted the award for Outstanding North American Chapter during SSPC’s awards luncheon Monday, February 11 at SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 annual conference in Orlando.

From left to right in the photo are:
• Matt Reilly, Gulf Coast Chapter Vice Chairman
• Joseph Kanode, Gulf Coast Chapter President & Chairman
• Garry Manous, SSPC President (more…)

David Chandler is appointed Southeast Regional Sales Manager

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of David Chandler, Regional Sales Manager for our southeast territory.

Taking over the region following the recent retirement of Neil Southwick, David has assumed sales responsibility for the U.S. states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. His office is based in Georgia, and he is available to personally work with customers throughout the southeast to ensure their satisfaction with BARTON abrasives and waterjet parts.

David brings more than 15 years of progressive sales experience, including work in the steel fabrication and paper industries. I am confident you will find David to be a knowledgeable sales professional eager to assist you in developing solutions for all your abrasive needs. (more…)

BARTON Launches Redesigned Corporate Website

New, streamlined navigation makes finding BARTON blasting abrasives, waterjet cutting abrasives, and parts quick and easy

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., January 17, 2019 – BARTON International has launched a new, redesigned website with a streamlined navigation that offers quicker, easier access to detailed information on its world-class blasting abrasives, waterjet cutting abrasives, and waterjet parts. The site also introduces BARTON’s newly expanded, 4-tiered product line designed to give customers more options to accurately match the abrasive to their performance and budget needs.

“Customers will find locating detailed information about our industry-leading waterjet cutting and blasting abrasives more intuitive than before,” according to Joyce Wolf, marketing manager at BARTON. “We analyzed our customer’s web experience and redesigned access to get them what they need with as few clicks as possible.” (more…)

BARTON International Introduces FUSION® Waterjet Cutting Abrasive at FABTECH 2018

FUSION: Custom-Blended Waterjet Abrasive Delivers Solid Cutting Power and Value

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2018 — BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, will showcase its product line of high-performance abrasives for the waterjet cutting market at FABTECH 2018 (Booth B5819) November 6-8 in Atlanta, where it will introduce its new custom-blended value abrasive, FUSION®.

FUSION is a waterjet abrasive that combines BARTON’s ALLTEK™ HPA® alluvial garnet and ECOTEK™ staurolite mineral abrasives. “We developed FUSION as the newest product in our multi-tiered abrasives line to offer customers a value option for outstanding waterjet cutting,” BARTON International Waterjet Market Manager Thomas H. Riggs said. “FUSION provides cutting power and edge quality that is unrivaled at its level of affordability,”

Riggs noted that FUSION has been engineered as an 80-mesh abrasive that perfectly balances the best of BARTON’s alluvial garnet and staurolite abrasives. “This formulation makes FUSION suitable for a variety of cutting applications.” (more…)


Alluvial Garnet Abrasives Designed for Versatile, Reliable Cutting; High-Quality Results in Grades for Waterjet Cutting, Surface Prep

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., July 18, 2018 — BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, has branded as ALLTEK its line of high-performance alluvial garnet abrasives for the waterjet cutting and surface preparation markets.

ALLTEK waterjet and blasting abrasives provide excellent performance, surface quality, and value. The ALLTEK line includes the HPA brand and is made from top-quality alluvial garnet globally sourced and processed to BARTON’s industry-leading standards.

The ALLTEK brand of best-in-class alluvial garnet abrasives is part of BARTON’s comprehensive, three-tiered line of waterjet cutting and blasting media. ALLTEK joins BARTON’s flagship ADIRONDACK garnet abrasives and the economical, domestically sourced ECOTEK waterjet abrasives introduced earlier in the year. Well-suited to a broad spectrum of applications, BARTON ADIRONDACK, ALLTEK, and ECOTEK abrasives deliver consistent cutting performance and value. (more…)


Revolutionary Cartridge Technology Designed for FLOW* DYNAMIC WATERJET* and DYNAMIC XD* Systems

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., July 9, 2018 — Barton International, a global leader in waterjet abrasives, has introduced the TRIDENT 4, a new, integrated diamond cutting head designed for FLOW* DYNAMIC WATERJET* and DYNAMIC XD* systems.


Abrasive Shortage Sent Fabricator on Frantic Search

BARTON STL abrasive was the perfect solution

Imagine a custom metal fabrication shop that cuts, forms, machines, welds and finishes hoppers and chutes and everything in between, using all types of metals, for the dairy and food processing industries, as well as the wastewater and pharmaceuticals sectors. A local farmer might even come in from the field needing quick fabrication of a bracket. Now, imagine that fab shop running out of the waterjet abrasive upon which its business depends. It nearly happened to Union Grove, Wisconsin-based American Metalcraft Industries (AMI), which unexpectedly had to find a new source of waterjet cutting abrasives

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Woods Hole feels BARTON’s Adirondack HPX hard rock garnet abrasive is essential to their waterjet operation

Adirondack HPX hard rock garnet abrasive.

On any given day, the team at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute fabricate manned submersibles, tethered vehicles and autonomous, free-swimming craft that operate under Antarctic ice, in temperate Atlantic waters, or in the black waters of Challenger Dee, the deepest known point in the Earth’s hydrosphere

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BARTON International Triples Capacity of Warehouse and Processing Center in Port of South Louisiana

Warehouse Ribbon-Cutting Set for May 23

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., May 23, 2017 — BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, recently amped up its capabilities to receive, store, and process BARTON brand garnet following the just-completed expansion of its Port of South Louisiana warehouse and processing center. The project nearly tripled its storage footprint.

To celebrate wrap-up of the expansion project, BARTON International, in conjunction with Associated Terminals, which manages the Reserve, Louisiana, facility, will hold a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the warehouse on Tuesday, May 23. (more…)


BARTON Int’l Names Delroy Ross Operations Director for Two Warehouses in Virginia and Louisiana

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. , May 23, 2017 — BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, has promoted Delroy Ross to director of warehouse operations for two of its garnet abrasives warehouses and processing facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, and Reserve, Louisiana. He previously served as warehouse manager for those facilities.

“Delroy is an accomplished logistics professional who has managed our Chesapeake and Reserve facilities for more than ten years,” BARTON International COO Chuck Barton said. “He has the leadership skills and technical expertise to ensure that our teams deliver superior service, enhance customer retention, and build sales growth.” (more…)


BARTON International’s New E-Store Is Quicker and Easier to Use; Also Accessible From Smartphones and Other Devices

Relaunched Store.Barton.Com Offers Convenience, Affordability, and Extraordinary Selection of World-Class Waterjet Replacement Parts

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., May 23, 2017 — BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, has relaunched its website to make it extra easy, fast, and convenient to order from a selection of world-class waterjet replacement parts and affordable accessories for waterjet cutting equipment.

“Our new e-store offers the most comprehensive lineup of OEM and OEM-style parts anywhere,” BARTON International Marketing Manager Joyce Wolf said. She noted that BARTON’s warehouses in California and Virginia are stocked with hundreds of the most popular parts ready to ship the same day on orders received by 3 PM. (more…)


BARTON was recognized with the 2015 Healthy Workplace of the Year Award from the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC).

The award is presented to a business that demonstrates a commitment to supporting the health and well-being of its employees by the ARCC Adirondack Business Council with assistance from the Health Promotion Center of Glens Falls Hospital. The annual awards ceremony was held on June 16, 2015. (more…)

Making the Right Waterjet Abrasive Choice

The Fabricator, September 2014

Unsure of the proper abrasive to use? See MAKING THE RIGHT WATERJET ABRASIVE CHOICE, authored by Randy Rapple. Selecting the right waterjet abrasive type and size can make a significant difference in the performance and profitability of your waterjet equipment
See full article PDF.