Claude Barber – Founder.
Claude Barber purchased Plant Machine Works in 1977 and laid the ground work for the company that it is today. His vision was to provide our customers with the highest quality of work at a fair cost. In order to achieve this, Claude created a culture with core values centered on honesty and integrity. These values have formed the basis for how we operate today.
In 2006 Tommy Barber became the second generation owner of Plant Machine Works and has maintained the core values that his dad set for the company back in 1977. In order to grow with the industry demands and needs of our customers, Plant Machine Works has expanded by adding many CNC machines to the line-up.
Tommy’s son Travis is being groomed to take his place as the future leader of Plant Machine Works. We have a secondary team of young individuals, working closely with our management team, that are also being groomed in every aspect of the company’s operation and management. This is our future.
Our management team consists of Bobby Williams, VP of Operations; Kirk Jones, VP of Project Bidding and Management Representative; Brian Richardson, Repair Shop Superintendent; and Charlie Thompson, Millwright Forman; have a combined industry experience of over 125 years. Within our CNC department, our programmers have over 40 years of combined experience. It is this experience that has allowed Plant Machine Works the ability to be consistent in an ever changing industry and be able to provide a high quality product year after year.