In 1994, owner Barry Ballew, in a leap of faith and 15 plus years of experience in the machining and fabrication industry, opened a machine shop behind his home in Travelers Rest; consisting of a mere three employees and relying solely on leased equipment. In a short time, business began to outgrow this setting and plans to expand were on the horizon.
1996 brought the establishment of what is now known as B&R Machining and Fabrication, Inc. Hard work and pure dedication to providing customers with the most innovative and reliable services available enabled the company to overcome its rather humble beginnings. This dedication brought forth the phenomenal growth and expansion to serve a very extensive and diverse customer-base encompassing the entire Southeast region and large areas throughout the Midwest.
B&R Machining now boasts two state-of-the-art, full-service facilities both in the growing Upstate area of South Carolina – one in Travelers Rest and the other in Piedmont. The company has also grown in number from the original three employees to currently 20 full-time employees.
With over 45,000 square feet of manufacturing space now available, the company is able to maintain and operate a complete and comprehensive array of modern machining, fabricating, and assembling operations all in a safe, climate-controlled environment.
The fundamentals which started this great company over 20 years ago remain the same. B&R Machining and Fabrication, Inc. is always looking to increase its customer-base and its service area through healthy relationships with customers and reputable business practices that show ethical conduct and social responsibility.
Owner & Operator – Barry Ballew