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Management Team:

David Casten, President
Dan Smith, Executive VP Secretary, Treasurer
Dave Richards, VP Regulatory Compliance
Shawn Samples, Corporate Sales Manager

History:

Bud Barton was working for a petroleum products producer, delivering naphtha to dry cleaning establishments in central Iowa until one day in 1938 when the company announced that it was dropping his route. Bud was reluctant to abandon his customers, so he set up an office in his home and went into business. His first task was buying an old truck just to have something to trade in on a new one.

By 1946, Bud Barton had put enough money aside to open his own plant at 116 Forest Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. With inventory capacity, he was ready to expand. That year several major producers appointed him as a distributor of their solvents and chemicals. In 1948 the company opened a second facility in Bettendorf, Iowa.

As Barton Naphtha built a reputation for reliability, new markets developed. In 1952, a Council Bluffs, Iowa facility opened routes in Nebraska. The list of products grew until in 1972 the company name was changed to Barton Solvents, Inc. Then a Wichita plant began serving Kansas in 1979. In 1983 the company moved to a new central plant and established corporate headquarters on N.E. Broadway in Des Moines. A Kansas City plant to serve Kansas and Missouri was opened in 1989. The West Bend, Wisconsin branch was constructed in 2000. In 2019 Barton Solvents added a warehouse in Loveland, CO to service the surrounding area. Today, Barton Solvents is a major supplier of chemical products to thousands of customers in ten states.

Bud Barton passed away on June 21st, 1996. Barton Solvents, Inc. remains a family owned business and Bud's business ethic is still faithfully practiced. A veteran management team remains committed to delivering only quality products, at fair prices, with an extra measure of customer service. Sixty-six years after it began, the spirit is still the same.

Corporate Office:

1920 N.E. Broadway
P.O. Box 221
Des Moines, IA 50301
Tel. 515-265-7998
Fax. 515-265-0259

Website:

www.barsol.com

Main E-Mail Contact:

E-Mail: corporate@barsol.com

Other Branches:

  • Bettendorf, IA
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • El Dorado, KS
  • Kansas City, KC
  • West Bend, WI
  • Loveland, CO Warehouse

Geographic Territory Served (States):

  1. IA
  2. IL
  3. WI
  4. KS
  5. SD
  6. NE
  7. MO
  8. OK
  9. MN
  10. ND
  11. AR
  12. TX
  13. CO

Services Offered:

  • Just in Time Delivery
  • Small Bulk Deliveries
  • Custom Blending
  • Custom Packaging
  • Vendor Managed Inventory Programs
  • NF, FCC, ACS, USP & Kosher Packaging
  • Hazardous Waste Transportation
  • Recycle and Return Programs
  • Private Labeling
  • Formulation Assistance

Market Segments Served:

  • Paint & Coatings
  • Plastic & Rubber
  • HI&I
  • Agriculture
  • Printing
  • Hemp Extraction
  • HVAC
  • Alcohols Beverage & Industrial
  • Oil & Gas

Distributor Specification: (Warehouse sq ft, bulk storage, trucks, trailers)

  • 245,000 sq ft of warehousing
  • Delivery fleet of 172 Vehicles
  • 3.7 million gallons of combined storage

Equipment: (Blend tanks, packaging, lab, etc.)

  • Blend Tanks
  • Packaging
  • Lab
  • Rail

Certifications: (Iso9002, RDP, etc.)

  • ISO 9001:2000 Certification
  • RDP

Affiliations: (NACD, ,etc.)

  • NACD
  • NPCA
  • RCMA
  • ACS Rubber Division
  • PIA/PIM

 

 

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