Barclay Roto-Shred Has New Owners
Manufacturing moves to Ohio but Barclay name remains
The Biehn Family, Ohio-based investors in multiple industrial companies, has acquired Barclay Roto-Shred, Inc., a Stockton, California based OEM tire shredder manufacturer. Barclay Roto-Shred will operate under the name Barclay Roto-Shred, LLC, the companies said.
CEO Chuck Biehn said the company has worked with Barclay Roto-Shred and owner Mark Diemunsch for many years. “When Mark indicated he was interested in retiring, our shareholders thought it made perfect sense to purchase the company to keep the Barclay Shredder legacy alive. We’re very excited about the opportunity to continue to bring the tire shredding market this high-quality machinery,” he said.
“I’ve known the Biehn Family for many years and while I am retiring, I will be working closely with them as an advisor during the transition. I’m confident that great things are ahead for Barclay Roto-Shred. I’m looking forward to seeing the expansion that’s planned for the manufacturing facility and inventory,” Mark Diemunsch, owner and CEO of Barclay Roto-Shred, said.
Sales and customer service of equipment will remain in Stockton, California while the new owners ready a 15,000 sq. ft. facility in Miamisburg, Ohio, to house the manufacturing operations of Barclay equipment. “This facility triples Barclay’s current manufacturing space and allows us to increase manufacturing throughput, expand inventory and provide Barclay customers quicker delivery of these high quality machines, “the new Barclay CEO Gregory Billhardt said. While shredders and parts will be shipping out of Ohio, Barclay’s supply chain will remain the same, he said.
Ron Combs, who has been with Barclay Roto-Shred for over 25-years will be leading Barclay manufacturing at the newly tooled facility in Miamisburg, Ohio.
“We’re thrilled to have Ron continue his tenure with Barclay Roto-Shred, LLC. It’s clear that Ron knows Barclay machines better than anyone and his pride of craftsmanship has helped build the Barclay brand to what it is today,” Biehn said.
The acquisition will bring about other changes. As Diemunsch transitions into retirement, Jim Southern, will be taking the role of Sales Manager at Barclay Roto-Shred, LLC to learn the line from Diemunsch. Over time, Southern will assume responsibility for driving the business forward. Southern brings a decade of industrial knife manufacturing experience to the table including significant time spent working with tire recycling OEMs.
“Right now our goal is to make the transition as seamless as possible and continue to service Barclay customers with no disruptions”, Billhardt said. Going forward, the company will continue to enhance customer feedback to improve our equipment and look to new product development including a turnkey Barclay tire processing line,” Billhardt said.
© Scrap Tire News, March 2021