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About Us

BarnettBates is a family-owned and customer-oriented enterprise serving the entire US market. Here, communication is “king”… from the onset of your project to a satisfactory completion. This assures you of the best possible result – and hopefully makes you a friend who might think of us next time.

The Barnett family has owned and operated the business since 1976, preceded by Bates family ownership which extends back to 1925. The original founder, Albert Bates was an ingenious inventor with more than 300 US patents to his credit. Bates family ownership eventually focused on the manufacture and fabrication of industrial grating. The Barnetts continued this direction and expanded to include a wide variety of fine architectural fabrications and countrywide availability for all products.

Currently, BarnettBates is a growing, easy-to-work-with and extremely competitive countrywide single source for all types of grating – aluminum, steel, heavy duty steel, plank-type safety grating, fiberglass as well as other specialty types of grating including stainless steel. Our unique grating capabilities feature the industry’s narrowest spacing for aluminum grating. Also, our gratings can accommodate ADA requirements for wheelchair accessibility and also provide safe/sure footing for all types of footwear – from work boots to ladies shoes with the narrowest of high heels.

In addition, BarnettBates custom fabricated and color-coordinated architectural accents (fencing, equipment enclosures, infills, gates, sunscreens, etc.) can enhance and add the finishing touch to large or small architectural design projects. More than a dozen open pattern and louver styles offer a “feature material” range appropriate for nearly all architectural design concepts.

“Countrywide Authorized Orsogril Fabricator – 10 years” We have all-important long term experience. Others do not. Use our helpful CSI-Spec guideline to specify BarnettBates for Orsogril custom fabrications. We’ve provided expert design/fabrication and helpful input to architects for many years. Give us a call to discuss your project.

Get fast/fair budget quotes and/or specific quotations along with a brief discussion of connections/component sizing or other topics where we might provide some helpful input. We also offer samples of all materials and a wide variety of completed-project digital photos to assist client and designer in visualizing design ideas.

Our Process

Fast, Accurate Response to Inquiries

Our knowledgeable sales people are well equipped to address both the complex needs of design professionals as well as the specific requirements of end-users. Our computer-assisted quotation system guides our application specialists through a proven product estimating logic for fast quote response. We quickly evaluate and recommend alternatives that can improve performance and could save you time and money. When you want fast, accurate answers, look to BarnettBates to deliver.

Design/Application Assistance

While we often work from your drawings and specifications, BarnettBates provides custom design services to help you plan your project. Our professional sales staff offers years of experience with all types of commercial/industrial grating applications. Since there are often choices and alternatives for a particular application, we can help you choose the most economical and practical type of grating and installation method based on loadings, type of use and general arrangement.

Custom Fabrication

Many industrial areas require detailed fabrication to fit grating around tanks, piping, structural members and other obstacles. BarnettBates experience assists in properly planning the grating layouts for these difficult areas. The finished product must have proper load bearing strength and should be detailed for ease of installation and minimum waste. As your "single source" for all types of grating and related products, BarnettBates offers one number to call for fast, accurate pricing and application information. Whether the project is big or small, you can depend on us to help make your job easier. Call us with confidence whenever your job requires any type of grating or stair treads.