E.C. Barton & Co.

E.C. Barton & Co.
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E.C. Barton & Co.

Building materials supplier to professionals and do-it-yourselfers. Read more

2012 ProSales 100: Big Numbers
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2012 ProSales 100: Big Numbers

The latest ProSales 100 group increased sales by 7.3% and added scores of new... Read more

2012 ProSales 100 Sorted by Type
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2012 ProSales 100 Sorted by Type

These three lists show who the top ProSales 100 members are when separated based... Read more

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Meek's To Buy 7 E.C. Barton Stores in MO

The Midwest division of Meek's Lumber will acquire seven of E.C. Barton & Co.'s retail building material stores in southwest Missouri. Three will become Meek's yards, while the other four will be consolidated. Read more

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Marching On

As Eugene C. Barton, a second-generation lumberman in Jonesboro, Ark., entered his golden years in the 1960s, he wanted to make sure his firm, E.C. Barton & Co., carried on after he was gone. With little interest from his own family to stay in the business, he transferred ownership to an employee-run board of directors, and gave it the mission of maintaining the company as an ongoing concern. By 1975, that board chose a new ownership structure for the operation, one that Congress had recently introduced: an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP. Read more

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