About Us

A Legacy of Innovation and Excellence

Bard & Bard, LLC, a third-generation company, began in 1939 when James F. Bard founded an oil supply and service company, specializing in installing and renovating gasoline service stations. In 1945, James, along with his father and three brothers, expanded into excavation and steel fabrication, producing steel septic tanks and fuel storage tanks for farm and commercial use.

In the late 1960s, Bard & Bard was commissioned to design a machine that combined dry and liquid materials to create latex paint. This led to the development of the patented Bard turbine, a pivotal innovation still used today.

Responding to the demand for more efficient fertilizer mixing, the Bard brothers developed the Vac-U-Mac blender, revolutionizing the suspension fertilizer industry. With installations worldwide, the Vac-U-Mac remains a leader in the fertilizer and liquid feed sector.

In the late 1990s, the Bard turbine entered the oil and gas industry, demonstrating its high shear capabilities by mixing drilling muds and polymers. Recently, Bard & Bard has expanded into new industries, including aerial fire retardants.

Today, Bard & Bard operates from an 80,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on 100 acres in the Midwest, continuing its legacy of innovation and excellence.

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Enhance crop productivity with our precision blending equipment, designed for effective fertilizer and supplement mixing.

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Oil & Gas

Optimize extraction and processing with durable mixers and storage solutions, built for the demanding oil and gas sector.

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Our mixers and reactors ensure safe, efficient chemical processing, meeting stringent industry standards for quality and safety.

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At Bard & Bard, we collaborate with industry-leading partners to enhance our offerings and deliver exceptional quality and innovation in every project we undertake.

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