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Company History

BWS Distributors was formed in 1962 by Ted Barton, Forrest Wright and Thurman Sneed as a construction materials company, supplying the construction industry with construction specialties.

In 1970, under the direction of current President/CEO Robert Barton, we respond to a growing need by becoming a full-service industrial safety equiptment supplier.

BWS Today

BWS continues to be a full-line, full-service supplier. We specialize in instrumentation and breathing apparatus. We maintain a complete repair facility for the instruments and self-contained breathing apparatus which we distribute.

We continue to expand and update our product lines to provide you, our customers, with the latest products in the safety equiptment field, and the technical expertise to back them.

We also provide training certificates on many of the products in the safety equiptment field, with the technical expertise to back them.

We also provide training certificates on many of the products we distribute, and offer expertise in the areas of gas detection instruments and self-contained breathing apparatus.

While we at BWS primarily serve California, we provide equiptment and training throughout the United States, and promise prompt delivery.

Certified Instructors

BWS Distributors is one of the few safety equiptment suppliers to have on-staff U.S. Department of Labor (Mine Safety and Health Administration) certified instructors in:

  • Mine Gas Training
  • Accident Prevention
  • Noise Level Monitoring
  • Instructor Surface Mining
  • Instructor Underground Mining
  • Mine Emergency Training
  • Mine Rescue Training

Safety Equiptment Assistance

BWS Distributors stands ready to assist you in your efforts to providea safer workplace for your employees, to comply with the requirements of OSHA, and to provide assistance in any of your special or complex safety requirements. Our focus is on keeping your costs to a minimum through the proper utilization of safety

The BWS Distrubution Team

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Robert Barton, President
Steve Moratto Image
Steve Moratto, V.P Purchasing
Rob Barton Image
Rob Barton, V.P. Sales
Wendy Beseda Image
Wendy Beseda, Accounts Receivable
Rick Wright Image
Rick Wright, Inside Sales
Robert Martinez Image
Robert Martinez, Inside Sales
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