Jun 2016 Barber-Nichols is honored to have been selected as a 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch winner! This program was created by the Edward Lowe Foundation in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to honor Colorado companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating jobs, enriching communities, generating new industries, and fueling Colorado’s economic engine!
Barber-Nichols’ main mission is technical problem-solving, designing, engineering, and manufacturing of turbomachinery specializing in turbines, compressors, fans, blowers, and pumps for aeronautic, cryogenic, defense, power generation, fuel cell, space flight, and other commercial/industrial applications. As a supplier of custom/specialty turbomachinery solutions, often supplied to customers who are themselves building advanced systems, BNI is faces with innovation challenges on every job. It maintains its innovative edge with continual learning on all levels, adding bright, creative people to the organization with their own new areas of expertise and fostering a culture of collaboration to help bring the best ideas in both the aerospace and defense industries. BNI, founded in 1966, has delivered products typically reserved for major aerospace integrators.
BNI has designed and built a variety of rocket engine turbopumps for customers such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic. BNI’s ability to deliver thoroughly engineered designs with a strong dose of design for manufacturability, and the capability to make and inspect the required high precision components, has made it a go-to U.S. company for new space companies. BNI has established endowed engineering scholarships at both University of Colorado and Colorado State University, as well as a general education scholarship at Red Rocks Community College , where a portion of the scholarships are directed to the Precision Machining Program.