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"Owning Safety" for our families, for ourselves, and for each other has a powerful impact on why we do what we do. It's not about what we protect ourselves from, it's about what we protect ourselves for.

Aaron Glendenning Safety & Environmental Director
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“Focus on the customer” It doesn’t matter what our department or our job title. At BARD, we all do whatever is needed to be sure the customer, our customer, gets the best service and products every time.

Kevin Averkamp Equipment Director and Fleet Manager
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Resilient people use positive emotions and experiences to handle our negative setbacks. At BARD, we make the choice to be positive and resilient even in the face of adversity.

Steve Kluesner Central Region Area Manager
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By Acting as One BARD, we are able to maintain effective communication across all areas of the company, giving us a edge when approaching challenges that arise in an always changing and competitive marketplace.

Kenny Kuhlman Assistant Production Manager
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“Always Learn, Do, and Improve” is something I carry with me daily in my professional and personal life. No one is perfect; mistakes will happen. How we learn from those mistakes and move forward is what’s important. You don’t learn to walk from a book, you learn by trying.

Aaron Peterson East Region North Area Manager


Be Humble

Being humble doesn't mean thinking less of ourselves: it means thinking about ourselves less. We are all willing to “sweep the shop” and are not worried about who is right, but what is right.

Build and Maintain Relationships

We succeed when we build and maintain relationships based on trust by communicating consistently, authentically, honestly, and with respect. We take a genuine interest in each other, show appreciation, and do not make remarks at each other’s expense. It’s more than just words; people never forget how you made them feel.

Choose to be Positive and Resilient

We accept that challenges are inevitable but we face them with positivity and resilience. We refuse to play the victim; we take ownership, find opportunities, and take action. We recognize that positivity is a choice — a choice that takes practice. Our positive choices make us healthier, more productive, and resilient; these choices improve our relationships and, ultimately, our lives.

Always Learn, Do, and Improve

Progress, not perfection. The goalpost is always moving and we accept this challenge by continually learning, growing, and improving in all that we do. We never hesitate to ask or explain ‘why.’ Setbacks are part of the process, but we commit to learning from our mistakes, and moving forward. Be a self-starter — there is always something to do and learn. We understand that small daily improvements lead to innovation and extraordinary results.

Own Safety

Safety is not a department, it is a mindset woven into the very fabric of everything we do. A strong safety mindset enables us to focus on making decisions that mitigate risk and get the job done safely. For our families, for our co-workers, and for ourselves: we are all safety managers.

Commit to Quality

Everyone plays a role in quality and we commit to it in all of our processes. We are professional in our actions and take pride in our work and workplace. Quality is never an accident: it takes discipline, diligence, and a conscious effort in order to make the right choice of many alternatives.

Focus on the Customer

Everything starts with the customer, so we make every interaction count. We show them respect, appreciation, and never take their business for granted. We take the time to understand each customer's expectations and then strive to exceed them. We recognize that we're in this together: at the end of the day, their success is our success.

Act as One BARD

There is no “they” at BARD, there is only “we” – we commit and support each other as a team, as One BARD. As stakeholders, we take ownership by accepting accountability and sharing responsibility for achievements and challenges as One BARD. We choose to be part of the solution.


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Top Workplace Award, 2015-2018

As part of our ongoing effort to be the Employer Of Choice. BARD Materials has partnered with Gallup, a worldwide leader in Employee Engagement. We choose Gallup because we believe their Q12 Survey best aligns with our Purpose and provides the Information necessary to drive Employee Engagement Across Every Level of the Company. We are proud to have ranked above 34% of Worldwide Survey Participants in 2019. BARD Materials is committed to achieving the highest levels of Employee Engagement to continue ranking as a top workplace.

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