BRISTOL, Conn., Dec 18, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Barnes Group Inc.
(NYSE: B) today announced the launch of a newly redesigned corporate
web site, www.barnesgroupinc.com. The new site offers a number of
enhancements over the prior version, including improved navigation, a
site search tool and the ability to print individual pages.
"The new site makes it far easier for our constituents to locate
the information they are seeking. We've greatly streamlined the
information on the site, including that of our three business groups:
Barnes Distribution, Associated Spring and Barnes Aerospace. And users
will now have more flexibility in reaching out to us through a
simplified contact form," commented Phillip J. Penn, Barnes Group
Inc.'s Director of Investor Relations.
"We wanted to ensure that this new site was extremely efficient
for the visitor, while at the same time showcasing the brands of
Barnes Group as a whole and each of its three businesses. With this
launch, I believe we've exceeded both of those goals," added John
Donaldson, Vice President of Donaldson Makoski Inc., an image
communications consulting firm located in Avon, Connecticut, that
served as the primary architect of the web site's redesign.
Approximately 50,000 individuals visit the site each year.
Barnes Group Inc. (www.barnesgroupinc.com) is a diversified
international manufacturer of precision metal components and
assemblies and a distributor of industrial supplies, serving a wide
range of markets and customers. Founded in 1857 and headquartered in
Bristol, Connecticut, Barnes Group consists of three businesses with
2002 sales of $784 million: Associated Spring, one of the world's
largest manufacturers of precision mechanical and nitrogen gas springs
and a global supplier of retaining rings and injection-molded plastic
components; Barnes Aerospace, a manufacturer and repairer of highly
engineered assemblies and components for commercial and military
aircraft engines, airframes, and land-based industrial gas turbines;
and Barnes Distribution, an international, full-service distributor of
maintenance, repair and operating supplies. Over 6,100 dedicated
employees at more than 60 locations worldwide contribute to Barnes
Group Inc.'s success.
SOURCE: Barnes Group Inc.
Barnes Group Inc.
Stephen J. McKelvey, 860-973-2132