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About Us

Central Tube and Bar, Inc. is a leading supplier and processor of high quality, prime tube and bar products including round, rectangular and square tube. We serve OEMs, fabricators and service centers in eight South Central states from our ISO 9001:2008 certified facilities in Conway, AR, Tulsa, OK, and Waco, TX. Our state-of-the-art equipment, including precision Tube Lasers, coupled with our value-engineering capability allows us to solve difficult quality and manufacturability challenges for our customer-partners.

History

  Doug Ward founds Ward Enterprises to supply  
cut
tube to Navistar’s Conway Bus Plant.  

         
1996      
      1997    Renamed Central
   Tube And Bar.
CTB Arkansas logo
Tube fabrication for Little Rock   Moved to new 28,000 ft2
  facility on Middle Road.
  
2002      
    Expanded to serve Blytheville
   Expanded Conway
   facility: added racks

   and ERP software.
      2003  
Tube Laser serving Jonesville, AR   Installed first Tube Laser
  At Conway – the BLM
  Adige LT712.
         CTB opens second
   facility in Tulsa, OK.
tube and bar supply to Oklahoma
2006
     
           
tube bending for Missouri manufacturers   Installed BLM Adige CNC
  Tube Bender.

2007    Opened Texas Sales Office.
     
           Installed second
   Tube Laser – Mazak

   Fabrigear 300.
  
new Tube Laser serves Texas fabricators
Awarded Navistar Diamond Supplier
status.   
2008
Dustin Ward, CTB President
  Doug Ward retires.
  Dustin Ward promoted
  to President of CTB.
 
2009    Second consecutive Diamond Supplier award.
   Installed BLM Adige
   LT8 Tube Laser
   at Tulsa.


BLM Tube Laser serves Tennessee OEMs
   
Installed first Flat Table Laser.    2010
Fiber Laser supporting Kansas manufacturers

  Installed first fiber laser:
  BLM Adige LT5.

     
2013
         CTB Tulsa moves to new 55,000 ft2 facility.
2015
CTB opens 3rd facility in Waco, Texas.    2016 Installed 5th tube laser with Fabrigear 400.   
             

Quality

Quality is our mindset. Since our founding, we’ve had to satisfy some of the most stringent quality requirements out there: those of our customers. Our products go into school buses, military vehicles and medical devices – applications that demand zero defect quality. We’ve developed systems for training, production and inspection to meet that challenge and we use state-of-the art CNC machinery to produce repeatable, close-tolerance parts.

Our efforts have been recognized by our customer/partners. For example, we’ve been selected as a Navistar Diamond Supplier twice. But the most gratifying recognition is when a customer/partner bring us into new product programs or sister divisions we have not previously worked with, because they are that confident of our commitment to quality.

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