Barnes Group (B) makes parts used in a range of manufacturing and industrial applications, from parts for jet engines to mechanical springs. The company's customers are found in markets ranging from farm equipment to medical devices and include General Electric, Rolls-Royce, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The company's international exposure is larger than its international sales, because a good portion of Barnes Group's sales to its biggest client, GE, are destined for international end markets even though they are booked as domestic sales. General Electric and its affiliates accounted for 21% of the company’s total sales in 2009.(Read more at Wikinvest )