Baron Yarborough has joined the Birmingham Fastener family of companies as the General Manager of Champion Manufacturing. Champion, a rubber gasket manufacturer in the greater Houston area, was recently acquired by Birmingham Fastener, one of the nation’s most prominent fastener manufacturers.
Yarborough has been a rising star in the fastener industry, involved in many industry organizations, including the Fastener Training Institute. He is currently the Chairman of the Southwestern Fastener Association.
In his new role, Yarborough will be leading the manufacturing and sales of rubber gaskets for the waterworks industry. His strong leadership skills and proven track record of success are valuable assets that will allow Champion to experience strong, sustaining growth.
Yarborough and his team will be working closely with Birmingham Fastener to supply American-made products to the waterworks industry. Both Champion and Birmingham Fastener have grown their businesses around the waterworks industry since the 1980s. With the acquisition of Champion, the two companies strengthen their manufacturing diversity and product offering to better serve their customers.
“I am so pleased to be joining the Birmingham Fastener family and joining the ranks of so many industry rockstars,” says Yarborough, “Champion has a proven track record of producing high quality gasket for many industries and we are all very excited for the opportunity to expand upon that legacy.”
About Birmingham Fastener: Founded in 1980, Birmingham Fastener is a leading domestic manufacturer and distributor of fasteners for structural steel fabrication, metal building manufacturers, water works, OEM, and MRO. The Birmingham Fastener family of companies consists of multiple locations across the nation. In 2018, Birmingham Fastener received the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year award.
About Champion Manufacturing: Founded in 1983 in Magnolia, Texas, Champion Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of rubber gaskets for the waterworks industry. They specialize in mechanical joint, push-on, and custom gaskets.