Bates Enterprises is an industrial recycling company that specializes in providing laundry services for safety wear. It offers a range of industrial glove and multifiber cleaning solutions. The company provides protective clothes under the Barrweld brand. Bates Enterprises administers glove management and customized laundering programs. It also offers various scrap recycling, patching, repair and reporting services. The company maintains an inventory of gloves and protective equipment from several manufacturers. In addition, Bates Enterprises provides a selection of industrial safety supplies. It is a member of the South Regions Minority Supplier Development Council, National Safety Council and Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association.