Established in 1900, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company supplies bleached cotton, carded cotton and cushion products to the global marketplace. As the leading producer of all grades of bleached cotton fiber, Barnhardt's business focus is to provide safe and effective grades of finished bleached cotton for use in medical, pharmaceutical, furniture, health, personal care and home care applications. Barnhardt was established in 1900 as a producer of layered batting made from unbleached cotton fibers. The company went on to build its first bleachery in 1929 and another in 1979. In addition to providing its customers with bleached cotton, Barnhardt supplies it own divisions Richmond Dental, Carolina Absorbent Cotton, Carolina Beauti-Products and Intrinsics with bleached cotton as well.