The founder of BMF always had “flour on his hands”. That’s because Cloyd Barnes, Sr. took a great deal of interest in the baking industry and gained a great deal of knowledge over the years about the equipment that commercial bakers used– so much so that he started his own company, CK Bakery Machinery International in 1982!
He founded the company with the belief that there was a worldwide market for installing, maintaining and rebuilding bakery equipment. Although its beginnings were small, the need for its service was great. The product line offered in those days was very narrow, compared with the much broader line of products offered today. But, the company grew quickly on the strength of the quality and dedication that went into every job. Many companies in the commercial baking industry sought them out for their advice and expertise.
Cloyd Barnes, Sr. built the business with the belief that you are only as good as your last job and that your reputation is not everything… it’s the ONLY thing! With this philosophy in mind, today’s BMF was born in 1985.
During the late 1980’s, when the availability of used equipment was low, the demand for baking equipment was growing so rapidly that the only way to meet that demand was to introduce the company’s own line of high-quality machinery. It was a natural step for BMF to begin building its own machinery. In the early 1990’s, the company began to aggressively pursue business internationally, earning a reputation for innovative machine design, precision engineering and high standards of manufacturing quality along the way. The equipment we produce can be geared specifically for your needs.