Arthur van Kralingen


Art was many things to many people. He was instrumental in making Barber Hymac Hydro Inc. the success it is today.

He was a rock. Always willing to lend a hand, always there to support us, even if it didn’t involve the business.

He was a supporter. He encouraged us to be the best versions of ourselves, and always saw the best in people.

He was a leader. He would never ask anyone to do anything he would not do himself.

He was kind. He was a friend. He was family.

He will never be forgotten and will always be missed.


Barber Hymac Hydro Inc., established in 1969, is a “Build to Spec” machine shop specializing in large machining and fabricating and provide comprehensive support services. We have a long and respected history of machining and fabricating in the mining, mineral process, oil and gas, and power generating industries for domestic and export markets. BHHI has proven experience with fabrication and rebuilding of head sheaves, hoist drums, riding rings and trunnions. We have a stable workforce comprised of skilled technicians and craftsmen including certified machinists, welders, and industrial millwrights.

BHHI has some of the largest capacities in the North American Machining Industry:


Crane capacity of up 60 ton with 30 ft lift height


Boring capacity of 12ft x 18 ft working cube


Turning capacity of 30ft and 50 ton


49,000 ft2 of manufacturing space


Fabricating Shop space of 40ft Wide x 35ft high


ISO 9001:2015 Certified


CSA Standard W47.1 Certified

239 Barrick Rd.
Port Colborne, Ontario
L3K 5Z5 Canada


  CWB Certified CSA W47.1