We are family owned and operated for over 90 years and supply some of the largest apparel manufacturers and retailers in the world. R.T. Barbee has always strived for the best service and quality products at competitive prices.

Whether you are using our forms on your sewing floor or our shelf tags in your stores, we have always exceeded our customers’ expectations.

Our History

Established in 1925, R.T. Barbee Company was originally launched to sell printing equipment and supplies to the public school systems.
The company was purchased in 1961 by John L. Schrum, Jr. and began selling printed forms to the apparel industry.
During the year 2005 we focused on improving manufacturing efficiencies; which has allowed our expansion into Central America, Canada and the Caribbean. Today we proudly serve our customers in over 10 countries.
We Manufacture all our printed goods in house at our US home office in Charlotte, NC, and ship through our distribution facilities in Central America.

Our Direction

R.T. Barbee is experiencing major growth in the domestic retail market by way of pharmacies, convenience stores, grocery stores and other retailers. Our manufacturing of laser and continuous shelf tags / labels is becoming a major part of our company. We have expanded our manufacturing capabilities in the first quarter od 2011 by purchasing new equipment . We are exited and optimistic about the growing shelf tag/ label market.

Global Capabilities

We communicate critical information to our customers through our efficient distribution network. Our global platform allows for locally inventory which enables quick and cost-effective delivery of our product. Our distribution network paired with local representation ensures smooth implementation from start to finish.
We are currently selling to customers in over 10 countries including: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Canada.