Five Rivers Hydraulics, Inc. was founded in 1979 in New Market, TN, to meet the hydraulic repair needs of local mining, construction companies and municipalities. As the company grew, so did our customers expectations. The refuse industry was using double acting multistage cylinders exceeding twenty-nine feet; mobile hydraulic cranes were being built larger every year, so we knew something had changed. By 1984, Commercial Hydraulics, Inc. was created in Knoxville, TN to focus on pumps, valves, motors, and power units so that Five Rivers Hydraulics could restructure the facility to specialize in repair and manufacture of hydraulic cylinders. With this approach on being able to specialize, new equipment was purchased and capabilities were increased to accommodate larger cylinders.
In 1990 Barker Fluid Power Products, Inc. formerly in Knoxville, TN, and later moved to New Market, TN was purchased to augment the products and services then offered by our other companies. Today each company specializes in different areas of fluid power and inventories are stocked accordingly.
Our customers range from chemical, industrial, mining, refuse, construction, and marine industries. Although we have grown in size, we still maintain the flexibility to service and support our customers.