Jonesboro, Ark. — The E.C. Barton & Company board of directors has announced the selection of Mark Biggers as the new president of the company. Biggers assumed the new role on June 1, and succeeds Niel Crowson as president. Biggers is the sixth president for the company since it began in 1885 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
“We are excited to welcome Mark into our work family at E.C. Barton and Company,” said Niel Crowson, past president and chairman of the board of directors. “As a 100% employee owned company, it was vital that we identified a new president that brought the experience and skills needed but would also be a good fit with our culture. We were fortunate to find those qualities in Mark, who is local to northeast Arkansas. His foundational traits of a strong work ethic, loyalty, and balance will position him well to lead our company into the future.”
“I am honored for the opportunity to join a company with such a successful history and an equally bright future,” Biggers said. “I am a firm believer that people are the most important part of any successful business. As an employee partner owned company, E.C. Barton & Company is a shining example of this. I look forward to working with our partners as we continue to bring quality home improvement products at the guaranteed lowest price to our customers.”
In addition to Biggers’ announcement, E.C. Barton & Company announced the opening of five new brick and mortar locations. The company is also in the final stages of a rebranding initiative that will align the discount division (currently known as Surplus Warehouse and Bargain Outlet) under one flagship name—Home Outlet.