More than fifty years of responsible journalism

Barks Publications, Inc., established in 1969, provides information and resources relevant to electromechanical and electronic application and maintenance. Our products and publications include Electrical Apparatus magazine, the Electromechanical Bench Reference (EMBR), and Barks Books, serving the electromechanical industry and its members.


Electrical Apparatus Magazine

Articles by experts as well as industry insight, comments and classifieds.

Electromechanical & Electronic Application & Maintenance

Education, Technical Articles and Connections delivered monthly.

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The Annual EMBR Directory

Electromechanical, electronic application & maintenance

Massive Listing of Community Members

Serving the electromechanical aftermarket, providing a guide to products, manufacturers, services, and more.

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Barks Books

Books to help augment your skills in the electromechanical, electrical applications and maintenance industry

Your First-Choice Publisher

Continuing education for the electromechanical and electrical applications and maintenance industry

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Our founder

HORACE B. BARKS, 1921-2012

Horace B. Barks, publisher and president of Barks Publications, Inc., died May 1, 2012, following a long illness.

HBBarksMr. Barks set high standards for our publications and made significant contributions to many professional, charitable and community organizations throughout his life.

A recognized leader in the electromechanical industry as well as in publishing, he is remembered with fondness and respect by all who had the privilege of working with him.

Our staff

Electrical Apparatus Magazine

The ElectroMechanical Bench Reference

Barks Books

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