About Us

BioLube has over 80 years of woodworking experience. Many will recognize us as the Barker Inc. who originally introduced Lubie® products in 1993.   


Mike Herzog spent his 45 year career with H B Fuller Company in various management positions ranging from Plant Manager to Southern Woodworking Manager.  Mike’s business philosophy can be summed up in one simple statement “only when our customers are satisfied with our service and our products are we successful”.

Bob Pennycoff spent 15 years as the Lubie® Division Manager for Barker Inc. and then 5 years as the Lubie® Manager for Adhesives and Equipment. From sawyers to mill owners, those who know Bob will attest to his honesty, integrity and willingness to resolve any problem. Bob has always been the driving force in developing new coolant and grinder products.

George Barker started Barker Inc. and the Lubie® brand in 1993 after a successful career in the aviation industry. The Lubie® product line evolved over the years as a result of the demand for more cost efficient and ecologically friendly lubricants and coolants.

We have established a network of stocking partner distributors throughout the United States and Canada to provide you with the products you need and technical assistance.