Our Story

Valence Industrial fused JR Buck Industries and HB Products together in 2020. We are committed to bringing more jobs to local American communities, employing talented innovators and specialists in their craft.

Lexington, Kentucky

Rene Buck didn’t know that she had stumbled upon the start of something important when she walked into a small manufacturing plant back in 2004. What began with a six-month commitment to help her husband, James, grew into 16 years of building a culture of teamwork and a focus on the customer.


Together, James and Rene Buck founded a company upon the belief that innovative methodology begins with the fundamental respect of employees. From there, they developed a workplace where support was evident and growth

was encouraged.

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Sidney, Ohio

Mike Bales was motivated to start HB Products out of a dedication to the production of quality products coupled with a sense of loyalty to employing people in his local community. Terry Griner, who shared Mike’s passion, joined the company shortly after as co-owner.


For over 40 years, HB Products has grown as both, a company and as a family. Outside of the factory at important celebrations and milestones, there’s sure to be well-wishes received from friends and colleagues. All know that they matter in the halls of the office– and in the open spaces of the factory.

Meet the Team

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Chuck Pisciotta


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Chuck Warner

General Manager, Sidney

Rich Barker

General Manager, Lexington

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Samantha Mooney

VP, Business Development

Ryan Lawson

Business Development Manager, S. Ohio, S. Indiana & W. Virginia

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Terry Griner

Business Development Manager, Sidney

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Josh Price

Project Manager

Matt Hughes

Operations Manager

Adam Rose

Manufacturing Engineer

John Cromika

Assistant General Manager / Business Development

Susan Dearinger

Office Manager

Mark Gibson

Operations Manager