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Halbar is a leading Electronic and Industrial Manufacturer’s Representative serving OEMs and Distributors in the Northwest Territory that includes Western Canada.

We’re committed to long-term customer and principal relationships with the highest degree of customer satisfaction.

Halbar was founded in Southern California in 1960 and expanded to Seattle, WA and the NW market in 1974. In 1989, Robert Shane moved from Halbar’s Southern California office to help form Halbar PNW. A few years later Halbar acquired RTS, Inc and the two companies working together formed the present day Halbar-RTS, Inc.

Over the years, Halbar-RTS has demonstrated a consistent pattern of year-over-year sales growth and a relatively stable linecard of principals. This consistent performance shows in our long-term employees, stable linecard and proven track record in an ever changing business environment.

Our long-time presence and knowledge of the territory, talented & motivated employees, combined with our systems & promotional activities provide your products immediate access to the Northwest market.

Territories served:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington State
  • Western Canada & British Columbia

Professional Associations


The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), is a not-for-profit association comprised of 400+ independent sales representatives and 200+ manufacturers in the electrical industry. The association’s charter is to develop and to strengthen each company’s sales, marketing, and management skills and to promote the benefits of doing business with an independent sales representative. The association also develops and maintains programs and activities designed to help these independent businesses to conduct their business in an ethical, efficient and productive manner.


From ERA’s Chicago headquarters flow the programs, publications and member benefits that respond to members’ multifaceted needs. A dedicated volunteer corps guides and oversees the operation of an outstanding professional staff, to respond to members’ multiple roles as managers, entrepreneurs, salespeople and employers while enhancing the manufacturers’ representative function.

Since 1935, ERA’s assertive leadership role in promoting and protecting the function has led to the identification of manufacturers’ representatives as equal partners in the field sales and marketing process. ERA gives a voice not only to representatives but to the manufacturers and distributors who partner with them. ERA listens and responds to members and to the forces that impact the success of their companies.


MANA is the trade association for professional manufacturers’ representatives and those who aspire to be professional representatives.

MANA is also the trade association for manufacturers and service providers who know how to partner with their professional manufacturers’ representatives and for those who want to learn how to maximize their representative relationships.