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balance bar

[′bal·əns ‚bär]
(civil engineering)

balance beam, balance bar

A long beam, attached to a gate (or drawbridge, etc.) so as to counterbalance the weight of the gate during opening or closing.
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"It's only really in the US that the market for more specialist nutrition bars has emerged from the relative obscurity of the sports nutrition sector and into the mainstream," says Lu Ann, "and this has been led by three players--Powerbar, Balance Bar and Clif--which pioneered the US energy bar market in the 1990s." In 2000, major food multinationals looking to penetrate the upcoming health and convenience markets snapped two of the three companies up.
Based in the Northeast, Balance Bar competes in the market for nutrition and energy bars.
To register for the 2004 BALANCE BAR Adventure Series, call (203) 352-5216 or visit www.balaneebaradventure.com.
The July 24 Balance Bar event will involve nearly 1,000 participants at Henry Hagg Lake outside Portland.
With support from Eddie Bauer, Armstrong Wood Products, Crystal Geyser, IKEA, Balance Bar, and a host of individuals, organizations, and agencies, we planted 3.8 million trees in 2001 to restore damaged forest ecosystems on public lands.
Blanche's Dad created balance bar sledding apparatus
Why else would Nestle have bought PowerBar, Kraft have bought Balance Bar, and Rexall Sundown have bought Met-Rx?
In February, its Kraft Foods, the nation's largest packaged foods company, acquired Balance Bar and Boca Burger, Inc., a privately held early pioneer in developing non-meat burgers.
In related news, Kraft Foods last month aequired Balance Bar, Caipinteria, Ca]if, a nutrition energy bar firm for $268 million giving Kraft a strong entry into the nutrition/energy bar category.
The company licenses Balance Bar Company to market a line of nutritional meal bars under the Jenny Craig brand.
(GAZ621) JAMES WOLFE, CEO of BALANCE BAR COMPANY (BBAR), describes the company's business and its background; prospects for the industry, with positive and negative trends; competitive threats; strategic opportunities for the firm including its marketing plans and acquisition potential; management strength and organization; and the financial prospects of the firm looking forward.
Armed with an eraser and the collective unconscious of a people like me who consider themselves African first and American second, I walk the tightrope of art for art's sake versus socially conscious art; I use the balance bar on the literary tightrope to be both a communicator for the masses and a chronicler of a people; and I try not to lose any sleep over my own tortured nightmares about whether or not White folks accept me as a writer (or Black folks, for that matter).