Media Fabricators, Inc. was started as an audio-visual service and installation company by Eugene L. Bibbins and Barry Fluster. The original company, conceived in 1970, was called Bargens Audio-Visual. In 1972, Barry Fluster and Eugene Bibbins incorporated the name Media Fabricators.
From 1970-1980, the business concentrated on the design and installation of audio-visual facilities, everything from meeting rooms to entertainment complexes, such as the special effects stages of the Universal Studios tour (which was completed in the summer of 1980). As time went on, the business focus changed to not only include sales and rentals of audio-visual equipment, but also graphics related equipment such as slide film recording and desktop video, with a focus also on computers and peripherals, as they began to play a more important role in the audio-visual world.