New Smith-Carolina Plant Open for Production
October 30, 2019 | Associate / Plant News
Smith-Midland Corporation’s new North Carolina precast concrete plant, Smith-Carolina has opened for business. In conjunction with the National Precast Concrete Association’s Precast Days event on November 1st, Smith-Carolina is holding a community Open House to show off the new $3 million facility.
The 15,000 square foot enclosed plant sits on a 46 acre yard at 654 Freeway Drive in Reidsville, NC, allowing plenty of room for future expansions. New features include a large capacity 4-yard concrete batch plant, and two 20-ton overhead bridge cranes. Initial production has already begun on high-demand products like the market leading J-J Hooks precast concrete highway barrier. Emphasis in the first year will be on expanding market share in Sound Wall panel and posts, and our lineup of all-precast Easi-Set and Easi-Span Buildings. Expectations for 2020 include the addition of 10 new hires and full capacity production by the end of the year.
“We are really looking forward to having the capacity to handle a burgeoning market area and increasing demands of our customers long into the future,” said Rod Smith, General Manager.
Smith-Carolina originated in Reidsville in 1979 when the Smith-Midland Corporation expanded its operations to North Carolina. The Reidsville facility produces high-quality precast concrete products including J-J Hooks highway safety barrier, highway sound wall, Easi-Set precast concrete buildings, and many other custom precast products. Smith-Carolina is now the newest precast manufacturing plant within the publically traded Smith-Midland Corporation (SMID), serving customers along the eastern seaboard from New York to Florida.
“Opening the new facility builds perfectly on our 60 years of company history,” said Ashley Smith, Smith-Midland CEO. “Our grandfather, David Smith would be proud of what we are accomplishing.”
For more information on Smith-Carolina, call (336) 349-2905.
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