Sources: Smith-Midland Corp., Midland, Va.; CP staff
Smith-Carolina timed a November 1 open house for its new $3 million operation in Reidsville, N.C., with National Precast Concrete Association-sponsored Precast Days activities across North America. The event spotlighted a 15,000 -sq.-ft. plant enclosure located on a 46-acre plot geared to future expansion.
Key features of the new facility include a batch plant with 4-yd. mixer and production bay with two 20-ton overhead bridge cranes. Initial casting has begun on high-demand products like the J-J Hooks highway barrier. Smith-Carolina will steer first year production toward expanding sound wall panel and post market share, plus all-precast Easi-Set and Easi-Span Building offerings. Expectations for 2020 include the addition of 10 new hires and ramp up to full utilization by year end.
“We are looking forward to having the capacity to handle a burgeoning market area and increasing demands of our customers long into the future,” says General Manager Rod Smith.
“Opening the new facility builds perfectly on our 60 years of company history,” adds Smith-Midland CEO Ashley Smith.
Smith-Midland launched the Carolina namesake upon its 1979 arrival in Reidsville. The plant has been oriented to J-J Hooks, highway sound wall and Easi-Set product shipments, plus a host of custom precast structures.