History, Mission, Facilities and Capabilites
|Manufacturing Packaging Global Distribution|
|From one man
and a van to world leader...
40 years of dedication to integrity and customer service
|Smitty's Supply, Inc. was founded by Edgar Ray Smith Jr. in 1969 with his wife, George Ann, joining him 3 years later. Having made a small initial investment, Mr. Ray began selling miscellaneous products from his van and used a small room in his house as a warehouse. He sold directly to various accounts such as garages, country stores and auto part stores, being sensitive to their needs and working hard to get them what they asked for. After being on the road for a short time his customers started referring to him as "Smitty", which became his company's name.|
|Establishing the Foundation for Growth|
|Soon after experiencing good response and some success, Mr. Ray and Mrs. George Ann built a small warehouse and were able to buy in larger quantities to better supply their customers. They committed to the guiding principles of honesty, integrity, service and competitive prices which was the catalyst, and continues to be the foundation, for the growth and success of their business. Working through the normal growing pains that required putting every dollar possible back into the business for more expansion, they increased inventory and hired more employees. During this time their sons Ed and George worked after school, weekends and during holidays, showing great interest in the company. Later, David and Mitch did the same. In 1987, after years of consistent growth and expansion of their customer base, they were able to build their first substantial warehouse, which included a retail automotive parts outlet. It now houses their corporate headquarters amidst the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution complex of Smitty's Supply, Inc.|
|This is the Mission of the People of Smitty's Supply, Inc|
We will provide quality products and dependable service
to our customers at competitive prices.
We will challenge ourselves to provide unique products
and service advantages above our competition.
We will seek long-term relationships with both customers
and suppliers based on mutual agreement distinguished
by trust and understanding.
We will endeavor to attract, develop, and retain superior
individuals to safely perform and administer business operations.
We will strive for continuous improvement in all that we do.
|FACILITIES & CAPABILITIES|
|Focusing on Oil and Establishing the Super S Brand|
|It was during those times that Mr. Ray was able to negotiate contracts with major brand oil companies to redistribute their products and the business started to become a lubricant, chemical and ancillary supplier. Demand surged and with large growth spells they realized that to meet customer's requests a house brand was needed that would be Smitty's own, and Super S was developed.||Smitty's is capable of serving your needs with:|
more than 400 dedicated employees
in-house blow molding of 19 different bottles ranging from
2.6oz to 2gal
• 4 injection molders and in-house dry offset printing and
thermal labeling of 5 gal pails and lids
12 blow mold injection machines making in excess of
54 million bottles per year
19 automated filling production lines
12.5 million gallons of bulk storage
8.7 million gallons of bulk storage tanks on site
• on-site grease manufacturing plant
over 450,000 sq ft warehouse space under roof (10+ acres)
state of the art full time lab and testing facilities
every batch of licensed oil produced is tested in our on-site
laboratory for quality assurance
· metals scan · Noack volatility
· TBN, specific gravity/density
· cold temperature and kinematic viscosity
· ASTM color and much more
3 rail spurs holding over 33 rail cars
worldwide distribution of bulk and packaged oils,
chemicals and related products
a large fleet of tractor/trailers, tankers and delivery trucks
and vehicles, including 36 rail cars
complete line of National Brand Products
repackaging for Shell, Pennzoil, Castrol, Quaker State,
Chevron and Texaco
Private Label/ contract blending and packaging
products licensed under API and ILSAC guideline
manufacturer approvals for GM, Detroit, Cat, Cummins,
Volvo and Mack
Smitty's Delivers Bulk...
Complete line of PCMO, HDMO and industrial lubricants
available in bulk
· four compartment tankers available
· outbound rail car service for finished lubricants
· specialty blending upon request
|Gaining Control of Supply to Meet Growing Demand|
|In the beginning, products developed under the Super S brand were contracted out for other suppliers to manufacture. After having success marketing the brand and realizing the potential for growth, it was obvious that Smitty's needed to manufacture the brand in house. This became painfully obvious after trying many suppliers and not receiving the service levels required to be able to resell and keep customers satisfied. These circumstances encouraged Smitty's to become the supplier to their customers they could not find for themselves. Supply lines and storage facilities were expanded, substantial on-site manufacturing capabilities established, and Super S took off to become one of the broadest and most complete product lines in the industry. Today, Smitty's manufactures 95% of the products in the Super S brand which represents 70% of the company's annual revenue, with only a few ancillary products contracted to other manufacturers.|
|Where Smitty's is Today|
|In 2000 the company was sold by Ray and George Ann Smith to their four sons. Since then, Smitty's has acquired additional contracts with other major brand companies to now include the Shell, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Chevron, Texaco, Castrol, Valvoline and Mystik brands and also has developed three more house brands, SureGuard, TriStar and CustomPlus to complement the Super S brand. Smitty's distributes these and many other brands and ancillary products nationwide and to over 50 foreign countries. Smitty's also manufactures products for other national companies under their proprietary brand names.Today, Ed Smith is the sole owner of Smitty's Supply.|
Smitty's Supply, Inc. is now one of the leading manufacturers in the world of lubricants and related products, delivering products of the highest quality at the most competitive pricing.
|Smitty's Supply, Inc.||
Quality Products Dependable Service Competitive Prices