SMC has third highest year in sales in 2015

For the Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Sidney Manufacturing Co. (SMC) is a well-established manufacturer of material handling equipment used in conveying wet and dry bulk materials. Some of the materials are grain, wood by-products, animal feeds, pet foods, coffee beans, brewer’s barley & malt, fruits and vegetables.

President Steve A. Baker has released the following report:

The year 2015 started out with a slow production schedule and it was one of our more challenging years in many aspects. However, it turned out to be a positive and successful year with total sales being the third highest in company history.

The SWR Drag Conveyor and the Special Purpose Personnel Elevator remain our top two products. We had a slight increase in the SWR shipments, while the SPPE’s and Support Towers were approximately the same as the previous year. We also manufactured Bucket Elevators, Gates and Valves, a Distributor and Screw Conveyor. We shipped several Drag Conveyors to Canada, while the remaining products were shipped across the United States.

We experienced a greater demand in 2015 from our pet food customers to provide a food grade finish which means full welds grinded down to a specific tolerance. We have seen this trend coming and expect that all of our pet food customers will require the food grade finish in the future.

The After Market/Repair Parts that we provide keep our equipment running smoothly and producing for our customers. The immediate availability of repair parts along with quality customer service is what brings customers back each year. The continued success of our company is due in a large part to our loyal and dedicated employees who range in service from five months to forty three years.

We are very excited as our company is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 and we are forecasting it to be another strong year. We are the oldest and longest continuous manufacturer in Sidney and Shelby County, as our heritage originates back to 1859.

Paul Borders is the executive vice president. of the company.

For the Sidney Daily News