Established in 1964, Southern Machine Works was purchased in 1974 by Frank Burch. Currently, two generations of the Burch family, along with a talented team of engineers, machinists, and other professionals, actively work to build and maintain the Company’s position as the preferred provider for the precision machining and fabrication needs of its customers. Our business continues to thrive by embracing continuous improvement, innovation, unyielding quality, and by placing a high emphasis on our customers experience with SMW. Our goal is to become an irreplaceable supply chain partner for our valued customers.
Conservative business practices have allowed Southern Machine Works to attract and retain high quality machinists even during economic downturns. The average tenure of the company’s employees is over 7.5 years with over 20% of its employees having a tenure of 15 or more years.
As manufacturers of Aerospace, Defense, and Weapons, we place utmost care on the security and privacy of our customers sensitive data. SMW practices continuous improvement methodology to augment our IT data infrastructure and privacy training of our workforce. Our facility is fully ITAR compliant and is closed to the general public. Meetings are by appointment only.
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