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Top 10 Ways to Benefit Working at SMITH Manufacturing

  1. Live SMITH 5 Core Values
  2. Get to know your SMITH teammates
  3. Participate in leadership programs
  4. Know where we are going, and your role in helping us get there
  5. Implement an impacting recommendation that benefits everyone
  6. Sharpen your skill set with mentors, experts and practice
  7. Contribute to Remove Faster News and Smith University
  8. Help grow your profit-sharing program
  9. Recommend a peer to join us at SMITH
  10. When in doubt, ask for help

In successful businesses, there’s one leader to follow, one value system to believe in, and one process by which to conduct daily operations. Since 1990, our company has been on a journey to become the very best and most-admired surface-preparation equipment manufacturer, and our road to getting there has been filled with many obstacles. But, to help us better navigate through them all, we have discovered a single process called EOS that simplifies everything, so everyone inside our company will understand where we, as a company, are going – and their role in helping us get there.

Our journey began back in 1990 in the garage of a one-bedroom ranch-style home. We did it all; designing, buying, assembling, selling, servicing, and delivering cutters and machines, all to provide a better surface finish to striping and flooring contractors. We had a dream that one day we would build the right company that could deliver the best surface-preparation equipment and cutter tools by a team of smart and talented people who know what it takes to help make the hard removal process (that no one wants to do, especially if our customers are not getting paid for it) to be as fast, easy and reliable as possible, so that customers keep coming back and telling others how great and enjoyable it is to do business with us.

We called our company SMITH, because it was Steven Smith's name that was well known in the pavement-marking industry, serving as President of a large and greatly admired coatings manufacturer. He wanted to leverage the name SMITH to his customers and employees, associating the brand SMITH with quality metal craftsmen which is what SMITH designs, builds, sells, services and delivers with our name proudly front and center to give us no wiggle room to deliver anything but our best – from the best to the best.

Every great company, from Apple, Amazon and Disney to Coke and Starbucks, was built just like ours: with a dream, in a garage, with great people. They hired people – men and women with the right core values – to help them build a company that everyone from employees and customers to vendors, partners and shareholders would admire. There is no real magic to being a great company. Deep down, they all have a collection of people who share their core values; people who are what we call the “Right People” for them.

Here is what the 'Right People' means to SMITH, and the types of people who excel at SMITH possess the 5 Core Values that describe what Right People look like for our company, where we incorporate the use of our Core Values into all of our key people-related core processes, including when we hire, promote, review, reward, and yes, even fire.

  • Core Value #1: Passion

    A SMITH employee is truly passionate, meaning we truly love what we do and endeavor to be the very best at helping our customers and our fellow SMITH employees succeed- even when no one is watching or may ever even know what we did.

  • Core Value #2: Team Oriented

    A SMITH employee is an appreciative and helpful team player who treats everyone with respect and knows that as a member of the SMITH team, we will achieve more working together.

  • Core Value #3: Strong Work Ethic

    A SMITH employee has a strong work ethic, a sense of urgency, and perseveres to get things done right and on time.

  • Core Value #4: Responsible

    A SMITH employee demonstrates personal responsibility with a can-do attitude by showing up on time, doing what we say will do, and paying attention to the little details that make a big difference, while always holding ourselves accountable for our actions.

  • Core Value #5: Solutions Oriented

    A SMITH employee is solutions oriented, meaning we are a helpful resource to our teammates and customers, as well as being innovative and inquisitive in how we can make the hard removal work faster and easier. Our thirst for knowledge and a never-stop motor is why our customers seek us out and continue to come back.

    We hope these Core Values are not surprising, or worse, ring hollow. Our 5 Core Values define the best part of who we are and the types of people we want to bring in and work with and have set a bar over which every one of us must pass. To get to great in the future, we are committed to surrounding ourselves with the kind of people who possess our 5 core values and we will be working with those that are struggling so that ultimately, we can look back with pride on both the great company we built and the quality of people that we have had the pleasure of working with; people who helped make every one of us the best we could be.
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