- About Us
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- Why SMITH
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About SMITH Manufacturing
SMITH MANUFACTURING is the industry’s one-stop source for your surface preparation needs, from coating removal to concrete scarifying and traffic line removal. We have the solutions to help you REMOVE-FASTER, safer and more cost-effectively with better surface finishes.
Since 1990, SMITH Manufacturing has assured professional contractors, government agencies, manufacturers and distributors the very best in world-class stripe removers, ultra-premium-life cutters and wear components at the guaranteed best prices. Prior to founding SMITH Manufacturing, Steven Smith was President of Pave-Mark, a leading manufacturer of coatings and application equipment for the line removal industry and one of the first thermoplastic contractors.
Steven first introduced tungsten carbide cutter solutions for stripe removal. The Smith name today is synonymous with ultra-premium quality and long lasting performance. Our suppliers and employees, with a combined century of coatings and removal experience, help our customers find solutions to their toughest surface preparation
Today and in the future, we will challenge ourselves to exceed your expectations and deliver the removal solutions you need to start removing faster now. Thank you for your interest in SMITH Manufacturing’s world-class scarifiers and traffic line erasers. Our mission is to help grow the traffic line removal industry with our surface preparation parts and top-quality partners. As a direct manufacturer, we deliver a comprehensive line of traffic line removal equipment, carbide tipped cutters, ultra-premium grade tungsten carbide and hardened steel cutters, as well as replacement parts to do just that. Whether its vacuum systems, wire brushes, concrete planers, prep drums or road grinders that you are looking for, SMITH carries the products that you need, today and in the future. You can trust the SMITH name.
For your existing removers, our OEM replacement parts, scarifier drums and cutters out-perform the originals. In-house manufacturing of floor striper machines, cutters, rotary drum equipment, and custom surface grinder parts assures that our customers receive the highest-quality, ultra-premium, best performance and on-time delivery.
“SMITH considers manufacturing a core competency and one of the primary ways we are able to give customers an enormous advantage,” says Tim Podgwaite, VP of Operations. “All of our scarifying machines, road milling equipment, surface preparation equipment, prep drums, concrete profilers and coating removal equipment is and will always be custom built in house so we can deliver quality scarification equipment, reliably in the quantities needed by our customers. We are most proud of our research and development of new products while continuously improving our established product line. Solving customer’s removal problems is a challenge I take pride in and with our experienced personnel, flexibility and capabilities, we can ramp up quickly to meet our customers’ demanding schedules.”
We take pride in our ability to respond to customers with unusual surface-preparation problems. In fact, our products were developed in response to customers’ unique removal needs, such as line stripe preparation carbide cutter bits, non-groove cure removal and innovative cutter drums. If you do not see what you need in this catalogue or on our website, contact us, so we can source or develop it for you!
At SMITH we continue to improve our products and introduce new and innovative cutters and removal tools for use on the next generation of traffic line removal and surface preparation equipment. Now you can say goodbye to those unwanted pavement markings. Our goal is to help you remove faster, safer, more cost-effectively with better surface finishes. How can we help you? It’s not only how we answer our phone at SMITH, but our staff, as well as our concrete removal equipment, that are all commitment to providing you with uncompromised service.
Our customers count on SMITH to be their invaluable resource and we exceed their expectations by paying attention to the details to get it right the first time and to deliver product and/or the information they need the same day, without delay. As a quality responsible manufacturer of thermoplastic paint remover, wear parts, scabblers, crack routers, road planing bit and wire brushes, SMITH maintains the largest inventory of line stripe remover machines and consumable wear components.
We thank you for your trust and look forward to earning your on-going business. If you are not a customer now, we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate why our customers trust a SMITH scarifying machine as their one-stop removal solution source.
- Everything we do at SMITH is to help our customers REMOVE FASTER, Safer and Cost-effectively with Best Surface Finishes. When our customers succeed, so do we!
- "A SMITH on every surface-prep job asked for by name" benefits everyone. This BHAG can be achieved by those daily practicing our core values.
- A SMITH is an acronym for:
- SUCCESSFUL MANUFACTURERS INNOVATORS TEAMMATES & HELPFUL-RESOURCE
- SURFACEPREP METHOD INSURES TOTAL HAPPINESS
- Customers rely on SMITH to be an invaluable resource and we exceed their expectations by:
- Paying attention to the details to get it right the first time
- Deliver product and information without delay
- A SMITH promotes the brand proposition to customers, suppliers, industry and public.
- A SMITH always PUT others first, FIND balance in their lives, SHARE their positive attitude, PASS it on to make it easy for everyone.
- A SMITH always
- Finish what they start - Say please and thank you - Do what they say - Show up ontime
- When in Doubt a SMITH ASKS!
Why Choose Smith Manufacturing?
Top 10 Reasons to buy from and partner with SMITH . . . It all adds up.
Knowing surface preparation is the hardest part of any job, we try to make the removal process as easy as possible. As a direct manufacturer and former contractor, our experience helps our customers gain a competitive advantage.
Everyone has a top ten list of something, but SMITH wants you to know our list is essentially our CORE VALUES. So here are 10 of the very best reasons to partner with and buy your cutters, wear components and line removal products from SMITH.
#10. THIRTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
As former stripers and coating manufacturers, professionals rely on Smith as their invaluable resource. As a very successful manufacturing company, SMITH is dedicated to exceeding our customer’s expectations and helping them earn more. Our actions help our customers remove faster, safer and more cost-effectively with better surface finishes.
#9. Strategic Customer/Supplier PARTNERSHIP
It’s a fact! Contractors earn more money partnering with Smith. As a preferred strategic supply partner, our alliances successfully meet the challenge of competitive contracting. By pro-actively anticipating needs with innovative products, JIT delivery of the right products and offering experienced technical support, we accelerate long-term growth in the surface preparation and line removal market. We challenge you to find a better supply partner.
#8. One Call, One-stop RELIABLE SOURCE
Whether you own a high performance SMITH or other brand scarifier, line remover or surface preparation machine, you can always buy cutters and parts directly from Smith. And if we don’t have it, we’ll make it for you or tell you where to find it. Bottom line, contractors rely on Smith Manufacturing’s expertise to help them make better surface preparation and line removal decisions.
#7. INNOVATION for COMPETITIVE EDGE
SMITH was the first to introduce tungsten carbide and diamond cutters to professional stripers, helping them remove faster with less downtime. SMITH rugged removal equipment was the first designed and tested by contractors to meet the challenge of any sized removal project and any qualified user. SMITH innovations keep our customers competitive now and in the future.
#6. EASY to ORDER and GET your needs
Call Smith’s Customer Support team at 1.800.653.9311 or 954-941-9744 anytime to get what you need when you need it. Pay with cash, credit card or use purchase orders, contracts, - we do it your way.
#5. CUSTOMER CARE and SUPPORT
Smith stands behind everything we sell and are committed to your total satisfaction with technical support for your toughest surface preparation requirements. As ambassadors of good removal practices, SMITH promotes our partners by sharing good removal experiences to reduce the risk in removal so everyone benefits, to include your customers, the contractor, government, drivers, pedestrians as well as the surface appearance and substrate performance.
#4. Long Lasting VALUE
The Smith name is synonymous with ultra-premium quality, long lasting performance and cost-effectiveness. We meet or beat competitive pricing with the added bonus that our products simply last longer which means you earn more using Smith products.
#3. Ultra-Premium PRODUCT PERFORMANCE
Every product, every process, everything we do is designed to help our customers remove faster, safer and more cost-effectively. A Smith creates works from metal and a CUTTERSMITHY manufactures cutters. It all starts with products that exceed industry standards and expectations. As a direct manufacturer, we control the operation through every process and select only the highest “ultra-premium” grade components to assure consistency and long-lasting performance. The SMITH name is an acronym for Successful, Manufacturers, Innovators, Teammates, and Helpful Resource.
#2. RESPONSIVE DELIVERY
We ship on time and use shipping partners that deliver on time. Simply you call; we deliver with most orders shipped the same day. Think of us as an extension of your removal operations so you get the right cutters, drums, shafts, wear parts and removal machines delivered when you need it to keep your operations running smoothly.
#1. MADE IN AMERICA
Our products are assembled in America and we pay attention to the details to ensure that you get the very best ultra-premium quality American-made, technically advanced products.
As the leading USA direct manufacturer for scarifiers, traffic line erasers, groovers and surface preparation equipment, SMITH gives our customers a competitive edge to be more productive, earning more, removing faster with best finishes.
Owners of scarifiers, groovers or line removers buy SMITH’s ultra-premium grade steel, wire brush, tungsten carbide and diamond cutters because they cost less & last longer.
When our customers need OEM drums, shafts, cutters, parts
or even special removal tools right away, they call SMITH to get it delivered to the job on time, every time.
SMITH’s commitment to superior service is demonstrated with every customer, every call, every day, making us number one in the industry. Let us help you find a professional contractor, rental company or authorized reseller.
Since 1990, SMITH has delivered the right removal equipment, cutters, parts and information to help our customers meet their removal needs. SMITH has the highest satisfaction rating in the industry.
For Best Pricing & Genuine OEM Parts, contact your local SMITH Representative or visit SmithMfg.com for application solutions to help you remove faster, safer, more cost-effectively with better surface finishes.
Find Solutions To Make Removal Easier
Steven Smith, founder and President of SMITH Manufacturing challenges his employees to find easier and faster removal solutions for his customers, reports Florida Manufacturers Association. SMITH Manufacturing is a Pompano Beach based producer of asphalt and concrete surface preparation equipment and cutter tools that began operations in 1990.
His customers are contractors that perform surface preparation work anywhere there's asphalt and concrete surfaces. "We know the work our customers do can be dangerous, thankless, but very essential to us all. If our company can deliver the right tools to our customers on-time, their jobs can be finished on-time", says Smith. "When surfaces are under construction, delays affect us all. Our daily commute takes longer, our walkways are less navigable and the places we live, work and play become inaccessible. Using a SMITH can be a real game changer. A SMITH removal tool allows the contractor to finish faster than conventional removal equipment. The contractor finishes faster and the surfaces can then open for business allowing the driving and walking public to get to their destination safely and on-time."
What drives the SMITH passion?
As a former striping contractor, I have experienced firsthand the many job frustrations that arise when working with a supplier that just doesn’t care. Doesn’t care to ask the right questions. Doesn’t care if the goods they sell is correct or delivered on-time. Working with s supplier that just doesn’t care can make a job that was bid profitably, a big money-pit.
Being on the side of the road in the summer of 1975 was my watershed moment. An equipment breakdown, due to a supplier failing to deliver the right parts, created a chain of events that resulted in loss of life. I will never forget that moment and it’s what drives my "get it right at all costs" passion today that I instill in everyone at SMITH. Even naming the company SMITH in 1990 gave “no wiggle room” to let anyone down.
Holding each other accountable for the SMITH ultra-premium quality brand reputation is a core value. Easy, fast and reliable removal solutions are our core competencies. Becoming the #1 specified and purchased brand in surface preparation is what drives the SMITH passion.
We can't wait to serve and put our experience to work for you.
Founder and President