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Before

In 1950 Everett Squires began Southern Materials Company (SMC), a small, private, family-owned and operated plumbing and electrical wholesaling business located in Springfield, Missouri. The company was committed to bringing the best products, operational excellence and support to meet the growing needs of businesses in the area. Everett quickly saw a much bigger need for industries all over Missouri, and in 1966 SMC became an official distributor of Allen Bradley products, and so began SMC’s journey to support the growing commercial, utility and manufacturing industries across the region.  By 1975 SMC would be representing and delivering a wide variety of ancillary products and services to meet the needs of Missouri’s growing commercial, utility, governmental and industrial base.

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Today

SMC is still a private, family-owned and operated corporation headquartered in Springfield, Missouri distributing the industry’s top products and services in Automation, Data Communications and Security, Electrical, Industrial and Safety, and Fluid Power.  You can now find SMC in 13 locations across Missouri and Kansas providing local inventory, a fleet of vehicles to support product delivery and the most knowledgeable technical support personnel with years of industry experience.  As the company has continued to grow, there remains the focus and dedication to offer the products, operational excellence and technical support to meet the continued growing needs of every business customer. 

Tomorrow

SMC will continue to improve our alignment with our customers through our focus on process improvements, technology investments and new training, services and solutions driving down the Total Cost of Purchase for our Customers. SMC will do this through increased customer collaboration, providing market insights and focusing on the realization of benefits to your business. Regardless of your business size or type, we will continue to be your single-source supplier by making your work easier, lowering the risks to your business, improving your profitability and increasing your competitive advantage in your industry.

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SMC NEWS

  • Offering Local Same Day Delivery

    Did you know SMC offers a Local Same Day Delivery Service to Customers within a 25 mile radius from all of SMC’s 13 branches in Missouri and Kansas. Learn more about our local delivery service! Read More
  • Factory Authorized Drive Start Up from SMC

    Factory Authorized Drive Start Up from SMC, offering an extended two year warranty. SMC will verify your installation and program the drive for the application. This service is available for Powerflex 520 series drives in all frame sizes and Powerflex 750 series, frames 1 thru 7. Read More
  • Open House & BBQ

    Join us for the open house & BBQ we are doing at our branches in Monett (October 15) and Lebanon (October 17). Learn about new products, services, and training. Meet technical specialists, account managers, and more of our amazing team. Read More
  • SMC Now Offers Air Leak Detection Audits

    Due to the known energy loss crisis, SMC has committed to providing customers with this actionable service to help you save money and resources. SMC is now offering an Air Leak Detection Audit service to ensure customers are maximizing air usage and saving BIG on energy costs. Read More
  • HyShed by Hoffman

    Protect your critical electrical equipment with HyShed, the state-of-the-art sanitary washdown enclosure solution. HyShed is specially designed to withstand high pressure, high temperature washdown cleaning procedures in Food & Beverage applications. Only HyShed gives you the ultimate power to quickly and more easily preserve the integrity of your sanitary conditions and equipment, while promoting lean processes. Read More
  • Your Industry is Changing - Rockwell Automation Can Help

    With the technology advancing at a rapid rate and the market constantly changing, it's hard to keep up with training and new technologies in your industry. Rockwell Automation wants to help you get the training and resources you need to make your operations more efficient. Read More
  • SMC Chillicothe - 20th Anniversary Celebration

    SMC is excited to celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary of the Chillicothe branch opening. In 20 years, SMC has serviced dozens of local customers, built partnerships with the community, and established it's reputation as a dependable resource for our customers. To show SMC's appreciation, our Chillicothe branch team will be hosting a Burgers & Brats cookout! Read More
  • Copper THHN & XHHW Wire Available in Colors

    SMC now offers THHN and XHHW wire in select colors! Find the colors you need to stay compliant with electrical codes from the NEC. SMC is dedicated to providing you with quality wire, cable and additional services to make your job easier, including wire and cable cut-to-length, paralleling, specialized wire and cable reels, wire and cable pulling heads, longitudinal and spiral wire striping, and wire inventory management. Read More
  • 2018 Rockwell Automation Fair Coming Soon!

    The 2018 Automation Fair® event, with more than 150 exhibits and over 400 hours of education, will be held November 14-15 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 90 sessions will be offered including industry-specific forums, hands-on labs, technical sessions, demos, and more—all for FREE! Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Zebra Network Connect

    Timing is everything. With Zebra Network Connect, you can seamlessly connect your printers and scanners directly to your Industrial Ethernet network with no additional conversion equipment. Your organization will save man-hours in setup, management, and troubleshooting; increase reliability and device response time, and eliminate security issues, all specially designed for your device and protocol. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: The CRC Smartwasher

    The SmartWasher system employs a natural process called bioremediation to degrade and remove contaminants from the cleaning fluid, allowing the fluid to remain clean and reusable. There is no need to dispose of the cleaning fluid and therefore no liquid waste. The system combines three essential components: the parts washer SmartWasher, the powerful water-based degreasing/cleaning solution called OzzyJuice, and the microbe impregnated particulate trap called an OzzyMat. The merging of these three remarkable products not only defines the SmartWasher system but also produces one truly amazing parts washer. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: DW Spectrum IPVMS

    The DW Spectrum IPVMS is an elegantly easy cutting-edge approach to video surveillance, addressing the primary limitations of managing enterprise-level HD video while offering the lowest total cost of deployment and ownership on the market. DW Spectrum IPVMS now includes DW Cloud to easily manage all your systems and users from a simple web page. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: SMC ZK2 Series Vacuum Generator

    The ZK2 series is an energy-saving generator with 90% reduced air consumption. It has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC generators. With its compact size and light weight, make it easier to maintain. The ZK2 series also has various mounting options to choose from. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: CREE C-Lite Portfolio Expands With New Area Lights

    The new dusk to dawn LED Area fixtures from CREE, offer outstanding value, energy efficient, easy to install, highly reliable fixtures, backed by a 5-year limited warranty. With traditional or square designs in various optic packages, the C-Lite LED Area Lights are ideal for quickly and easily illuminating any outdoor space while dramatically reducing energy consumption. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: CREE C-Lite Portfolio Expands with New Wall Packs

    The new dusk to dawn LED fixtures from CREE, are designed to be discreet in look and also mighty in power. It will eliminate glare, up-light, and with 18,000 lumens, it won’t leave you in the dark. With traditional and architectural slimline designs, the C-Lite LED Wall Pack portfolio is ideal for quickly illuminating any outdoor space while dramatically reducing energy consumption. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Increase Flow Rates With Bucher's New RKVE Check Valves

    Non-return valves, a.k.a check valves, are very small components, usually buried deep inside the machine. They need to be able to withstand the constantly high stresses for as long as possible and must deliver absolutely reliable service. Repairing hard-to-access parts of the system is costly and time-consuming. Reliable check valves that will not fail in service thus directly boost the operational readiness of machines and vehicles. Check valves featuring the RKVE series is sophisticated technology, that provides a 50 percent higher flow rating for the same pressure differential! Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Hoffman SpectraCool Indoor/Outdoor Air Conditioners

    SpectraCool Air Conditioners by Hoffman, deliver energy-efficient, reliable cooling in the toughest environments. Get a broad range of cooling applications featuring Standard, Narrow and Compact configurations with easy mount flanges for simple installation, cleaning that’s rugged for factory and outdoor environments. Read More

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Memberships & Affiliations

Rockwell Authorized Service Provider


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SMC is a Fluid Power Distributors Association Member

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