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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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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 14 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. 


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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  • New Product: DySC Voltage Sag Protectors & Correctors

    Did you know 30-40% of unscheduled downtime is due to power quality issues? Going a step further, do you know what equipment is affected by power quality? SMC has the solution that will help you make better decisions, quicker and to help prevent unscheduled downtime in your facility. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Lift Front Hoods - National Safety Apparel

    It's time to breathe easy with a new product from National Safety Apparel. For years, the industry standard has been heavy, over sized hood that was too hot to wear for extended periods of time with ArcGuard Lift Front Arc Flash Hoods that actually encourages compliance. Lift Front Hoods provide convenience, comfort, clarity and compliance that that really define ArcGuard Lift Front Arc Flash Hoods. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: SMC Wireless Valve Manifold EX600-W Series

    The EX600-W series wireless system is designed to provide safe and reliable communications by using 2.4-GHz radio frequency bands reserved for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) use. It provides stable communications using various forms of radio-wave propagation, with communication between master and slave possible in a 10-m (33-ft) radius. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Pyramex LeadHead Auto Darkening Helmets

    Made of high-impact resistant nylon, four independent arc sensors in a staggered design to deliver the most reliable ARC detection, these are the Arc protection helmets you’ve been waiting for! Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Pyramex Ridgeline Full Brim

    The safety industry continues to evolve with innovative products that take safety to the next level like the new Pyramex Ridgeline Full Brim Hard Hat. Featuring a shell that is constructed from ABS material which is strong, yet ultra-light for seemingly weightless protection. Ridgeline Hard hats also feature a ratchet suspension which is easy to adjust and allows the wearer to modify the fit while wearing hard hat. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: PureView Arc Flash Faceshields - National Safety Apparel

    The safety industry continues to evolve with innovative products that take safety to the next level. Arc flash faceshields are no exception, and revolutionary technology has transformed the historic green arc flash face shield to a highly transparent, nearly clear, arc flash protective shield that provides heightened color recognition and improved visibility. Read More
  • NEW PRODUCT: Stratix 2500 Lightly Managed Switches - Rockwell Automation

    Rockwell Automation's Bulletin 1783 Stratix® 2500 Lightly Managed Switches enable network connectivity in applications where traditional unmanaged switches lack the ability to provide diagnostics and security. Read More
  • Motorola’s Most Electrifying FREE RADIO Offer Ever!

    April 23, 2018
    Reduce your labor costs with Motorola's FREE Radio offer! Save time, money, and start saving thousands by utilizing instant communication. Read More
  • Offering Local Same Day Delivery

    Sep 9, 2017, 14:59 PM
    Effective December 1, 2017, SMC is pleased to announce our Local Same Day Delivery Service to Customers within a 25 mile radius from all of SMC’s 14 branches in Missouri and Kansas. Learn more about our local delivery service! Read More
  • SMC E-Commerce is Here!

    SMC is excited to announce the upcoming launch of our E-Commerce website! Whether you're looking to order and manage your products from your personalized user profile, browse our value-add services and solutions or get in contact with a branch location near you, our new website will make it a simple click-away. Learn more about our upcoming features. Read More

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SMC is a Fluid Power Distributors Association Member