Smith-Carolina, maker of high quality precast concrete products, plans to expand in Rockingham County with a second manufacturing location in Reidsville. The company plans to invest more than $1.5 million in a new 35,000 square-foot building and machinery and equipment. Smith-Carolina also plans to create 10 new full-time jobs by the end of 2018. The new facility will be located on Carrot Road in Reidsville.
“Smith-Carolina has been a good corporate citizen for almost 40 years in Rockingham County. We look forward to their expansion and the economic benefits it will bring in the future.” said Mark Richardson, chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.
Smith-Carolina located in Reidsville in 1979 when Smith-Midland Corporation expanded its operations to North Carolina. The Reidsville facility produces high-quality precast concrete products for the local farm & highway markets. The company also makes Easi-Set precast concrete buildings, architectural precast panels, steam tunnels and many other precast products. Smith-Carolina currently has 18 full-time employees at its existing Rockingham County plant.
“We are excited that Smith-Carolina is expanding closer to Reidsville and taking advantage of the soon to be I – 785 corridor. Loves Travel Center and now Smith-Carolina–a win-win for Reidsville and Rockingham County,” said Jay Donecker, mayor of Reidsville.
Rockingham County will provide a total post-performance incentive to Smith-Carolina of $29,232 to be paid out in annual installments of $7,308 over four years. The company must first meet the investment and job requirements to receive payments.
For more information on Smith-Carolina, visit: www.smithmidland.com/smith-carolina