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The Past, The Present & Beyond.

Smyth County Machine started as a one-man operation in 1977 in a small garage behind the home of Jim Holman. The initial customer base consisted of just a few local industries, but business substantially increased as word spread about our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. The first four employees were hired in 1984 and we are blessed to say that one of those original four is still employed today.

Business continued to grow and toward the end of 1984 we moved into the former National Guard Armory building on Pendleton Street in Marion, Virginia. Our four years at that location included the addition of our first CNC equipment, a new quality control department and the creation of several new manufacturing and clerical jobs.


By 1986 we were receiving inquiries from industries throughout the country and floor space for additional equipment was again at a premium. A tract in Smyth County’s Mountain Empire Industrial Park was purchased in 1987, giving the company a prime location directly adjacent to Interstate 81 as well as ready accessibility to three additional interstates, a railroad and four airports. Ground breaking ceremonies were held in November, 1987 and the company moved into the original 23,000 square foot facility in July, 1988. Since locating in the Industrial Park, five major expansions have increased the facility to over 60,000 square feet.

In November, 2018, Smyth County Machine was acquired by Greg Sanders, a Southwest Virginia native with more than 25 years of experience in technology driven industry leadership and executive management. Greg is excited to lead Smyth County Machine’s growth and assure stability for future generations with continued support for domestic operations as well as expansions into the energy, process, utilities, construction and commercial markets world-wide.