SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES (SMT)

Since its establishment in 1983, SMT has stood out as a leader in manufacturing high-precision components and assemblies for aircraft, aerospace and defense industries. The company’s 20,000-sq.ft. facility in Tampa offers a range of advanced equipment and machining capabilities, including a robust deburring process and department. SMT’s exceptional quality, responsiveness and customer service helped the company earn a Florida Sterling award for Manufacturing Business Excellence.

What do they manufacture?

Parts used in space vehicles, military/general aviation aircraft, regional and large jet planes, missile defense systems and satellites. Their parts can be found on:

  • Airbus A320 | A380
  • Boeing 737
  • F-15
  • F-16
  • F-18
  • F-35
  • Mars rover
  • Missile Defense Systems - Tomahawk, Javelin, Harpoon, JASM

The SMT team includes 100+ employees, including:

  • Machinists
  • CNC Machinists
  • CNC Operators
  • Quality Insurance Inspectors
  • Quality Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Customer Service
  • Purchasing

Customers include:

  • Aerocontrolex
  • Cobham
  • Continental Motors
  • Honeywell
  • Teledyne
  • Triumph
  • Woodward

Every time someone flies on an airplane, it’s probably got one of our parts. We make parts to serve the military. We have parts on the Mars rover and satellites that send information back from space. I’m proud of the industries we serve, and of the ability to make things that most people can’t make.

Roy Sweatman, Owner/President

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