SmithCo’s factory is dedicated entirely to producing the world’s most high-quality, durable side dump trailers. Located just minutes south of Le Mars, Iowa, our 70,000-square-foot trailer manufacturing facility stands as a testament to second-to-none capabilities and commitment to delivering customers the best trailer they can buy.
From start to finish, SmithCo trailers go through an extensive inspection process. Our unrivaled quality assurance measures ensure all components are welded in the highest quality, strongest and most efficient manner. A state-of-the-art air filtration system provides our employees with a safe and clean working environment.
Our cutting-edge computerized plasma cutting system means you get the custom side dump trailer you’ve always wanted.The 500 ton press-brake is capable of forming 3/8″ AR400 plate up to 20′ in length, ensuring that all of our formed parts meet SmithCo’s high standards.
Shot blasted tubs and frames are staged in a pre-paint area for a complete re-inspection of all welding and pre-paint finish. Any necessary repairs are made before entering the paint booth.
After all the necessary paint prep, each tub and frame goes through the paint booth separately to ensure a complete and consistent paint finish. Our 55′ climate controlled paint booth is also located inside the factory.
Trailer frames are 100% painted before any plumbing is installed. Only after complete assembly of the frame are the tub and frame mated. Upon completion, every trailer is operated; tub(s) are dumped, valves are operated, tarps are cycled, lights are checked, etc. These are just a few of the final inspections before a new trailer hits the road.