Smiths South-Central Sales Company, LLC, (formerly Smith Oil Company) was established in December of 1972 as the Mobil Oil Company gasoline and oil products distributor servicing service stations, commercial contractors, and farm accounts with Mobil branded products In 1977, Smiths Oil Company began blending and packaging chain saw chain oil and two-cycle mixing oils plus established a wholesale distribution business to sell the Smiths brand oil product line. To meet our customers’ needs, plus to expand the business, Smiths began to explore adding additional product lines. Initially, one sales representative was hired to service local outdoor power equipment dealers in a 150 mile radius of Springhill, Louisiana. During 1979, Smiths Oil Company added a major saw chain & chain saw accessory line as well as other items relating to our customers businesses as well as the outdoor power equipment business.
As the Smiths customer base expanded and product lines were added, additional territory representatives were added to work the growing distribution area. During 1986 Smiths added hand-held power equipment products, guiding Smiths’ business and future emphasis more directly towards the lawn and garden residential and commercial-user markets. Since that time, Smiths’ has grown to become a full service outdoor power equipment distributor serving the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas.
Smiths South-Central Sales Company currently operates a modern 30,000 square-foot office and distribution facility located in Springhill, Louisiana. Smiths’ has a total of 32 employees, which includes 7 outside territory managers, 6 customer service representatives, and 3 technical service representatives. In addition to the wholesale distribution business, Smiths South-Central Sales Company continues to operate a retail store in Springhill which supplies logging hardware, automotive and commercial lubricants, and liquefied petroleum products.
A “Service & Relationship” Focused Distributor
Smiths ability to provide top-quality, unmatched customer service is what separates our company from other distribution companies in this industry. Since 1972, Smiths South-Central Sales Company has made every effort to remain true to its original company mission statement