Not surprisingly, some of the most common problems associated with food grade equipment are traced directly back to poor design and/or not selecting the best size or model of equipment for the type or quantity of product you’re working with. [Read more…]
SMT Brewing Solutions is excited to participate in this years AVL Beer Expo in Asheville, NC this weekend. A member of our sales team will be volunteering at one of the pouring stations from 1-4 on Saturday.
The expo provides a wonderful environment for brewers and advocates to meet, drink and participate in the many discussion panels throughout the day. Come say hello and talk craft beer with us.
The number of craft breweries in Virginia has more than doubled since 12. Our Commonwealth now has about 115 breweries, 260 wineries, and 20 craft distilleries. We’re ecstatic about the expansion. As one of the only local Virginia sources for large metal tanks and other essential brewing equipment, we’re trilled the craft brewing trend has finally taken off in our own backyard, the Old Dominion.
When you think of large scale containers designed to hold food, the first thing you should think of is stainless steel. Much of the equipment in the food and beverage industry is made with this steel, because stainless steel does not age, is resistant to corrosion, and has unique surface properties that are easy to clean. It’s also bright and shiny, which does actually provide a visual element that makes people feel like the device holding their food is clean, like at a brewery.
As one of the last remaining large-scale fabricators on the east coast, SMT has become the place to go when your only other option is overseas or shipping cross-country.
We have a massive fabricating shop, capable of constructing items out of a variety of metals and materials; however, we specialize in stainless steel fabrication. While we’ve built equipment for companies all over the world, we have a strong geographic advantage to serving companies located along the eastern seaboard and mid-west region and can save those customers time in delivery and cost of shipping.
While Conveyor Systems come in all sizes, SMT specializes in particularly large conveyors. We have built conveyors the length of football fields and longer. The large conveyors are usually built in transportable sections and then assembled on-site.
Nearly every facet of industry relies on conveyor systems in some capacity or another, because they can increase efficiency and improve safety.
Businesses engage a Contract Manufacturer to build components or products that the company has chosen not to build in-house. The term can be used to encompass a wide scope of industry activities, but at SMT, we primarily focus on handling the outsourced building of large-scale industrial equipment, tanks, skids, pumps, conveyor systems, and the like.