About Us

Southern Metal Fab Administrative Team

Made in the South

Established in 1991 as a two-man shop serving maintenance and light fabrication needs of local industry, Southern Metal Fabricators has become an aggressively growing custom metal fabricator.

Vision driven, Southern Metal Fabricators continually seeks qualified employees, invests in increased capabilities, and actively pursues broader markets. Our goal is to meet or exceed your requirements with respect to quality, budget, and delivery.

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    Charles Bailey

    General Manager

    Our owner, Charles, has been with SMF for over 25 years and also acts a council member for the city of Albertville, Alabama overseeing the Police Department, the Fire Department and Information Technology.

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    Herschel Woolley

    Purchasing Manager

    Achieving both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Alabama, Herschel has 45-years experience in the Engineering Sales & Management field and has served as our Engineering and/or Purchasing Manager for over 11 years.

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    Kelly Tarvin

    Engineering Manager

    With a degree in Mechanical Design and over 23 years’ experience in Steel Detailing and Project Management, Kelly has served SMF for 5-years as both Operations Manager and Engineering Manager.

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    Danny Murray

    Operations Manager

    With 30-years experience in the steel fabrication business, Danny Murray served SMF as Shop & Operations Manager for 10 years, assuming for 2014 the additional management responsibilities for our Field Operations.

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    Bud Weed

    Sales Manager

    This former Marine has been with us for eight years and is an expert in people orientation and communication. Bud makes sure our clients get exactly what they requested on time and on budget. Once a Marine, always a Marine.

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    Teresa Hammett

    Administration Manager

    Teresa has served SMF as the Administrative Manager for 21 years! With years of previous experience in Human Resources & Finance, she oversees the company’s daily Accounting responsibilities.

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    Sandra Campbell

    Administration Assistant

    With 21 years experience in hospital administration & accounting, Sandra is that pleasant voice that directs your telephone calls, handles the paperwork, and provides that thorough attention to detail that ‘makes-it-all work-better.’

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    Kellie Bailey

    HR Manager

    Achieving his Bachelors from Jacksonville State University and Masters Degrees from Troy University, Kellie joins the SMF family with 20 years’ experience in the Safety and Human Resources Management field.


Working with technical inspectors from Intertek and World Testing, we have created a robust Welding Procedure Specification and set of shop procedures.

CWB Weld Quality

Canadian Welding Bureau
We are officially registered with the Canadian Welding Bureau and follow the rigorous W47.1 and W59 CSA welding standards.

ASME - setting the standard

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Our WPS conforms to ASME Section 9 and we are certified to fabricate carbon-steel tanks according to the API-650 standard.


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American Welding Society

American Welding Society
Our structural steel meets the American Welding Society AWS D1.1 (carbon steel), AWS D1.2 (aluminum), and AWS D1.6 (stainless steel) standards.

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