Sussex Machine Works started in business offering machine shop and metal fabrication services with three employees including owners Richard C. Carmine Sr. and Phyllis C. Carmine.
Sussex Machine Works formed second company Sussex Irrigation Co. providing sales and service of Hobbs hard hose travelers, Lockwood center pivots, Berkeley Pumps, and Deutz power units.
Sussex Irrigation Co. became a Zimmatic center pivot irrigation dealer.
Sussex Machine Works sold Sussex Irrigation Co. and continued providing Berkeley Pumps & Deutz engines as well as providing parts & service for all products previously sold.
Sussex Machine Works began selling and servicing Reinke pivots provided by an outside dealer along with its existing product line.
Sussex Machine Works changed from a C corporation to an LLC corporation under the new name of SMW Sales LLC with the same ownership and management as in 1972.
SMW Sales LLC signed a distributorship agreement with Pierce Corporation to distribute the Pierce line of center pivots not only on the Delmarva peninsula but throughout the continental United States along with its current lines of irrigation equipment. SMW Sales LLC, currently, has the largest inventory of any irrigation dealership East of the Mississippi River. SMW not only stocks pivot parts for Pierce but stocks replacement pipes and components for all major brands of center pivot irrigation. All of this being said we are still under the same ownership as in 1972. Our management team gradually changing as some of our valued employees take over management duties. SMW Sales will always be committed to providing our customers the best service and products available at all times to all of our customers.