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Southern Sheet Metal Works Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected sheet metal fabricators in the state.

Founded in 1904 by J.W. Tidwell, Southern Sheet Metal Works Inc., is one of the oldest and most respected sheet metal fabricators in the state. The company, established at the beginning of the Oklahoma oil boom, was a major supplier of sheet metal to the booming oil fields. Throughout its early years, the company obtained a patent for a counter-balanced ventilator, which would later be marketed all over the state for use on industrial and commercial buildings.
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The legacy continues.

As the company continued to increase its presence and size, sons J.W. Tidwell Jr. and Kyle Tidwell joined the team. By the early 1970s the third generation of the Tidwell family, Michael L. Tidwell, had become president and expanded the firm’s operations to include high-tech climate control systems. Southern Sheet Metal Works emerged as a major supplier of custom-fabricated metals by the mid 1980s, and its fabrication of PVC and plastic products became known as the standard in the field of ventilation.  The legacy has continued into the fourth generation with the addition of David Tidwell as Vice President in 2008.

Another milestone was reached in 2011 with the launch of Southern Safe Rooms, a division of Southern Sheet Metal.

Founded in 1904 by J.W. Tidwell, Southern Sheet Metal Works Inc., is one of the oldest and most respected sheet metal fabricators in the state. The company, established at the beginning of the Oklahoma oil boom, was a major supplier of sheet metal to the booming oil fields. Throughout its early years, the company obtained a patent for a counter-balanced ventilator, which would later be marketed all over the state for use on industrial and commercial buildings.
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Since its founding, Southern Sheet Metal has stayed true to its high-quality standards and loyal customer service.

To this day, the company is known as one of the best and most reliable sheet metal suppliers. Their modern equipment and qualified crew of craftsmen, with decades of experience, assure the highest of quality at competitive rates. Whether it’s custom metal fabrication, machine guards, dust collection systems or AutoCAD/CAM, you can rely on Southern Sheet Metal Inc. to exceed your expectations.

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