The current manufacturing site was established by the Oneida community
the early 1800's. The original factory manufactured bear traps, canned
goods and leather items. In the late 1800's the facility began to
silverware. Ownership passed to Oneida Ltd. In 1880 and production was
dramatically increased through the 1990's.
Facing stiff competition from importers in combination with changing
market conditions, Oneida Ltd. was forced to cease manufacturing
operations in North America and sold the facility to Sherrill
Manufacturing on March 22, 2005. The current owners Matthew Roberts and
Gregory Owens founded SMI to operate as an independent supplier to
The new owners are now transforming the company into a broad based
Manufacturing and service organization offering a wide range of products
to various customers throughout North America. Please see the
manufacturing and warehousing sections of our website for a complete
description of our business divisions.