Our History                Springfield Metal Products Company Inc.

Founded in 1931, Springfield Metal Products has three generations of history and experience.  A fabricator of precision sheet metal components and specialized weldments, our manufacturing team guarantees every customer a job which conforms to their blueprint specifications.  Our full service facility enables us to meet the needs of today's sophisticated products, while continuing the tradition of success through customer satisfaction.

Paul "Pop" Sommer started Springfield Welding Shop by sharpening knives, lawnmower blades, and saw blades.  He also did welding repairs on wagons, bicycles, and anything else made of metal.  Starting in his two car garage, Paul made a wagon from the axle of a car, which he pulled behind his bicycle to surrounding towns.  The old wagon had no tires, but rode faithfully behind Paul on it's rims as he made his daily deliveries.

In 1946, Springfield Welding Shop became Springfield Welding Company, Inc.  Walter E. Sommer, Paul's son, expanded the business into specialized equipment used in the air and water treatment industries.  Bucket Elevators, conveyors systems, electrical and then computer enclosures were added to Paul's line of work.  Right through the 1980's Walter, with his son Tim, continued to expand the capabilities of Springfield Welding with new manufacturing equipment and processes.  It was Tim, who in 1984, believed the name Springfield Welding no longer reflected the abilities of the company.  Thus, the company name was changed to Springfield Metal Products Company Inc. 

Today, Walter's son John continues to improve SMP.  Name your metal, your application, your specification...SMP will work closely with you from prototypes to medium run productions.  And, oh yes, we still weld bicycles just like Pop Sommer did.      


8 Commerce Street
Springfield, NJ  07081-2983

Ph: 973-379-4600  Fax: 973-379-7314

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