X.S. SMITH, INC.
was a fourth generation family owned and operated company specializing
in greenhouse structures and horticultural products. Incorporated
by X. S. Smith, himself, in 1946, the company established itself
as a leader in the horticultural products field. Associations with
regional and national universities, as well as other research facilities,
created opportunities for the company to develop new products for
its customers in the horticultural market.
In August, 2012, Rough Brothers Greenhouses, the largest greenhouse manufacturing
company in North America, bought the assets of XS Smith, Inc. The XS Smith
assets include all manufacturing equipment, inventory, trade names, all greenhouse
structure and system products and designs.
As part of the transaction, Rough Brothers will utilize the existing XS Smith production
facility in North Carolina as an additional manufacturing facility. The XS Smith facility
is a modern and efficient manufacturing facility which adds to existing Rough Brothers
production operations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Shanghai, China. The additional space in
Washington, NC allows Rough Brothers to expand its production capability and simultaneously
reduce shipping costs for customers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southern markets.