Mimi Cartee

During this time, we moved into systems integration. We partnered with businesses across the entire southeastern United States designing, fabricating, and installing sanitary process systems. In the greater Miami metro area, we designed and installed an HTST that tripled the plant’s volume overnight!


Our sales eclipsed $10 million and we supported 26 full-time employees by the end of this decade. However, the last Newell retired! In 1982, Buddy Newell called it a career. Tom Johnson and Jack Fleming joined John and Sally Sherrill in purchasing the business from the Newell’s on December 1, 1984. With new leadership came new direction.

Hase Smith (left) and John Sherrill December 1984