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After 23 Years, Snider Industries Welcomes a New Plant Manager

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Snider Industries, LLC announced this month the transition of Plant Manager after 23 years of Jimmy Brewer at the helm.  Wayne Fleming has assumed the Plant Manager role, bringing over 30 years of Forest Products Industry experience.  With this transition, Snider Industries is building on existing expertise, as Jimmy remains firmly involved with the strategic planning for the operations of the company, while Wayne introduces his domestic and international experience as an Automation and Controls professional.  As Plant Manager, Wayne Fleming’s official responsibilities will include management of the plant operations covering lumber production, and operations of the log yard, planer mill, and power plant; as well as maintenance, lumber shipping and shavings plant to name a few.

Wayne Fleming - Plant Manager - Snider Industries
Wayne Fleming – Plant Manager

“We expect Snider Industries to benefit from the exceptional managerial and technical expertise that Wayne brings to our company. He has consulted with Snider on various projects and installations going back over 20 years and has an excellent understanding of our operations. To boot, he has been involved in many projects across the spectrum of wood fiber operations and production and we are fortunate to have him,” said Jill Snider Brewer, third-generation Owner.

With 30 years as an Automation and Controls professional, Wayne assisted various industries in increasing productivity and reducing downtime through facility modernization and control upgrades. He began his career as an electrician in a sawmill located in South Alabama. This position led him through the US and internationally, providing automation and controls solutions over the years. He was then managing partner of an automation and controls engineering business for over 25 of those years, and also served as managing partner in several other businesses including mechanical design and machine fabrication. Throughout his career, he partnered with customers to work through some of the most sophisticated projects in sawmills, plywood/OSB, and pellet plant facilities throughout the US. His career has afforded him the privilege of meeting and developing professional relationships with some of the most revered people in the industry.

About Snider Industries

Family-owned and operated, Snider Industries has proven that small business, family values can reside in even the largest of industries and is reflected in over 85 years of customer-centric operation within the industry. Upholding a long-standing commitment to superior quality and the satisfaction of their customers, this exclusively one-inch SYP lumber manufacturer has been labeled an industry leader in all facets: service, product offerings and overall operation. The people who make Snider Industries what it is, both those from within and without, continue to shout their praises of the company’s operational values and resulting product offerings.  For more information visit

Source: Snider Industries, LLP