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About Us

Founded in the spring of 1972 in Springfield, Missouri, Southern Missouri Containers, Inc. is the flagship company of SMC Packaging Group. Since its inception, the company has grown to a 650,000+ square foot facility with over 375 employees. Our sound business philosophies have allowed us to assemble a first-rate workforce, and because of low turnover, our management, sales, administration, and production departments can offer you cumulative years of valuable experience.

If you are ever in the area we encourage you to stop in and learn more about what we have to offer.

Our Team

Meet the team at Southern Missouri Containers, Inc.


Mark McNay

Sr. VP, General Manager SOMO
Since 1978

Matt Ausburn

Chief Financial Officer
Since 2013

Matthew Massey

Operations Manager
Since 2008

Jeff Woods

Corporate Sales Manager
Since 1989

Bryan Vote

National Accounts Manager
Since 1987

Matt Johnson

Customer Service Manager
Since 2013

Ben Jones

IT Manager
Since 1984

Sherrie Stine

Human Resource Manager
Since 2021

Sales Representatives

Lance Bekemeier

Since 2013

Brian Bennett

Since 2023

Tim Clubb

Since 2015

Doug Fender

Since 1987

Brian Rice

Since 2016

Robbin Ruggeri

Since 2007

Customer Service Representatives

Stephanie Raney

Since 1981

Justin Wisniewski

Since 2021

Michele Russell

Since 2018

Teri Wheat

Since 2017

Chelsea Forrest

Since 2016

Jessica Hole

Since 2021

Sierra Lewis

Since 2021

Nicole Harris

Since 2017

Louisa Cornelius

Since 2022

Rachel Eilenstine

Since 2022