SMG Industries, Inc. (OTCQB: SMGI) is a growth-oriented transportation services company specializing in the full-service logistics market. Our primary goal is to generate substantial value for our stockholders by harnessing the unmatched capabilities of SMG companies, which enable us to deliver seamless logistics and transportation services worldwide. We strive to provide exceptional end-to-end solutions, ensuring customer satisfaction at every step of their journey.
The Company’s “Buy and Build” growth strategy provides a strategic combination of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. By addressing business constraints and strategically cross-selling services, we organically optimize equipment utilization and secure a larger share of the market.
Our business focus and diverse service offerings make us a strong contender in the dynamic and evolving global logistics market. As a family of transportation companies, SMG Industries offers comprehensive logistics solutions, serving as a single service provider for shipments of all sizes, both domestically and internationally.
SMGI’s 5J Transportation Group, refers to 5J Transportation LLC, 5J Trucking LLC, 5J Oilfield Services LLC, 5J Specialized LLC and 5J Driveway LLC. 5J provides services in heavy haul, super heavy haul, over-dimensional and specialized loads, drilling rig relocation, flatbed and driveaway services. The asset rich fleet, raising barriers of entry for competitors and provides differentiation for 5J in highly engineered super heavy haul loads up to 500 thousand pounds for needed infrastructure and industrial projects including bridge beams, refinery components, heat exchangers, gas compressors, wind energy components, project cargo, and plant re-domestication projects.
In 2023, SMG Industries achieved a significant milestone by acquiring the respected 20-year-old Barnhart Transportation family of companies which include Barnhart Transportation LLC, Lake Shore Logistics LLC, Lake Shore Global Solutions LLC, Route 20 Tank Wash LLC and Barnhart Fleet Maintenance LLC. We believe this strategic move further enhanced our service portfolio for end-to end customer service offerings including full truck load, dry bulk, non-hazardous liquids, intermodal, LTL, heavy haul, drayage, transload, warehousing, an international freight forwarding NVOCC, as well as an “asset lite” brokerage business. Together, the 5J Transportation Group and Barnhart Transportation family of companies, represent twelve segments of the transportation market and empower us to cater to a wide range of logistics needs, enabling seamless collaboration for customers. Adding over 500 non overlapping customers to cross-fertilize between business units.
In connection with SMGI’s acquisition of Barnhart, we expanded our board of directors and management team. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to delivering optimal value to our customers and growth for our stockholders.
Through our family of companies, SMG Industries is uniquely equipped to address a vast array of shipping needs. From handling small Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipments to managing complex 500,000-pound super heavy haul projects, our team of experts excels in crafting customized solutions tailored to meet our customers’ specific requirements. We take pride in our ability to adapt and provide efficient logistics solutions regardless of the scale or complexity of the task at hand.
Strategically positioned across the southern United States and the east coast, we offer in-house solutions that guarantee timely and reliable service for our valued customers. Whether it’s transportation, warehousing, freight forwarding, or industrial crane and rigging solutions, we are well-prepared to cater to your needs and ensure seamless operations.
Our versatile services cater to a wide range of industries, including energy, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, and many others. We understand the unique challenges and demands that different sectors face, enabling us to offer specialized solutions that optimize efficiency and minimize costs.
At SMG Industries, we believe in building lasting partnerships with our clients, founded on trust, integrity, and exceptional service. When you choose us, you gain access to a dedicated team committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of transportation and logistics. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving your shipping goals and unlocking the full potential of your business.
Mr. Flemming has served as our Chief Business Development Officer since December 2020, prior thereto Mr. Flemming served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2017 and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior thereto, Mr. Flemming was the Chief Executive Officer of MG Cleaners from June 2017 until September 2017. Previous to that, Mr. Flemming was a consultant for a financial restructuring firm and a financial advisor to a private closely held oilfield services company during 2016 and early 2017. From June 2011 to March 2016, Mr. Flemming was the Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairman of the Board of HII Technologies Inc. HII Technologies was a Houston, Texas based oilfield services company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia focused on commercializing technologies and providing services in frac water management, safety services and portable power used by exploration and production companies in the United States. During his tenure at HII, the Company acquired three frac water management companies and started up two other operating subsidiaries driving monthly revenues from nil in August 2012 building to $4.2 million per month by December 2014. In 2015, HII experience and industry down-turn and ultimately entered into a plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 subsequent to Mr. Flemming’s employment.
Prior thereto, from 2009 to 2011, Mr. Flemming was Chief Financial Officer of Hemiwedge Industries Inc. a proprietary valve technology company with oilfield applications that was sold in 2011. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Flemming was Chief Financial Officer of Shumate Industries, Inc., an oilfield manufacturing company and successor of Excalibur. Previous to that, from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Flemming was Chief Financial Officer of Excalibur Industries, Inc. an industrial and energy related manufacturer and fabrication company. From June 1999 to March 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of WorldByNet, Inc. a Houston, Texas based privately held technology company. From January 1994 to May 1999, Mr. Flemming served as Chief Executive Officer of FARO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held national specialty products company that he founded. Mr. Flemming received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Houston
Bryan Barnhart stands as the dynamic leader at the helm of SMG Industries, Inc. As the CEO, Bryan’s visionary guidance is poised to propel the transportation conglomerate towards conquering new challenges. With SMG’s acquisition of Barnhart Transportation and subsequent merger with 5J Transportation Group, Bryan oversees the entire enterprise, drawing upon his three decades of transportation expertise.
Bryan’s journey within the logistics sector began well before co-founding Barnhart Transportation alongside his brother, Tim, back in 2003. Assuming the role of President and CEO, Bryan skillfully directs fleet operations, drawing from his entrepreneurial background rooted in the commercial construction sector. Revered among peers for his strategic insight, Bryan possesses an innate ability to spot opportunities and execute effective business strategies, fostering growth and innovation within the organization.
Bryan’s leadership style is notably hands-on, resonating with both employees and operators. He leads by example, often found behind the wheel of his Peterbilt 389, reaffirming his dedication to operational excellence.
Beyond the confines of the boardroom, Bryan enjoys spending time alongside his wife cheering on their children. He embraces the outdoors, whether it’s partaking in high-adventure endeavors or honing his marksmanship through sporting clays.
Bryan Barnhart’s remarkable journey from co-founding Barnhart Transportation to steering the ship of SMG Industries, Inc. epitomizes his unparalleled leadership acumen and steadfast commitment to success.
Tim Barnhart, the CFO of SMG Industries, Inc., plays a pivotal role in the company’s success. With the integration of 5J Transportation Group following SMG’s merger, Tim’s expertise now drives the financial engine of the organization.
Co-founding Barnhart Transportation in 2003 alongside his brother Bryan, Tim’s educational journey took him through Cathedral Preparatory School, culminating in a 2000 business management degree from Penn State University. His post-college years were marked by seven years in senior management within the commercial construction sector.
Currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Tim Barnhart presides over a spectrum of responsibilities including business operations, development, information technology, and accounting. Apart from his corporate engagements, he finds solace outdoors through hunting and engaging in sporting clays.
Tim has a profound dedication to community service. He actively contributes by holding board positions with the Shriners Children-Erie and the Barber National Institute. Furthermore, he serves as the Treasurer of the Zem Zem Shrine Club
Mr. Crosswell was appointed to serve as a member of the Company’s board of directors on October 20, 2020. Mr. Crosswell currently serves as the General Partner of Grey Fox Investments, LP, which has investments in privately held companies in which he is active. He was Founder and Manager of Grey Rock Resources LLC and Grey Rock Gathering and Marketing LLC, which owned and managed rail, truck and marine terminal facilities in Lake Charles, LA. The companies internally processed and marketed crude oil and related products through these facilities. Both companies were sold in January 2020. Prior thereto, Mr. Crosswell was Founder and General Partner of Cierra Marine, LP and Crescent Terminals LLC, which owned inland marine tug and barges and a terminal located in the gulf coast. These companies were sold to a public MLP in July 2013.
Mr. Frye was appointed to serve as a member of the Company’s board of directors on October 20, 2020. Mr. Frye founded each of 5J Oilfield Services LLC in November 2009 and 5J Trucking LLC in January 2004. He has been involved in the oilfield trucking industry for more than forty-two years. Mr. Frye served as President and as the direct or indirect owner of one hundred percent of both 5J entities until he sold both entities to the Company in February 2020.
Mr. Madden has served as our Chief Transition Officer since August 2021 and as a member of our board of directors since November 2021. Mr. Madden has assembled and grown a portfolio of companies over the past 30 years and serve as Chairman and CEO of Apex Heritage Group. Mr. Madden and his management teams have globally built, acquired, merged, and sold businesses, real estate and investments in and around the industrial, automotive, aerospace and energy industries. His experience and expertise include manufacturing, engineering, distribution, service companies and top-grading management teams. Mr. Madden has also served on a variety of non-profit boards in the role of Chairman, President, Long Range Planning Chair and Educational Chair for organizations including international commerce and industry associations, recreational clubs, youth sports associations, continuing educational groups, churches, and Vanderbilt University. Mr. Madden graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in 1991 and also attended the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Mr. Page was appointed to serve as a member of our board of directors on August 13, 2020. Since 2016, Mr. Page has been the Chief Administrative Officer, EVP & General Counsel of Amerisource Capital, a US-based financial lending and equity capital company. Since 2014, Mr. Page has been Of Counsel to the law firm of Selman, Munson & Lerner. Mr. Page previously served as CEO and serves as a Director of Venntis Technologies, a technology company focused on lighting and touch integration solutions for the horticultural, appliance and auto industries, since 2014. Mr. Page also served as CAO, interim CEO and a Director of Synagro Technologies, a private equity backed waste-to-energy company from 2009-2014. Mr. Page also sits on the non-profit boards of HiSPrint Ministries, Tres Dias and Ft. Bend Texans Sports associations. Mr. Page graduated from The University of Texas with a BS in Molecular Biology. Mr. Page received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1994 from South Texas College of Law.
Mr. Riedel was appointed to serve as a member of the Company’s board of directors on October 20, 2020. Mr. Riedel serves as the President of Apex Capital Investments for the Apex Heritage Group. He is responsible for The Apex Heritage Group’s Business Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Investments & Activities, Deal Sourcing, Debt/Equity Financing, Capital Fundraising, Apex Strategic Planning, and various Philanthropic and Community Projects. Apex Heritage Group is a private firm that invests and manages small-to-mid-sized companies and real estate ventures located in the Southern US region and abroad. Apex focuses on identifying and growing entrepreneurial industrial manufacturing and services companies and diversifying overall investment holdings. Mr. Riedel has been with the Apex Heritage Group since 2012 and prior to his position with Apex Heritage Group, he was involved in several investment and leadership roles related to commercial development, family office, and the healthcare industry. Additionally, Mr. Riedel has been involved and served on numerous non-profit and for-profit boards for more than 25 years.