Reed’s Metals has expansion in works

PHOTO SUBMITTED / Reed's Metals Inc. is expanding. Owner Bernie Reed announced this week that his home base in Brookhaven is getting some added floor space. R.K. Wallace Construction Co. of Jayess is doing the work.

PHOTO SUBMITTED / Reed’s Metals Inc. is expanding. Owner Bernie Reed announced this week that his home base in Brookhaven is getting some added floor space. R.K. Wallace Construction Co. of Jayess is doing the work.

Reed’s Metals Inc. opened in Brookhaven in 1998, but since 2010 they have been growing rapidly with four new locations, said owner Bernie Reed.

The other locations are in Jackson, Tenn.; Benton, Ark.; Lake Charles, La.; and Tupelo. “And, there are other locations on the radar,” he said.

The latest growth is happening at home base and is a 60-by-120-foot expansion to increase floor space for manufacturing and warehousing. Reed said the addition will be ready for use within a couple of weeks.

The expansion became necessary, Reed said, because of increasing sales.

“Due to the high volume of metal buildings we are shipping around the southeast, we had to expand.”

Reed said he is consistently adding employees to the business and with this single expansion his company is adding $10 million more to the Brookhaven economy. He employs 64 employees in the Brookhaven location alone, and between 115 and 120 employees in all locations. He explained that Reed’s is more than a place to buy metal buildings.

“We are a roofing manufacturer and a metal building manufacturer,” he said. Last year he said they sold 325 buildings. In 2012 that number was 205. His success, he said, is due to the company’s focus on what customers need and giving the same respect and attention to the small residential jobs that they do the large commercial jobs.

“We have a professional team here that knows the product,” he said. “We give free estimates, too. There is no job too small and every job is important.

“We offer seven profiles of roofs – corrugated, traditional 5-V, many types of residential and commercial panels. But, I think the biggest thing that makes this company a success is that our sales staff makes it so simple to come in, find what you need, order it and have it cut and ready the same day.”

Reed said their metal barns can be ordered and manufactured within 21 days. At every location they employ the best local contractors.

“We have hundreds of reputable contractors across the southeast that we can send out to customers for an estimate,” he said.

Locally Reed contracts a great deal of work with R.K. Wallace Construction Co. of Jayess.

“Wallace Construction Co. is putting up the expansion,” Reed said. “We’ve used Robert [Wallace] to put up a lot of our buildings. He’s very professional. He gets in and gets the job done.”

Reed offers more than 20 colors for roofing, siding and metal buildings. The business is located at 19 E. Lincoln Drive. You also can call 601-823-6516, or visit the website at www.reedsmetals.com.

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