Over the years we've grown a lot but the values we were founded on are a part of every project we do today.

The new 80,000 square-foot facility expansion officially opened on February 7, 2022 with SC Governor Henry McMaster on hand to commemorate the occasion. The expansion includes a new 1,200 foot automated powder coating system and additional space for value added assembly operations. Read More.


Sargent Metal celebrated the upcoming facility expansion with a ground breaking ceremony with team members, friends of the company and local county leaders on September 22, 2020. Read More.


Sargent Metal announces plans for a 80,000 square-foot expansion and the addition of new state of the art equipment, including a second 8000 kW Fiber Laser and a 1,200 foot automated powder coating system. Read More.


Vice President Mike Pence visits to discuss the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) concerning fair trade between the 3 countries. Read More.


Sargent opened its Innovation Center focused on prototypes and quick run parts.


Donnie & Rita Sargent retired.


Sargent moved to its present location on Airport Road.


JD Sargent retired. Sargent bought it’s first CNC equipment.


Sargent won a contract with Dunbar to build their armor trucks.


Sargent moved from its River Street location to Standridge Road.


Sargent began to repair armor cars for Anderson Armor Car Company.


Donnie Sargent founded Sargent Metal Fabricators in Anderson, SC. Their primary accounts supported the local textile industry with material handling equipment and metal fabricated duct work.

Our Story

Sargent Metal Fabricators

In June of 1975, Donnie Sargent started Sargent Metal Fabricators. Donnie’s dad, JD Sargent came shortly after that. They equipped their shop with select machines and a desire to become a quality driven metal fabrication shop. Many of their initial jobs were in the textile industry. Sargent continued to grow over the years and made many products that included armored trucks and fire trucks. It was in the early 1990’s when Donnie realized that Sargent needed to invest in CNC equipment to stay competitive and to grow in other markets. Sargent bought its first CNC laser punch machine in the early 1990’s. Today, Sargent continues to invest by buying machines with the latest technology available, to better serve their customers.

In 2003, Sargent moved from its Standridge Road location to its present location at Airport Road in Anderson, SC. It is an 80,000 square-foot facility located on a 21-acre campus. Today, the Standridge Road facility serves as The Sargent Innovation Center.

Donnie’s stepson Tim, started working at Sargent as a teenager, becoming the third generation to work in the family business. In 2011, Tim became President and CEO of Sargent Metal. In 2020, Sargent Metal broke ground on an 80,000 square-foot facility expansion. This facility officially opened in February 2022 and included a brand new 1200 foot automated powder coating system, additional space for value added assembly operations and shipping, a new canteen and break room area and additional office space.

Sargent Metal is positioned well to continue to grow with the needs of our current and future customers.

Our Team

Our Team

Today over 150 people are proud to call Sargent Metal home. From Punching to Powder Coating to Assembly we are proud to serve customers in over 30 states and 3 countries.

Our Leadership

Tim Hayden is the President and CEO of Sargent Metal, a family owned business started in 1975. Tim is the 3rd generation of his family to lead Sargent Metal, an Anderson born company celebrating their 44th year of business in 2019! Tim is a Clemson University alumni and an avid Tiger fan.

Tim is very active in numerous civic and professional organizations including the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Electric City Rotary Club, and past Board Member of the Anderson Area YMCA. Tim is also an active member of his church and applies these same values to running his business. He enjoys sharing his professional knowledge and experience with his colleagues as well as other small business owners through his monthly podcast, Big Ideas for Small Business.

Tim and his wife, Dawn, have two children.

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