Celebrating 35 Years!

Bill Hilleary founded SSM Industries in 1982. His first product, a US military fliers glove made of a specialized fabric was first produced at a nearby facility in Pikeville, TN. He then returned home to the original site of his father William Hilleary’s textile company, Southern Silk Mills, in the heart of Spring City, Tennessee. The company has since expanded its capabilities to include spinning, weaving, dyeing, and finishing.

Every product made by SSM is used to help someone keep safe, protected and coming home from a dangerous job safe and sound. A big job for such a humble, small town company. SSM Industries typifies the strength of the “Made in USA” label.

Today Bill’s son, Scott Hilleary, is proud to lead the dedicated and skilled women and men of SSM. They are proud of the work they do, whom they serve and are enthusiastically looking forward to the next 35 years. This dedication makes it easy to carry on Bill Hilleary's commitment to creating jobs and opportunities for his hometown, Spring City, Tennessee.

An employee appreciation was held July 27, 2017, to celebrate our 35 year anniversary. With rain pouring, employees, past employees, and families enjoyed the festivities indoors.

Celebrating 35 years with friends and family!

Bill Hilleary and son, Scott in NYC circa 1982

Bill Hilleary and son, Scott on the first road trip announcing the creation of SSM to the trade. NYC circa 1982.

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