Automation and Controls


At Show-Me Industrial Controls, we specialize in offering a wide range of automation solutions tailored to your needs. Our services include the design and manufacturing of industrial control panels, PLC and HMI programming, SCADA design and development, as well as vision systems, robotics, and various other automation applications.

We prioritize a client-centric approach, focusing on your specific requirements and data-driven insights to address your challenges. By involving our customers in every stage of the design process, we ensure that the final product is one that your team can easily adopt and take ownership of from the get-go. This collaborative approach guarantees a seamless integration of our solutions into your existing operations, ultimately fostering efficiency and success.

Who We Are

At our company, we are a diverse family of professionals hailing from various industries and backgrounds, committed to connecting you with our extensive network of partners. Our mission is to deliver exceptional solutions and a fully inclusive design process that exceeds your expectations. As a dynamic and unified team, we strive to become your trusted automation partner, all sharing the same objective – working together for your success.

Why We Are

Drawing on our extensive experience in industrial manufacturing, we’ve observed the rapid shift of systems integration towards OEM models. This often necessitates the investment of significant time and resources in finding a new solutions provider each time your automation or controls support needs evolve. Our aim is to become your steadfast partner, offering comprehensive solutions either in-house or through our extensive network of associates. By sourcing and presenting these solutions, we empower you to make well-informed decisions while focusing on the core aspects of managing your business.

Where We Are

Our company proudly operates from two central locations in St. Joseph and Hamilton, Missouri. Our talented team of engineers is spread across Florida, North Carolina, and Missouri, while our extensive network of partners spans the entire United States. This allows us to cater to your needs wherever they may arise.

Though we offer nationwide coverage, our primary focus lies within the Midwest region. Our strong presence in this area enables us to provide local expertise and a thorough understanding of the specific needs and challenges businesses in the Midwest face. By expanding our reach across the nation and maintaining a strong local focus, we strive to deliver unparalleled service and innovative solutions tailored to your unique requirements.



If you don’t love what you do, you shouldn’t be doing it.


The best tech, the best way.

It is not enough to just have the shiny new toy, you have to know how to use it. We spend a lot of time vetting and researching the best ways to achieve your goals while working within the confines of your teams skill sets and your support group. This includes using components that your vendors can get you and working with your operations and maintenance teams internally to ensure you can support your new systems.


We’ve been there, we can help.

We have backgrounds in Engineering and Maintenance Management, Operations Management, Project Management and more. We understand the challenge of the justification and ROI. We do not provide a one size fits all solution. We evaluate the need with you and come up with ideas and solutions that fit the “need right now”, the “need next year” and the budget for both. Set up a conversation with us and see why us working for you will change the way you do projects.

Featured Projects

Automated Carton Packing System

SMIC is excited to announce that we have been entrusted with a project to create a highly customizable, ultra-flexible, and high-speed carton packaging system, set for delivery in July 2023. This cutting-edge system will incorporate a diverse range of components, such as robotics, Linmot linear actuators, drive systems, vision technology, advanced networking, and much more.

Be sure to keep an eye on our progress as we work diligently to ensure the successful completion of this innovative project. We are confident that our expertise and dedication will result in a state-of-the-art packaging solution that meets and exceeds expectations.



“We have utilized SMIC for turn-key installations and project management at multiple sites and have been more than impressed. SMIC staff is professional, honest, hardworking, customer oriented, and forward thinking. They have been a huge asset to our organization to foster growth and expand our services. SMIC has also been a reliable partner to aid in customer requirements for service to fill in where we were unavailable on short notice. SMIC is a valued partner and look forward to growing further with each other.”

Scott Chehak VP Business Development and Resource Management Arrowhead Systems


“SMIC does amazing work. Their team is easy to work with and their customer service is unbeatable. Everything works as promised and I love our equipment, electrical panels and automation systems. One of the best star-ups that I have had the opportunity to lead. Nathan & Cody are competent and knowledgeable, best integrators I have worked with in the Saint Joseph/ Kansas City area ”.

Dan McVey

Engineering Manager – Ventura Foods St. Joseph MO


“Our organization was facing challenges with outdated automation systems, causing significant downtime and hindering our efficiency in an important manufacturing process. After a positive experience with SMIC for previous service needs in our St. Joseph Missouri plant, we decided to partner with them for the upgrade of our automation systems.

Nathan and his team from SMIC took a hands-on approach, spending time on the production floor and working closely with our team to gather information and develop a solution utilizing the latest technology from Rockwell. This collaboration continued throughout the entire project, with our operators and maintenance personnel even visiting SMIC’s office for a day to participate in HMI development.

SMIC provided a comprehensive solution by designing, manufacturing, and installing their automation controls systems on our production lines, and even sub-contracting necessary trades for the installation. They successfully delivered the project on time and within budget, and continue to collaborate with us on further upgrades in other plants and new lines. The partnership between SMIC and Clarios has been productive and beneficial for both companies, and we look forward to continued success in the future.”

Lewis Madden – Clarios Sr Manufacturing and Controls Engineer – NA