Southern Bleacher Historical Timeline
Southern Bleacher Construction Company
The entity that would one day grow to be the largest bleacher manufacturer in North America is founded in Van Buren, AR.
Van Buren, AR
Southern Bleacher Co. to Graham, TX
First Large Plotter
Purchase of first large plotter for designing grandstands, stadiums, and arenas.
Welding To Bolted-Up Structure
Innovative move for SOBCO with the first time to weld to a bolted-up structure.
Jo Ann Geurin
Jo Ann Geurin, daughter of Jim Geurin, named President of Southern Bleacher Company. She held this position until January 1, 2016.
First Use of AutoCAD
First time to implement the AutoCad program at SOBCO – this is the program we still use today.
HUB Machine & Tools started building press boxes.
First job with Interlock Decking.
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX. Largest grandstand ever built at one time, with 150,000 seats.
California Speedway - Fontana, CA
Irwindale Speedway - Irwindale, CA
Crew Stadium - Columbus, OH
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Southern Methodist Stadium - Dallas, TX
First job with Interlock 2000+ Decking.
Barron Co. Fairgrounds - Rice Lake, WI
Ohio State University
Jesse Owens Stadium – Columbus, OH
University of Georgia
Jack Turner Stadium – Athens, GA. Second curved roof structure that SOBCO has built, first was Texas Christian University...
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB
Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX
Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
Oroville High School - Oroville, CA
Red Bull Park - Harrison, NJ
TCF Bank Stadium - Minneapolis, MN
United State Tennis Association
Court 17 – Flushing, NY. First job completed with SPS.
University of Houston - Houston, TX
Butler University - Indianapolis, IN
Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL
Garret and Wyatt Pettus
Garrett Pettus - President, Southern Bleacher Company, Inc. Wyatt Pettus – President, Southern Bleacher Holdings, Inc.