Shatone’s unique name was derived from a combination of the names of its original owners: SHAron & TONy Neja
Shatone’s first location was a 60 X 60 area in the rear portion of Sharon and Tony’s well established welding supply business.
The company’s first day of production began in Oct. of 2005 with only one employee. With a large increase in business, Shatone was forced to rent additional shop space in order to assemble large equipment that was fabricated at the original site. The separate shop areas soon became a negative factor in production. This lead Tony and Sharon to look for land to expand their facility.
In January of 2008, Shatone purchased 12 acres of land with one 50 X 80 existing building in Whitesburg, Georgia. After renovating the building, the office and machine shop moved to the new location.
In early 2009, an additional 11,000 square foot fabrication shop was built with a 20 ton crane in high bay and a 5 ton crane in the second bay. At this time Shatone had grown to 11 full time and 3 part time employees.
We regret to report Tony and Shatone recently suffered the loss of Sharon Neja. Sharon passed away in 2010 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.