With little more than manufacturing knowledge and a desire for
the challenge, Mid-America Manufacturing was chartered as a corporation
and began operation in early 1995 in a new 6,000-sq. ft. building
with a compliment of tool room type startup equipment. There
were no customers, just a business plan, a few employees, and
a commitment to the hard work to make it successful. Since that
beginning the business has grown considerably in terms of customers,
sales, employees, and floor space, but we are generally the same
We consider ourselves to be a premier manufacturing
job shop. We are a precision machining company that offers
a full range of services including precision CNC
machining (milling & turning), prototype machining, tool room machining,
and engineering design and build of tools, jigs, fixtures, gages, special equipment,
and other items per customer request.
Machining has been our primary business
at Mid-America Manufacturing. That is what we knew, that is where our experience
was. The founders of Mid-America
years of experience in manufacturing / production management, process development
and troubleshooting, tool & fixture design, and figuring out how to make
tough parts. They brought a basic ability to really understand what a customer
wants, needs, or is struggling with. They had an intuitive sense that gave
the initial customers a feeling that Mid-America knows what they are doing.
and the good jobs done earned the trust of our customers and they came back
for that reason. They spread our name to others and they kept coming back
same reasons. In general, we knew what our customers wanted and we delivered.
We believe that is still true today.
What do customers want from Mid-America
Manufacturing? Generally, the same things we want with a purchase: a quality
product, when its wanted, and at
a fair price.
Is this reasonable? We think so, and those expectations drive our business.
If we can accomplish these objectives, we are succeeding.
that today our customers want supplier partners that are willing
to take on more responsibility and be accountable. Collectively,
have built a company that is positioned well to do this. Although machining
gave us our beginning, we understand the need to provide other services
such as heat-treat,
grinding, lapping, finishing operations, and assembly. Many of these
services we offer in-house today. Where necessary, we have qualified
allow us to satisfy such needs. When appropriate, we have and will add
equipment and processes that allow us to better serve customer needs.
We are positioned
and embrace growth by having or adding the appropriate resources – whether
it is land, building space, equipment, or people resources. We are always
excited to discuss our customer’s new opportunities.
Manufacturing has come a long way since starting business in 1995.
From a few employees and zero customers to many of each.
As we go forward
we will do so with the same values and hard work that has brought us
far. We will continue to search out new customers to expand our sales
and add diversification
to our customer base. We will continue to work hard supporting the
that have been with us along the way. One thing is most certain – we
will be challenged. We welcome that.