Midland Metal Updates

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The story of Midland Industries new industrial distribution platform told on video.

[Kansas City, MO – May 23, 2019] — Earlier this year Midland Industries, in conjunction with Wynnchurch Capital, announced the rebranding of its industrial distribution platform. Today, the company released a video entitled, ‘Show the World’ which expands on the purpose and opportunities presented by the new brand.

The platform is comprised of Anderson Metals, Midland Metal Mfg., Buchanan Rubber, and Mid-America Fittings.  Midland Industries is a leading North American distributor and manufacturer of fittings, valves, hoses, couplings, and related products. The new family of companies is driven by customer needs and industry demands, with an emphasis on technology-driven solutions across all markets. With global and domestic manufacturing capabilities and an industry-leading e-commerce platform, Midland Industries is reinventing the entire category it serves.

 “We are building a dynamic, growth-oriented company by combining leading businesses in the industrial distribution space and leveraging best practices across the platform,” said Vince Hodes, Chief Executive Officer of Midland Industries. “This video captures the essence of the new brand and our vision for delivering world-class products and services to our customers.”

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Step one: Drink a nice glass of cold water, it’s important to never underestimate the need to hydrate! Even if re-ordering from Midland is convenient and easy, we believe that customer well-being should always come first.

Step two: Now that the dangers of dehydration have been satiated for at least the next hour, click on Order History in the account manager and select the order you wish to view. Drinking water has been proven to increase your brain power and provide energy!

Step three: Feel good about your healthy life choices. Contemplate that gym membership you’ve let slide, you know they keep charging you even if you don’t go. You should take your spouse or significant other, a healthy lifestyle should be shared with those you love. With visions of free weights and treadmills racing through your mind, let your mouse pointer slowly come to rest on the “Add these items to cart (Quick re-order)” button at the bottom of the order details and click. Those items have now been safely and securely added to your cart and you are ready to check out.

A New Family of Companies working Together

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”) announced today that it has rebranded its industrial distribution platform as Midland Industries. The platform consists of Anderson Metals, Midland Metal Mfg., Buchanan Rubber, and Mid-America Fittings. Midland Industries is a leading North American distributor and manufacturer of valves, fittings, hoses, couplings, and related products.

“We set out to build a dynamic, growth-oriented company by combining leading businesses in the industrial distribution space and leveraging best practices across the platform,” said Vince Hodes, Chief Executive Officer of Midland Industries. “The new name helps us better communicate our culture and broad set of capabilities to our customers. We’re committed to providing a comprehensive product offering, world class service, and no-hassle ordering.”

Hodes added, “The new brand and website reflect the company’s commitment to a unified strategy and we’re very bullish about the growth opportunities ahead.”

About Midland Industries:

Midland Industries is a leading distributor and manufacturer of more than 25,000 SKUs comprising fittings, couplings, valves, hoses, and related products. The company serves general industrial, hose, fluid power, plumbing, oil and gas, agriculture, water, truck and trailer, power transmission, original equipment manufacturers, and other end-markets. For more information, please visit: http://www.midlandindustries.com.

About Wynnchurch Capital:

Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California and Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $2.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: http://www.wynnchurch.com

Life can be summed up in percentile, for some of us 30% of our time is spent working, 28% might be spent sleeping, 2% on the phone, 1.5% of it in meetings etc…

While we can’t change the way you spend your time, we can change the amount of money you save when purchasing online.

Did you know that when you order online from Midlandmetal.com you save 5% every time? Every time. This means that while you may be spending some of that 30% at the office in front of a computer, you can also be saving 5% on that shiny new stainless steel braided lavatory connector you’ve had your eye on. Go ahead, you’ve earned it.

Or while you slowly drift off to dreamland, dream of the 5% you could be saving off of our quality brass union forged tees, now available in that hard to find 3/4″ thread size.

On the phone with your boss or significant other? Casually mention the 5% they could be saving on a Drexel rubber-tip turbo nozzle. They might not appreciate it, but we will.

On top of the 5% you’re already saving, you can save an additional 2% if paying with a credit card.

We don’t care if you are working, sleeping, in a meeting or on the phone, that 7% will be there waiting for you – like a technological Siren song of savings. Ordering online is as easy as logging in to your Midland account and placing an order. If you have questions or need assistance, spend some of that 2% phone time with one of our helpful customer service reps to get started.

Midland Metal Mfg. announced Scott Bardreau has joined the company as Chief Sales Officer for their growing platform of companies which includes Anderson Metals Corp. and Buchanan Rubber Ltd.  Scott Bardreau possesses extensive industry experience across Plumbing and Heating, Industrial, Waterworks and Irrigation verticals. Bardreau spent the last 12 years with Matco-Norca in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to Matco-Norca,  he served in various management roles at Watts Water Technologies, in both wholesale and retail channels. Bardreau has over 35 years of industry experience. When asked about joining Midland Metal Mfg. Bardreau stated, “ Coming together with Wynnchurch Capital and Midland Metals Mfg. positions us for tremendous growth. There is a belief system here of working together as one across the platform, to build relationships, trust and a history of success with our business partners. It’s extremely exciting.” 

Wynnchurch Capital recently merged Midland Metal Mfg, Anderson Metals, and Buchanan Rubber Ltd. into the platform company that serves the industrial distribution markets.  CEO Vince Hodes said, “We are excited to welcome Scott onto our team and look forward to leveraging his leadership and expertise into many years of success”.

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