History

1962
  • 1962
       

    1962 - Founded

    In 1962, Midland Equipment Company was founded in Oak Park, Michigan to provide construction supplies to the large and small contractors, industrial plants, government agencies, and automotive factories in Metro Detroit. Many of the initial tools carried supported the growth of Detroit and its surrounding areas in the 1960s.

  • 1974
       

    1974 - First Expansion

    In 1974, Midland Equipment Company transitioned to Midland Pipe Tools.  This name change reflected the company’s focus on supplying tools to piping, threading, electrical, and construction operators. During this time, the company continued to carry a large stock of products for all industries, providing quick service that “jumped” right on customer requests.

  • 1976
       

    1976 - Bruce Boychuk Takes Ownership

    By 1976, Bruce Boychuk had taken ownership of Midland Equipment Company, after working as a driver and sales representative since the company’s inception.

  • 1976
       

    1976 - Second Expansion

    By 1976, the company name had shifted back to Midland Equipment Company, and was focused on supplying tools nationally, particularly to support the Alaskan pipeline construction.

  • 1981
       

    1981 - Third Expansion

    In 1981, Midland Equipment Company expanded again, this time, to include repair and rental service under the brand, “Midland Tool Service.”

  • 1985
       

    1985 - Satellite Office in Beaver Falls, PA

    By 1985, Midland Equipment Company opened a satellite branch in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to support the construction of the Beaver Valley Power Station.  This branch remained open until construction of the power plant was completed in 1986.

  • 1995
       

    1995 - Superior Tool Rental & Repair

    In February of 1996, after identifying a market for tool rentals, Brian Boychuk launched Superior Tool Rental & Repair, which operated out of Midland Equipment Company’s warehouse in Oak Park, Michigan.  Superior Tool’s repair aspect replaced the Midland Tool Service brand, which shuttered operations in 1993.

  • 1996
       

    1996 - Brian Boychuk Begins at Midland

    After launching Superior Tool Rental & Repair in 1995, Brian Boychuk joined the Midland Equipment Company team as Sale Representative.

  • 2006
       

    2006 - Second Building Acquired

    In 2006, Midland Equipment Co. – located since inception at 12771 Capital Street in Oak Park, MI – purchased the neighboring building to accommodate growing inventory and staff.  The original building is referred to as “Building 1,” and the second location – formerly Michigan Glove – is referred to as “Building 2.”

  • 2006
       

    2006 - Onsite Tool Trailers Launched

    In 2006, Midland Equipment Company acquired its first onsite tool trailer.  Onsite tool trailers are used to house tools and other supplies for large construction projects, turnarounds, and shutdowns.

  • 2006
       

    2006 - New Logo

    In 2006, another unknown artist created a new logo for Midland Tool & Supply.  The  one color design featured the words, “Midland” and “Supply,” in script, and “Tool” in serif.  A long arc sweeps under the word, “Midland,” and encases the word, “Tool.”  At the end of the arc are two hand tools illustrations:  an adjustable wrench and a tongue and groove plier.

  • 2009
       

    2009 - Updated Logo

    In 2009, Denny Denell of Denell Graphics updated the company logo to include a metallic perimeter.  Denny also redesigned the hand tool icons to include metallic elements and more detail.

  • 2012
       

    2012 - Midland Celebrates 50 Years

    In 2012, Midland Tool & Supply celebrated 50 years of operation.  Denny Denell created a special logo to commemorate the occasion.

  • 2014
       

    2014 - Brian Boychuk Assumes Ownership

    In October of 2014, after gradually assuming more and more company responsibilities, Brian Boychuk became the owner of Midland Equipment Company.

  • 2014
       

    2014 - New Headquarters

    In November 2014, construction was completed on Midland Tool & Supply’s headquarters at 21610 Meyers Road in Oak Park, Michigan.  Today, Building 1 functions as Superior Tool’s repair facility, and Building 2 remains a warehouse.  Midland Tool and Supply’s new headquarters has: a large, organized warehouse with several docking doors; space for Superior Tool Rental & Repair’s main operations; multiple offices for personnel; a customer service “bull pen”; two break rooms with fully operational kitchens; and technologically advanced conference and training rooms.

  • 2017
       

    2017 - Mobile Bolting Van

    In 2017, Midland Tool & Supply added a mobile bolting van to its sales, rental, and repair vehicle fleet.  The mobile bolting van is capable of performing onsite testing, calibration, certification, and training for manual, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.

  • 2018
       

    2018 - Updated Onsite Tool Trailers

    In 2018, Midland Tool & Supply updated all four of the company’s onsite tool trailers to include:  efficient shelving, bin labels, stack-able bins, and inventory management and bar-coding software.

  • 2018
       

    2018 - Weld Test Connex

    In 2018, Midland Tool & Supply created a weld testing facility, called a “Weld Test Connex,” which customers can rent and use onsite.

  • 2018
       

    2018 - Cool Places to Work 2018

    On August 20th 2018, Midland Tool & Supply and Superior Tool Rental & Repair was announced as one of Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan.  The companies ranked 45 out of 100 companies.

  • 2019
       

    2019 - New Branch in Calumet City, IL

    On June 26th 2019, Midland Tool & Supply announced the opening of its first branch office in Calumet City, Illinois.  The new facility features a lofted office space, allowing the approximately 55,000 square foot lower level to serve as an uninterrupted distribution center.  This, combined with the location’s close proximity to several major thoroughfares, will allow Midland Tool to serve customers outside of Michigan in a rapid and effective manner.

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 2019 Cool Places to Work in Michigan

    On August 5th 2019, Midland Tool & Supply was announced by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the top 100 coolest places to work in Michigan.

2018