COVID-19 Statement

Updated 3/23/2020 at 11:35am

At Midland Tool & Supply, the safety and health of our customers, vendors, and employees are our top priorities.  That being said, we want to briefly outline the actions we have taken in response to the spread of COVID-19, based upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and federal orders.

First and foremost, we want to ensure our customers that the Oak Park, Michigan and Calumet City, Illinois Midland Tool & Supply and Superior Tool Rental & Repair locations will remain open for normal business hours – even during each state’s suspension of activities – so that you can continue to rely on us for supplies and services you need for essential operations.

While Michigan and Illinois have both issued us to “Stay at Home,” certain businesses identified as “essential” are permitted to continue operations.  By each state’s definition, Midland Tool & Supply and Superior Tool Rental & Repair are considered essential businesses because we supply other essential businesses.  Please refer to each state’s executive order, outlining the definition of an essential business for more information on our decision:

To ensure a safe operational environment for our customers, vendors, and employees, we have:

  • Limited on-site office, warehouse, rental and repair personnel, per state/federal guidelines.
  • Provided COVID-19 specific personal hygiene and workplace cleanliness directives for all staff members
  • Enforced social distancing guidelines for all on-site staff
  • Eliminated all non-essential business travel
  • Implemented a new visitor policy to limit guests in our facilities. If you are scheduled to visit one of our facilities, you will be asked to postpone, cancel or meet virtually.
  • Expanded our already thorough facility and vehicle cleaning process

We recognize that this situation is unpredictable and fast-moving.  Our COVID-19 response will remain swift and adaptable, in order to maintain alignment with the CDC, as well as State and Federal orders.

New Branch in Calumet City, Illinois

 CALUMET CITY, IL – June 26, 2019 – Today, Midland Tool & Supply announced the opening of its first branch office, located at 1479 Regency Court 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.

“Midland and Superior Tool are now able to stock and service our customer base in Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, and the outlying areas, from a local standpoint,” says company President, Brian Boychuk.  “Being in Calumet City, Illinois, just north of I 80 and I 94, also gives us quick, geographic and interstate access to the region.  Having same day, door to door service is very important to our customers, and that is why we have made this large commitment to the area.”

Midland Tool & Supply’s new branch was constructed in 1989, and previously served as a distribution center for Dunkin’ Donuts and Little Caesar’s.   Upon possession, Midland Tool & Supply hired Barton Malow Company to restore and update the interior and exterior.  Highlights from the construction phase include:  demolition and complete replacement of heaved interior concrete, re-pavement of the exterior lot, creation of a mezzanine for storing large equipment, installation of high efficiency lighting, installation of a pressurized heating system, installation of motorized docking doors, installation of an interior vehicle water runoff system, construction of a spacious customer will call lobby, and reconfiguration of the lofted office space.

Midland Tool & Supply looks forward to holding a Open House at the new branch in the spring of 2020.  An exact date will be announced in the winter of 2020, and any inquiries can be emailed to Rachel Dresser, Marketing Manager, with the subject line “Calumet City Open House.” “We are excited to meet new and existing customers along with suppliers, partners, colleagues and friends in the fall to celebrate the commitment we have made to our customers and the community of Calumet City,” says Boychuk.

The branch manager, Rob Teasley, will be available Monday through Friday, from 6:30am to 5:00 to assist existing customers, as well as those who would like to learn more about Midland Tool & Supply’s products and services.  The warehouse, customer service, and sales teams will be accessible during the same hours.  The branch will be equipped with an after hours call line, to assist with situations that arise outside of business hours.

About Midland Tool & Supply

Founded in 1962, Midland Tool & Supply served the piping and electrical industry for 20 years before broadening product lines and becoming a “one stop shop” for the construction sector.  By 1976, our former owner, Bruce Boychuk, had taken ownership of the company, after working as a Driver and Sales Representative since inception.  Continuing to operate as a family owned business, our current Owner and President, Brian Boychuk, joined Midland Tool & Supply in 1996 as a Sales Representative.  After speaking with customers and identifying a need in the sector for rental equipment and repair, Brian expanded the business a second time and founded Superior Tool Rental & Repair. Today, Midland and Superior Tool work together to provide high-quality tools, equipment, supplies, repairs, rentals, and other unique services to job-sites across the nation.

Midland Tool & Supply’s headquarters is located in Oak Park, Michigan, and its new branch office in Calumet City, Illinois.  Midland Tool & Supply’s 70 employees are committed to guiding 500+ customers to the safest and most efficient products for their unique application.  Our offices feature a modern, open design to encourage collaboration; conference and training rooms to facilitate conversations between employees, vendors, and customers; a private fleet of versatile delivery vehicles; and expansive warehouses to keep over 6,500 products in immediate supply.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality tools, equipment and services in the industry by supplying customers and employees with the resources needed to consistently exceed expectations.  Our vision is to cultivate a knowledgeable and innovative staff that is prepared to respond to our customers in a consistent and reliable manner.

For media and other inquiries, please contact:

Rachel Dresser
Marketing Manager

Jackie Lupton
Marketing Coordinator


2018 Crain’s Cool Places to Work

Midland Tool & Supply was named one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business, ranking 45 of 100 selected companies. The awards program was created in 2012 and is a project of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Have at least 15 employees working in Michigan;
– Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
– Be a publicly or privately held business;
– Have a facility in the state of Michigan; and
– Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Michigan and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Midland Tool & Supply will be recognized on August 20th in a special publication by Crain’s Detroit Business.

For more information on the Cool Places to Work in Michigan program, visit

OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule


Saturday, September 23rd

Crystalline silica is an industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. Quartz – the most common form of silica – is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Materials containing quartz are found in a variety of workplaces.

Silica dust is hazardous when very small (respirable) particles are inhaled. These
respirable dust particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause disabling and sometimes fatal lung diseases, including silicosis. lung cancer, and kidney disease.

Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica occurs when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, rock, and stone products. Occupational exposure also occurs in operations that process or use large quantities of sand, such as foundries and the glass, pottery and concrete products industries. OSHA estimates that more than 2.3 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to dust containing crystalline silica with nearly 90% of those workers employed in the construction industry.

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can occur during common construction tasks, such as: when using masonry saws, grinders, drills, jackhammers and hand held powered chipping tools; when operating vehicle-mounted drilling rigs or crushing machines; milling; when using heavy equipment for demolition.

The standard requires employers to limit worker exposures to RCS and to take other steps to protect workers, such as providing HEPA vacuums, dust extraction, eye protection and respirators.


“United States Department of Labor.” Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Accessed 18 Sept. 2017.