Midland Tool & Supply and Superior Tool Rental & Repair work together to provide high quality products, rentals and 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 application. Our offices feature 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.
- Power Generation
- Steel Manufacturing
- Oil & Gas
- National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE)
- Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)
- Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
- The Association of Union Contractors (TAUC)
- American Rental Association (ARA)
- Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA)
- Southern Michigan Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (SMCNECA)
- Northwest Indiana Business Round Table (NWIBRT)
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.
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.
In 1976, the business name shifted back to Midland Equipment Company and Bruce begin to focus on supplying tools nationally. In particular, to support the Alaskan pipeline construction.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.