60 Years In, Midland Tool Expanding Across the Midwest

The longtime Detroit-area distributor added hubs near Chicago and St. Louis in recent years.

Midland Tool & Supply headquarters, Oak Park, Mich.
Midland Tool & Supply headquarters, Oak Park, Mich.
Midland Tool & Supply

In the latest installment in ID's 2024 "Watch List," Midland Tool & Supply discusses how it's only growing stronger as it marks more than 60 years in business. Founded in suburban Detroit to supply the city's sprawling automotive and steel industries, Midland steadily grew into a nationwide tool distributor — before expanding its physical footprint to two new cities in 2019.

For earlier profiles, read here, here and here; for the complete Watch List, see the latest edition of Industrial Distribution magazine.

Midland Tool & Supply

Logo 659c61f0b5060Midland Tool & SupplyCompany name: Midland Tool & Supply
Nominated by: NetPlus Alliance
Top executive(s): Brian Boychuk, owner and president; Chris Arthur, vice president of sales
Year founded: 1962
Headquarters: Oak Park, Mich.
Website: midlandtool.com
Number of locations: 3
Key product categories: Safety, power tools, hand tools, welding, rigging, job site supplies and storage, pipe prep and fabrication, drilling and cutting, material handling and abrasives
Total employee headcount: 150
Total SKU count: More than 12,000

Midland Tool branch, Calumet City, Ill.Midland Tool branch, Calumet City, Ill.Midland Tool & SupplyCompany commentary: For over 60 years, Midland Tool & Supply has been a reliable source of professional grade industrial supplies. Based in Michigan and with branch offices in Calumet City and Madison, Illinois, our strategically located facilities cater to customers nationwide. A unique service we offer is our StockUp on-site supply program, extending our warehouse capabilities to job sites through custom inventories in on-site supply trailers or tool rooms. With a dedicated fleet of delivery vehicles and an extensive inventory of over 12,000 in-stock products, we are the comprehensive solution for professional grade industrial supplies and rentals. Our dedication to customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and forward-thinking approaches distinguishes us as leaders in the industry.

Recent awards or recognition: 2023 NetPlus Alliance “MVP Distributor of the Year-Tier II” for record 2022 sales and supplier diversification; NetPlus Alliance “Conversion Champions,” 2020-2022; Crain’s “Cool Places to Work, Small Business,” 2018-2021.

Do they offer e-commerce? Not currently. Customers are invited to request a quote online at midlandtool.com for a tailored experience with our expert sales team.

Midland Tool branch, Madison, Ill.Midland Tool branch, Madison, Ill.Midland Tool & SupplyRecent company news: The company’s Calumet City branch, outside Chicago, opened in 2019 and features 55,000-square-foot distribution, sales, repair and rental center. The Madison branch, near St. Louis, opened in 2021 with a 28,000-square-foot distribution center and sales office.

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