Posted April 18, 2019

Midland Metal Mfg. named 2018 Supplier of the Year at IDCO Expo

IDCO is a premier co-op for independent hose distributors.

Midland Metal Mfg. was named IDCO’s 2018 Supplier of the Year. IDCO, the premier co-op for independent hose distributors, recently hosted its Expo in Houston, Texas where more than 300 suppliers and members were in attendance to network, train, and connect on industrial products, including hoses, fittings, gaskets, rubber materials, and more. The Expo culminated with an award banquet where Midland Metal Mfg. was unveiled as IDCO’s Supplier of the Year.

“It was my honor to represent our team at the IDCO Expo and accept the award on our company’s behalf. Supplying IDCO’s members is a team effort. We received so many compliments from IDCO members at the banquet and at the tradeshow about our customer service, speedy delivery, website, catalog, marketing tools, fill rates, and more,” states Brett Powell, Midland Metal Mfg. national sales manager. “There are many other great suppliers in the group so to be chosen by the members was a real honor and a true testament to the hard work every employee at Midland Metal Mfg. puts in to taking care of our customers.”

Midland Metal Mfg. joined IDCO in 2002, and Powell has attended every IDCO Expo for the past 16 years. “Of course, the 2019 Expo was my favorite, and not just because the group recognized us,” says Powell. “The Expo offers real opportunities for increasing our business. We enjoy interacting, planning, and strategizing with IDCO members.”

Midland Metal Mfg. sold to 65 IDCO members in 2018 and posted sales increases with 44 of them. Customer service is always top priority at Midland Metal Mfg. Ordering is a simple process for IDCO members thanks to account management tools and a state-of-the-art website that’s managed in-house and is constantly evolving to furnish members with new solutions.

Marketing savvy and a distinct online presence distinguish Midland Metal Mfg. from the competition. The company customizes their robust catalog with customers’ names and pricing, can build personalized e-commerce sites and provide customized labels, as well as private label drop shipping.

Midland Metal Mfg. is a part of the Midland Industries platform, a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of valves, fittings, hoses, couplings, and related products.

Founded in 1980 and based in Kansas City, MO, Midland is a distributor with over 13,000 SKUs comprising valves, fittings and related products. The company distributes to general industrial, hose, fluid power, plumbing, oil and gas, agriculture, water, truck and trailer, power transmission, and other end-markets. For more information, please visit: