Midwest Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. is a premier wholesale supplier to outdoor power equipment retailers in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, & Missouri. We distribute premium outdoor power equipment for commercial lawn maintenance, landscape, rental and construction businesses. We also provide a complete line of replacement parts for the products we sell and back up our products with factory-trained technical service, customer service, and warranty personnel. Midwest Equipment is the authorized distributor for the SCAG, ECHO, ECHO-BearCat, Shindaiwa, and Billy Goat product lines.
Midwest Equipment was founded originally as Cates Brothers Texaco Service in January of 1951. The business flourished and evolved into diversified products and services; one of which was lawn and garden equipment.
1957 Cates Brothers Texaco Service was discontinued and Midwest Nursery and Equipment was formed. During this period, a bowling supply company was also part of the operation.
1962 the business was divided; with Bill Cates continuing with the nursery and bowling supplies business and Ben Cates continuing with the lawn and garden retail and wholesale business under the name of Midwest Equipment & Supply Co.
On August 24, 1970, Midwest Equipment & Supply Co. was incorporated and became even more involved in lawn and garden wholesale distribution serving Southern Indiana and a portion of Kentucky.
1974 the retail operation was sold to Meuth Equipment Company and Midwest Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. became totally dedicated to the wholesale distribution of outdoor power equipment as we know it today.
Our Company now serves Indiana, Kentucky, Central/Southern Illinois and Missouri for several major lines of outdoor power equipment and is considered nationally as one of the most successful operations in the Industry.