Midwest Equipment Company is proud to be 100% employee owned!

What It Means to Be 100% Employee Owned

Midwest Equipment Company became 100% employee owned in the Fall of 2018. What does that mean—to the company, to our employees, and to our customers?

Employee-owned companies are companies in which the staff owns a majority of the stock shares, giving them a stronger voice in management decision-making. Most, including Midwest Equipment Company, are run according to an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which works like an employee benefit plan that includes shares of stock.

We continuously work toward an organization comprised entirely of energized and empowered business owners and entrepreneurs.

Being 100% employee owned means that everyone has a vested interest in the success of the company. Every single employee cares about the health and success of the entire company, not just their job or the projects they are involved in. We all help each other to ensure success across the board.

Employee ownership also offers more stability, financial and otherwise. Instead of paying corporate taxes, the tax liability will be put back into the company, which strengthens its ability to serve clients, and employee-owned companies are less likely to be acquired, creating an environment focused on long-term relationships for both employees and clients.

Midwest Equipment Company’s employees work hard to delight customers—they always have and always will. Owning a stake in the company just makes it that much more fun and gratifying to be a part of a great team. We are Midwest Equipment Company…and we own our story.

ESOP Announcement – October 2018

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Meet Our Employee Owners!

Kate Bohnert

Since becoming an ESOP company, I’ve seen the culture start to evolve to become more collaborative where everyone is pulling for the same goals.

Kate BohnertMarketing Manager
Stephanie Schaefer

It means an awesome responsibility that has the potential to reap incredible results. It means that we are all in this together, and we have the opportunity to create a more secure future for ourselves, just by doing what we do on an everyday basis.

Stephanie SchaeferDispatch & Billing
Rob Sanders

ESOP is added incentive to do a better job. As employees, we are now more invested in this company.

Rob SandersTechnician
Bill Hegger

To be employee owned means that all customers are my customers. I leave an impression with my customers that makes them want to talk about MEC in a positive connotation. It says a lot when you receive great feedback from happy customers that have just had a machine malfunction that negatively impacted their own business. We serve my customers so that they can serve their customers.

Bill HeggerTechnician
John Pahic

ESOP has helped push the mind set of “customer first.” Take care of the customer and everything else will follow. It really helps create this sort of bigger picture.

John PahicSales Representative
Ashley Giffin

Knowing that we’re ESOP makes me want to work harder to help everyone around me. It really creates a strong team atmosphere.

Ashley GiffinEquipment Coordinator
David Blevins

It makes me feel like I actually do make a difference and am able to contribute to the success or fail of my company’s future.

David BlevinsInstaller