Midwest Equipment Company Increases Territory Footprint by Acquiring Taylor Indiana Distributorship 

Fenton, MO (February 1, 2024) — Midwest Equipment Company, a leading provider and exclusive distributorship for Taylor, Broaster and Flavor Burst commercial kitchen equipment, announces the acquisition of Taylor Distributors of Indiana.

President & CEO, Ann Bueler said this: “As a successful and respected distributor, Taylor Distributors of Indiana was the perfect cultural and strategic fit to expand Midwest Equipment Company’s footprint across the Midwest. They bring a wealth of industry experience and talent to our organization and will benefit from all the advantages a strong and growing ESOP company has to offer. Adding Indiana to our multi-state distribution territory will enable us to substantially increase resources available to customers, boost operational synergies, and maximize employee-shareholder value for our newly expanded employee base. We are thrilled with this opportunity and all it will bring to build on our legacy of success for many decades to come.”

With the addition of Indiana, Midwest Equipment now has a six-state territory that crosses our various product lines. Indiana will continue to sell and service their respective product lines.

“The coming together of the two companies represents a significant milestone in our history, as it will allow for a more robust and comprehensive range of products and services. We are looking forward to leveraging our service coverage for the benefit of our customers.” Kyle Witmer, President & CEO of Taylor Distributors of Indiana.

In an email announcement to employees, Bueler said, “Like Midwest Equipment Company (MEC) employee-owners, the Taylor Indiana folks have worked very hard to do the best job possible for their company, the distributor network, their manufacturers and their customers. We are thrilled to welcome them to our team and hope you will all join us in making them feel very welcome as our newest Midwest employees.”

In 2023, Midwest Equipment Company celebrated 30 years in business and its five-year anniversary as an employee-owned company. In January 2024, Taylor Distributors of Indiana celebrated its 70th anniversary in business under the ownership of the Witmer family. Our newly formed organization brings a combined 100 years of experience and track record for success to the foodservice equipment industry. 

About

Midwest Equipment Company

Midwest Equipment Company is the exclusive distributor for Taylor Company grills and soft serve and beverage freezers, Broaster ventless and pressure fryers, and Flavor Burst flavoring systems to restaurant businesses in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas and 21 counties in Western Tennessee, providing top-of-the-line new and certified pre-owned commercial kitchen foodservice equipment, world-class service and OEM parts, product and serving accessories. For more information, please visit taylormidwest.com.

Taylor Distributors of Indiana

Taylor Distributors of Indiana sell, service and provide OEM parts for Taylor, Flavor Burst, Scotsman, Lainox, and other commercial restaurant equipment across the state of Indiana since 1954.