In 2010, Mid-Western Machinery Co. experienced financial difficulties during the economic recession that affected manufacturing all across the country. The previous owner of Mid-Western Machinery Co., Gregg Beechwood, said the acquisition would strengthen the company and return the company to the production levels that were experienced during the past 20 years. Much of the product that was being purchased overseas is now being manufactured in O’Fallon, creating new U.S. jobs. Beechwood, currently employed by Mid-Western, LLC, has relocated, with the rest of the Joplin staff, to the third floor of the Commerce Bank building in downtown Joplin.
Mid-Western, LLC is the original equipment manufacturer of the popular S83 jackleg drill used in the construction and mining industries. The company also manufactures geothermal drilling equipment used in many different applications.