About Us

BTE Mid-Western is a full-service mining, tunneling, drilling, and industrial supply company.  Our company was formed in January 2020 with the merger of two great companies - BTE West and Mid-Western, LLC.  We pride ourselves in delivering our customers the best supplier relationship possible.  We know you have a lot of choices where you buy your products, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you.  

  

We offer a wide range of quality products and dependable brands.  We have locations across the western half of USA and our main office is located in the midwest.  Odds are, we have a location close to you and can offer fast shipping.  


Not only are we a product supply company, we are also a manufacturing company.  We make our own line of Rock Drills in-house and have for decades.  We have a full manufacturing and fabrication facility with state-of-the-art CNC machinery and equipment.  If you have some older parts you are having trouble finding, let us know.  We can make them for you!  We also have full-time engineers that can help with product design work and reverse engineering.  Bring us your problems and we will figure out a solution.  

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Company Histories

BTE West History

BTE West History

BTE West History

BTE West

BTE West was started in 1989 by Darrin Johnson.  The company was purchased from BTE USA and set up shop in Arizona.  Since then, BTE West has been supplying mining and drilling products across the United States, but primarily focused on the mining industry out west.  They have a reputation for quality customer service and making sure customers get what they need to keep their operations running.  BTE West also has a location in Carlin, Nevada and a sales rep that works out of Lafayette, Colorado.  They have distribution and sales support across the western half of the country.  They perform rebuild services, repair services, and rentals on rock drill, pumps, and equipment.  

Mid-Western, LLC

BTE West History

BTE West History

Mid-Western, LLC

Mid-Western Machinery Company, Inc. started in Joplin, Missouri  back in the 1920's during Missouri's lead boom.  During that time, lead mines were popping up across the state and pneumatic rock drills were starting to be regularly used.  Mid-Western started making replacement parts for the various drills in the area.  The mining continued across the region and Mid-Western continued to grow.  They became so successful at making replacement parts, some of the OEM drill companies actually started outsourcing their part production to MW.  


One of the most popular drill manufacturers was Gardner Denver.  They were making several models of drills, including the S83 model drill.  In the 1980's Gardner Denver did some company restructuring and decided to sell off some drill lines.  Since Mid-Western was already manufacturing a majority of the drill parts, it made sense to take over the entire drill line.  Mid-Western acquired the intellectual property from Gardner Denver and started producing the S83 model drill under the MW name after that.  Some people still call the Mid-Western S83 drill a Gardner Denver S83.  We take no offense.  We still make the drill to the Gardner Denver specs to this day (with a few improvements along the way).  We are the OEM of the S83.


In 2010 MId-Western Machinery Company, Inc. was sold and was operating under new management.  The name of the company was changed to Mid-Western, LLC and relocated to Wentzville, Missouri.  Our main office is still located in Wentzville, where our manufacturing also takes place.