Leaders in Industrial Dust Control Join Forces as Midwest Acquires SynTech

In Dust Control, Industrial Facilities, Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. by Bob Vitale

Midwest’s acquisition of SynTech unites the two biggest players in the industrial dust suppressant market. Midwest will now be able to offer our clients a wealth of new and expanded products, services, and field engineering capabilities.

Two giants of modern dust control, Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. & SynTech Products Corporation, have teamed up! By acquiring SynTech, Midwest will now be able to offer the best of both companies’ respective services, field engineering, and product chemistries to their customers.

A Shared History

The two companies took very similar paths to the top of the dust control industry over the course of more than four decades. The former competitors were both founded in 1975, and rapidly evolved over the years to adapt to the changing needs of a burgeoning market. John Leslie has been SynTech’s President for the last 25 years, and he says that evolution started as far back as the 1980s.

“After our first decade in the dust suppression business, both SynTech and Midwest realized that there was a high demand among industrial facilities for dust control,” said Leslie, who now takes over as Vice President at Midwest. “Since then, both companies have shown the real value is not just in providing a high-quality dust control product, but in managing the application of that product and providing evidence that it works.”

Midwest Founder and CEO Robert Vitale adds, “We always regarded it as a healthy competition between two companies that shared a core business philosophy and a dedication to solving customer problems.”

A Merger Moves Forward

Following an initial integration of the two companies’ operations and staff, Midwest is confident that both their current and new customers will be impressed by what’s in store. “Our respective clients will quickly see how they benefit from the new, expanded capabilities and resources at their disposal,” Vitale says.

Ted Leslie, formerly the General Manager of SynTech and Midwest’s new Industrial Group Business Unit Manager, says, “We’re excited to present our current client base with new opportunities, services, and product offerings,” he continued. “This is good news for everyone. By combining the capabilities of Midwest and SynTech, we’re going to better service the needs of our clients, both with the individual sites we manage now and the additional ones we’ll be able to manage in the future.”

Bob is founder and CEO of Midwest Industrial Supply.