Midwest Technology Products

Midwest Technology Products stands out among other vendors for its unique niche: providing supplies and equipment that focus on M&O as well as vocational education. It crosses between meeting the needs of instruction and also the needs of the crafts, trades, and vocations that represent maintenance, facilities, custodial,  landscaping, glazing, operations, repair, and technology.

For example,  find not only power saws,  pressure washers, drafting tables, voltage meters, compressors, and  automotive jacks, but also 3-D printers, air brushes, science tables, and STEM supplies. Where would you go for an aerial drone for your schools or corp yard? Yes, Midwest Technology Products.

Its catalog is huge, boasting 500 pages of products from 200 vendors. And the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) has secured a 10-percent discount for all school districts and local government agencies in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Midwest Technology Products is a family business that markets nationwide in industrial arts,vocational equipment, technology equipment and supplies to educators throughout the world. It is also a woman-owned, minority business. It is a stable and reliable source of supply, evidenced by the celebration of its 100-year anniversary in back in 2009.

It represents manufacturers as diverse as Black & Decker, Bally Block, Cooper Tools, Flexible Furniture, Miller Electric, Norton Abrasives, Bosch, Shain Shop-Bilt, Stanley, and WMH Tool Group. Think of Midwest Technology Products as a lower-cost, customer-centric alternative to The Home Depot, HDS, Lowes, and Grainger.

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Even though MTP has its business headquarters and a warehouse in Sioux City, Iowa, it can provide face-to-face service in California. This includes the company’s ability to provide installation service at your request. If you are involved in a new construction or renovation project involving an industrial arts lab, Midwest can make recommendations concerning the layout and equipment requirements.

Looking for a Midwest catalog? Your teachers probably have one in their classroom, but a PDF of its catalog is available online. If you are from a city or county, view products online. The company’s website  provides buyers with online access to all of its products and includes its catalog in a PDF format.

Midwest was awarded a piggybackable, purchasing contract following a national solicitation for competitive bids coordinated by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). The Monterey County Office of Education, an AEPA member, made the award locally in California after its own evaluation in accordance with bid and advertising procedures prescribed by the California Public Contract Code.

Here is a brief review of the types of products and services offered by Midwest Technology Products.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automotive
  • Building Trades
  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Furnitu
  • General Supplies
  • Hand Tools
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Metalworking
  • Portable Power Tools
  • Safety Products
  • Small Engines
  • Technology Products
  • Welding & Foundry
  • Vo-Ag
  • Woodworking
Sarah Cruz, Representative

Phone: (800)-831-5904 ext. 3120 • Fax: (800) 285-7054 • Email: scruz@midwesttechnology.com

Create an account with Midwest by filling out the form configured specifically for APEA and the Monterey County Office of Education’s buyers throughout California, Nevada and Arizona: MTP Website for CalSave Buyers. Sarah Cruz will set up your account, Make POs out to:

Midwest Technology Products, 2600 Bridgeport Drive, Sioux City, IA 51111

Your PO can also be faxed or emailed:

Option to Send to CalSave

While Midwest Technology Products will accept orders directly, CalSave offers buyers the option of receiving your PO on vendor’s behalf and then forwarding it to the vendor.

The benefits of sending your PO to CalSave are reviewing the PO for lowest price, archiving, auditing, and verification of bid protection.

To use this option, make your PO out to the vendor and fax your PO to CalSAVE at (866) 488-3729. Any P.O. made out to CalSave as the vendor will be returned for correction.

After you set up an account, CalSave’s 10-percent discount pricing, in conjunction with AEPA, can be viewed online here: MTP Website for CalSave Buyers.

For pricing information and product description of VistaMounts, go to  calsave.org/companies/midwesttech/VistaMount_Pricing.pdf

For information of Affordable CAD Driven Desktop Fabrication Machine http://calsave.org/companies/midwesttech/AEPAFABLABCOOP.pdf

Sarah has worked for Midwest since May of 1997. She is the bid contract manager and data entry supervisor, handling sales and customer service. She understands the needs of schools, including but not limited to, delivery, installation and compliance with various purchasing requirements. She works closely with teachers and the procurement departments to ensure that Midwest is meeting the district’s expectations regarding price, order processing, problem-solving, delivery, and payment. She says, “I am committed to achieving 100 percent customer satisfaction on a daily basis. I can offer additional discounts for volume purchases. I know what the schools want, what they use, and what they need. I know where to get it, how to expedite its delivery and, when required, how to coordinate the installation. It’s what I do all day, every day.”

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