About Mid-State

Our History

Mid-State was established in 1973. Since the beginning, it has been a forerunner in its class, providing expert in-house machining and fabrication services with large scale capabilities. Mid-State offers expert engineers and shop personnel that work meticulously in manufacturing, repairing, designing, disassembling and transporting expertly designed equipment and machinery ranging from gearboxes and trommels, to structural piping, tanks and more.

Mid-State has always had the vision of creating a complete outsourced equipment maintenance company, complete with total customer satisfaction realized through impeccable craftsmanship of product. No matter how demanding or colossal the task, Mid-State is prepared and well-equipped to manage and deliver. With nearly 50 years of experience, Mid-State stands confident and grounded in the work it delivers, and will remain doing so for many years to come.

Our Strength

Mid-State lies on approximately 45 acres of property and is home to over 1,000 staff members. Between our Fabrication, Machining, General Mechanical, and Industrial Maintenance Departments, unimaginable capabilities are made a reality daily beneath our roofs. Nowhere else will you find the luxury of in-house services on this scale and with such quick-turn-around. Everything needed to complete a project is available on our property.

We have our own fleet of half-ton to five-ton flatbed trucks and tractor trailers, we offer Gear Reducer Services, Hammer Mills, Rotary Kilns, Piping Fabrications, Sulfur Storage Tanks, and Log Washer Systems. We build Tanks, have In-House Precision Balancing, Heat-Treating Services, Welding, Plasma Cutting, Sand Blasting Services, and Stainless Steel Fabrication of all alloys and that is only a fraction of services we offer. Simply put, Mid-State is capable of all things colossal and with its nearly 50 years of experience and expertise, no other company compares.

Mid-State Companies

SMS Industrial Services has always had the vision of creating a complete outsourced equipment maintenance company, complete with total customer satisfaction realized through impeccable craftsmanship of product. No matter how demanding or colossal the task, SMS Industrial Services is prepared and well-equipped to manage and deliver. With over 40 years of experience, SMS stands confident and grounded in the work it delivers, and will remain doing so for years to come.
Mine Equipment and Design, LLC based in Ross, Ohio has been growing and successfully serving the aggregate and mining industry since 2004. They are the KPI-JCI dealer for Ohio, Kentucky and several regions of Indiana. They provide all wear part consumables for all styles of crushers, dredge pumps, screening media and conveyors of all sizes. MED can also provide numerous specialty products to improve wear rates and offer a variety of metallurgy or materials to suit your needs.
Located in Van Wert, Ohio, Elmco Industrial Services has been providing a wide array of industrial and commercial services since 1998. Over the years, the company has continued to grow and expand with the addition of millwright services in 2003. Elmco Industrial Services is a small-town company with a worldwide reach. In addition to servicing companies across the United States, Elmco Industrial Services employees are also dispatched to customers around the world, including China, Honduras, Canada, Mexico and England.
Precision Electric is a full service industrial electrical contractor serving Florida and parts of the Southeast since 1999. They are a company built on the principles of quality, accountability, and dependability with safety at the forefront. They are capable of handling all your plant electrical and instrumentation needs from simple maintenance to design and construction.

Meet Our Leaders

Shawn Toney

Shawn Toney

Chief Executive Officer

About Shawn

Shawn joined Mid-State in May of 2021 as Chief Strategy Officer before quickly advancing to become the Chief Executive Officer. In addition, he also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.

From 2017 until joining Mid-State Industrial Maintenance, Shawn was the CEO of Advanced Lighting Technologies, a diverse global technology Private Equity backed business with operations in more than10 countries.

Shawn began his career in upstate New York with General Electric in 1990 and furthered his professional development through multiple assignments with increased scale, scope and complexity in several different business units and geographic locations. Following his GE service, Shawn joined Siemens Energy and Automation to lead the residential power distribution and controls business unit in Atlanta, Georgia until 2008. From 2008 until 2017 Shawn was the President at LSI Lighting Solutions, a publicly traded Cincinnati Ohio company.

Shawn graduated from Ohio University (Athens, Oh) in 1990.

Tadd Crane

Tadd Crane

Chief Financial Officer

About Tadd

Tadd has over two decades of experience acting as CEO and CFO, leading companies through complex situations and various stages of the corporate life cycle. He has an exceptional track record of improving enterprise value through innovative solutions. Companies have relied on Tadd to implement profitability plans, improve financial performance, improve operational control, and ultimately maximize value.
Tadd began his career at Merrill Lynch prior to transitioning into restructuring at PwC and Zolfo Cooper.
He received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and his MBA from Fordham University.
Zach Miller

Zach Miller

Executive Vice President

About Zach

Zach Miller served as our Director of Sales since 2016. In 2020, Zach was promoted to Executive Vice President and is responsible for managing all sales and marketing efforts of the company, including providing communication and direction for our nine dedicated account managers. Zach joined Mid-State in 2013 as an Account Manager and has been involved with the commercial and industrial construction industry for over ten years. Prior to Mid-State, Zach worked with New Creations and S.C. Barker Construction Co as Project Manager and is currently a licensed contractor in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Zach has experience in mining, chemical, pulp and paper, power, sugar, and sand and aggregate industries.

Zach attended Clemson University, majoring in Construction Science and Management and minor in Business.

Tony Osborne, Director of Human Resources

Tony Osborne

Director of Human Resources

About Tony

Tony Osborne joined Mid-State in 2021 and serves as our Director of Human Resources. He is responsible for employee relations, workforce planning, compensation and benefits, training, and development. Tony has over fifteen years of experience in HR within the mining and chemical sector. From 2019 until joining Mid-State, Tony served as Director of Human Resources at Tata Chemicals of North America, an international chemical solutions company, serving customers through innovation and science, overseeing the Human Resources and Labor Relations function of nearly 600 employees. In 2006, Tony transitioned from his position as Human Resources Representative to serve as the Regional Human Resource Manager for the International Coal Group until 2011. From 2011 to joining Mid-State, Tony has held a variety of different senior level Human Resources positions overseeing thousands of employees, HR/Policy Creation, and employee engagement programs throughout the United States.

Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Tony is responsible for the company’s employee recruitment and retention, staff development, benefits and compensation, and labor relations and legal compliance while developing team-building programs and management reports within the company’s internal community. 

Tony attended West Virginia Tech University in Montgomery, West Virginia.

Adam Hart

Adam Hart

Vice President of Operations

About Adam

Adam Hart serves as our Vice President of Operations, having joined the company in 2002. Adam is responsible for the oversight and leadership of all field operations of Mid-State, including the ensured safety of over 200 field personnel. Adam joined Mid-State as a Journeyman, displayed a passion for leading people, and was promoted to his current position in 2013.

Adam began his career in industrial construction in 1997 as an apprentice pipe fitter. This led to opportunities to perform work throughout the United States and in the Caribbean working “shut-downs” and “outages” in the pulp and paper and power industries. Adam’s background includes an extensive knowledge in heavy rigging, project management, rotary vessels, piping and safety, and Adam has developed a team dedicated to executing customer needs on time and under budget.

Shawn Stevens

Shawn Stevens

Vice President of Continuous Improvement

About Shawn

Shawn Stevens joined Mid-State in late 2021 as the Integration and Acceleration Manager. In this role, Shawn was responsible for integrating all new acquisitions as well as leading Mid-State’s Enterprise Program Management Office, focusing on introducing Lean Concepts across the entire company to improve and streamline operations. Shawn had a previous tenure with Mid-State from 2017-2019 as an Account Manager and Phosphate Business Manager, prior to re-joining Mid-State in late 2021.

Prior to Mid-State, Shawn spent over 20 years in the building materials industry, primarily with James Hardie Building Products, where Shawn held various positions during his tenure, ranging from Maintenance & Engineering Manager, to Plant Manager, to Director of Continuous Improvement and North American Vice President of Manufacturing.

Shawn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Evansville and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2008, Shawn earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida State University.


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