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, dissembling 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 over 40 years of experience, Mid-State stands confident and grounded in the work it delivers, and will remain doing so for 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 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, Log Washer Systems. We build Tanks, have In-House Precision Balancing, Heat-Treating Services, Welding, Plasma Cutting, Sand Blasting Services, 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 40 years of experience and expertise, no other company compares.

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.

John Hooten, Chief Operating Officer

John Hooten

Chief Operating Officer

About John

John Hooten has served as our Chief Operating Officer since 2013, having previously served as Manager of Engineering, Fabrication & Sales upon joining Mid-State in 2001. John is responsible for all operational and fabrication activities at Mid-State as well as Engineering and Maintenance. John has over thirty years’ experience in the heavy industrial maintenance markets, having served clients within nuclear, coal and gas power generation; phosphate mining; chemical, manufacturing, cement and sand and aggregates.

John began his career in Health Physics, supporting nuclear outages for several power companies throughout the United States. John joined Babcock and Wilcox in 1988, and served on its Site Management team, supporting steam generator maintenance activities for its nuclear power market. From 1991 to 1998, John owned and managed a private consulting business serving the nuclear energy markets with project management and outage maintenance support for steam generator repairs. From 1998 to 2001, John served as General Manager of Operations for Jack Hicks Steel, a Florida based fabricating and maintenance facility.

John attended Central Florida Community College and the University of Florida.

Tom Hodge, Senior Integration Officer

Tom Hodge

Senior Integration Officer

About Tom

Tom Hodge is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tom is responsible for the company’s accounting, financial, and information system areas and communicates with the company’s outside investing community. From 2006 until joining Mid-State, Tom served as Chief Financial Officer of Florida Chemical Company, a Winter Haven, FL based technology company, and eventually acquired by Flotek Industries in 2013. In 1995, Tom transitioned from his position as a Partner in a CPA practice to serve as the Vice President of Finance for Mr. Clyne’s industrial services business. Tom was instrumental in the successful sale of this business to Hughes Supply in 1997. Following the sale, Tom served in various positions from branch management to Regional Operations Manager of Hughes’ largest business unit comprising several locations throughout the United States.

Tom attended Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

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.

Zach Miller, Executive Vice President

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.

Adam Hart, Vice President of Field Service

Adam Hart

Vice President of Field Service

About Adam

Adam Hart serves as our Director of Field Services, 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.

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