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Fri June 11, 2010 - West Edition
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Seydel Jarquin charges an accumulator.
Seydel Jarquin charges an accumulator.
Seydel Jarquin charges an accumulator. Ken Smith polishes a piston and checks tolerances. Hammers wait on the rebuild line. Midco has more than 1,400 chisels and moils on site in its inventory. Hammers being readied for loading. Bill Richmon (L) and Clinton Powell rebuild an air-hammer. (L-R): The Midco crew, which includes Ken Smith, Seydel Jarquin, Clinton Powell, Harold Wilson, Dre Grant and David Spainhour, takes great pride in its work.

For the last 22 years, Midco Demolition Tool Co. has had a steady growth. In good and not so good economic times, the hydraulic hammer rebuilding services provided by the company have always enjoyed a strong demand.

According to Midco General Manager David Spainhour, when the economy is good, there is always more work…when the economy is down, people want to refurbish the equipment they already own.

The Midco rebuild capabilities have always had ample room to operate by sharing space with Midco Sling and Cable; however, with the current demand from the industry and the opportunity, Midco has moved into a private 20,000 sq. ft. area. This move enables Midco to concentrate solely on its own specialized equipment and inventory to enhance the high standard of quality and turn around procedures they have established over the years.

“Our staff includes technicians highly trained in the rebuild of 200 to 10,000 pound hydraulic hammers as well as a hand-held air hammer technician with over 30 years experience,” stated Spainhour. “We are very proud of the fact that our employees are quite content with their working conditions and the majority have been with us for 8 years or more.”

Midco services all 50 States, Canada and basically anywhere hammers can be shipped for rebuilds. According to Spainhour, quality turn-around for a repair is all important. Typically with hydraulic hammers, you do not fix one until it breaks and then all work will cease until the hammer is back on the job or at least rebuilt to serve as a backup.

“We actually have no territory for hammer rebuilds,” said Spainhour. “If the customer can get the hammer to us from nearly anywhere, most repairs can be done in one day and back on the job in two days with expedited shipping.

“We have many customers that will deliver a hammer early in the morning and wait until the repair is completed.”

Midco stocks parts for most brands of hydraulic hammers and can obtain necessary parts that might not be in stock within a day.

“With our increased space and streamlined, repair tooling line, we are able to turn around large hydraulic hammers in two days and the smaller ones and air hammers within one day,” Spainhour said.

The increased space also allows Midco to have a very organized stocking of more than 1,400 different chisels and moil points and they can use their lift trucks to easily unload and load any size hydraulic hammer and or shear.

“Aside from the obvious advantages the space provides in the repairs, we also have ample space to display our new hydraulic hammers that include Hammeroc crushers, hydraulic hammers, plate compactors, hydraulic shears and grapples, Stanley Cyclone drop and hydraulic hammers, Allied and Rammer as well as Solida chisels…we are truly the ’one-stop shop’ for hydraulic hammer repairs, new hammer and chisel sales,” Spainhour said. “One of the other attributes of having more room is that we are now the dealer for the Star Industries line of skid steer attachment.

“For over 22 years, our specialty has been hammer rebuilds with a six month warranty and saving our customers money…this new space only enhances our commitment to provide our customers with the very best products and services.”

For more information, call David Spainhour at 214/688-0444.