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In The Spotlight – Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co.

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Nick Slavik has been a part of the painting and restoration industry for 28 years. Starting at such a young age was a challenge for Nick, but once he got to dictate his own path he fell in love. In fact, he loves what he does so much he decided to start up his own company Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. 13 years ago, where he has worked relentlessly to make a name for himself. 

 

Nick Slavik does everything he can to ensure his clients receive the greatest value. He specializes in large residential historic restorations, interior fine finishing, and exterior wood restoration such as decks, fences, and log/wood homes. Slavik and his team also work large scale commercial and industrial projects. 

 

While visiting his local Sherwin Williams store, Slavik first laid his eyes on a Mi-T-M power washer and was instantly impressed. The sturdiness and quality stood out to him, which is why he made his first purchase and never looked back. Looking forward, Slavik now owns three Mi-T-M pressure washers that he uses to facilitate washing and chemical restoration services. 

 

When it comes to choosing his equipment, Slavik does his research, looks for the really good stuff, makes an informed decision then makes the purchase in hopes to never think twice about it. Slavik wants the best for his company. He wants the equipment that is well made, works as advertised, easily maintainable, and never fails. That is why he chooses to continue working with Mi-T-M units and his local Mi-T-M dealer. 

 

“The best compliment I can give these units is that I don’t think about them. They are the most reliable employee I have. Never sick, always overperforms. They never disappoint.”

 

If Slavik has any advice for future buyers, it’s to “invest in the good stuff and never worry about it.”

 

Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. is a premier painting contractor for New Prague and the surrounding area. Make sure you also check out their Facebook Live series “Ask a Painter.” This Facebook show is where you can ask questions and Slavik uses his two decades of knowledge to answer. Slavik goes live on this Facebook page every Friday. 

 

Home Exterior Spring Cleaning

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by mitm_admin | No Comments

You’ve wiped down your baseboards, dusted all of your shelves, you’ve even reorganized your pantry. Your spring cleaning checklist is starting to look a little bare. However, something still feels incomplete about your home.

Once the warm weather starts to hit, people start to examine the exteriors of their homes with a more critical eye. At Mi-T-M, you have many choices when it comes to making a selection from our fleet of gasoline and electric pressure washers. We also offer countless accessories—including extension hoses, detergents, nozzles, and brushes—to give you additional cleaning power for your home.

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Pressure washing is the perfect finishing touch to make your home truly shine. So, as we trade in our snow boots for sunscreen, here are 6 spring cleaning projects we at Mi-T-M recommend. Remember to always follow the recommended safety precautions.

 

Exfoliate Your Exterior

Does the exterior of your home may look a little rough after the harsh months of winter? All the snow and ice that your home accumulated over the winter months may cause excessive buildup that can cause mold problems and damage your home. So, this is the perfect time to deep clean those areas and get your home looking as good as new. With our Mi-T-M pressure washers, you will be able to easily remove stains and film on brick or vinyl siding. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Pressure Washers for advice on cleaning specific types of home exteriors.

 

Concrete Work

Let’s be honest, concrete walkways and driveways are expected to get dirty, muddy and grimy. However, many people don’t realize how much buildup actually accumulates over time, especially after the winter months. Pressure washing your driveway or walkway can remove all of that buildup that collected over the months, preserving the concrete and decreasing the chance of cracks and foundation damages.

For pressure washing, we recommend using a rotating nozzle to add an extra kick to your work. Using a surface cleaner will speed up your cleaning time. Once the surface is dry, roll or spray on the appropriate sealant. Use asphalt or acrylic sealers for asphalt. For concrete, we recommend acrylic and siloxane sealants.

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All Hands On Deck

Spring is finally here; it’s time to pull out the patio furniture and get that grill up and running. But wait, take a good, hard look at your deck and observe any damages that might have occurred during the winter months. Winter can seriously harm the surface of the wood with mold, mildew, moss, dirt and even grime buildup.

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With a Mi-T-M pressure washer, you can restore your deck, gate, outdoor furniture, or even your fence to their former glory. So, talk to your authorized dealer today about which model, detergent, and attachments you should choose for your project. You’re going to be amazed by the difference.

 

Just Keep Swimming

After a brutally cold winter, nothing sounds more delightful than a dip in the pool on a 90-degree day. Lucky for you, those days are right around the corner. However, before you dive in, make sure your pool is ready.

Cleaning your pool with a Mi-T-M pressure washer will have your pool back to paradise in no time, but there are a few steps you need to take first before you get there. For starters, make sure you drain all of the water out of the pool. You can’t really pressure wash underwater, can you? Then, sweep up any debris that is stuck on the bottom and then pressure wash away any dirt that’s left. Make sure you use one of our detergents to get a real deep clean before you begin to fill it back up.

 

How’s My Yard Look?

After a long winter, your lawn equipment has probably collected a good amount of dust and grime from sitting in one place. Your lawnmower, chainsaw, rakes, shovels, leaf blower, tree trimmer, and other outdoor equipment are all essential to getting your yard ready for spring. But you can’t use dirty tools.

And what about your grill? All of the food splatters that collected have been just sitting on it all winter. That first look at your dirty grill will be heartbreaking after dreaming about sunny days where you can use it.

No worries, our pressure washers are a quick and easy fix to have your equipment looking like new again. All you have to do is select the proper amount of wand pressure and pressure wash away all the gunk that has accumulated from being stored all winter. Then, dry each piece and your equipment will be ready to go. If you do not already have a Mi-T-M pressure washer, talk to an authorized dealer about which model you should choose for your equipment.

 

Time To Park The Car

During the winter, your car comes into contact with a lot of salt, snow, sand, slush, dirt, and ice that can get stuck underneath your car. Then all of that gunk ends up in your garage, where it then melts onto the floor. This filth can create huge messes during the winter since you have nowhere else to really store your vehicle. That is why a deep pressure washing cleaning is essential after winter.

Not only does pressure washing keep your garage clean, but it also improves safety, adds value to your property, and prevents any damages to the structure. With your vehicle constantly traveling in and out, your garage does not really get a break. That is why we highly suggest talking to an authorized dealer about a Mi-T-M pressure washer that will have your garage looking good as new.

 

Spring cleaning is an important step in transitioning your home from winter to summer. Not only does it make your home look nice, but it will help keep your home from experiencing any future damages and will increase the value of the property. Using a pressure washer is an easy solution, so why not reap the benefits?

If you are interested in getting a pressure washer, you can easily locate a M-T-M dealer and ask them for their tips and suggestions. Whether you buy or rent our equipment, we know you’ll appreciate our rugged and high-quality products. Happy spring cleaning!

 

In The Spotlight – Chamberlain and Company Custom Painting LLC

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by mitm_admin | No Comments

After a decade working in the custom painting and pressure washing industry, Matthew Chamberlain started his own company Chamberlain and Company Custom Painting LLC in 2009.

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Chamberlain is a staunch believer in pressure washing as a necessary first step in exterior painting, and his company prides itself on using the best quality products and equipment in their business.

 

He started using Mi-T-M equipment in 2015 and currently has two Mi-T-M pressure washers, a Mi-T-M propane heater, and a Mi-T-M rotary surface cleaner.

 

Mi-T-M equipment is so easy to use, from start up to shut down,” says Chamberlain. “The quick connect accessories and attachments are effortless. Being introduced to the rotary surface cleaner was a game-changer. It cuts down on wash time and labor tremendously. If there is an use or need, Mi-T-M has a solution.”

 

Chamberlain and Company Custom Painting purchases all of their Mi-T-M equipment through their local Sherwin-Williams store. The one time they needed to call Mi-T-M customer service, Chamberlain was impressed with the attention and fast support, “It’s obvious that contractors are important to Mi-T-M.”

 

Chamberlain recommends to anyone using a pressure washer to, “Always do research on the substrate to be cleaned and the chemicals you plan to use.”

 

Their unique service, a Complete Garage Make-over, offers a full custom painting of garage walls and ceilings, and install epoxy or VCT tile flooring, making your garage personalized to your taste.

 

Chamberlain and Company Custom Painting serves the Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania areas and offers many interior and exterior services, including drywall repair, cabinet refinishing, and deck maintenance.

 

Mi-T-M Corporation Manufactures Industrial Equipment in Peosta, Iowa.

Posted on: June 24th, 2019 by mitm_admin | 2 Comments

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Made In The USA

The ability to work and provide value to a company, a community or even just a neighbor has given Americans purpose for generations.

The Mi-T-M Corporation’s employees not only earn a paycheck, but they work hard to build high quality products that nearly everyone can use at one time or another—whether that person is a paint contractor, a construction worker, or a DIY weekend warrior.

 

The Mi-T-M Corporation was founded in 1971 by A.J. Spiegel, a professional paint contractor.  He recognized the need for a portable pressure washer in his business and used his vast knowledge of equipment to design and build an efficient 1,000 PSI pressure washer. The self-contained, gas-powered unit quickly became known as the “Mighty 1,000.” The name was abbreviated to “Mi-T” and paired with the Roman numeral “M” for 1,000, and A.J. Spiegel had a unique name for his new company….Mi-T-M.

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As a manufacturer of high-quality industrial equipment, Mi-T-M’s Peosta, Iowa based plant churns out:

Over 450 hard-working employees uphold the promise to deliver unmatched performance — from product quality to the dedication of each employee who does what’s right for customers — every time.

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Today, the Mi-T-M manufacturing facility includes a fabrication division, 26 production lines, 11 CSA test rooms, a fully automated 800-foot conveyor line and expansive shipping docks. This allows Mi-T-M to manufacture, test and ship hundreds of units and parts every day.

 

 

By displaying a Made in USA sticker on equipment, Mi-T-M is reassuring customers that they’re getting the highest-quality equipment on the market, because building equipment in Peosta, Iowa means agility and flexibility and never compromising.

This American manufacturer would like to express its gratitude to loyal customers who continue to travel on this incredible journey with them.

 

 

Maintaining The Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Tale Of Quipco Sales.

Posted on: May 6th, 2019 by mitm_admin | No Comments
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The crowd gathers during the pregame ceremonies at the 2018 Indianapolis 500, May 27, 2018. A B-2 Spirit performed a flyover before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a 2 1/2 mile stretch of road that has led many drivers to greatness. There are many unique things about this place, an obvious one being the prestigious Indy 500. Although many events around race day are well documented, many don’t consider the extensive work that takes place before, during, and after. We’d like to give you an insider’s look at what it takes to keep the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in pristine condition for drivers and spectators alike.

As a young boy Daniel Porterfield would ride his bike to the track so he could witness all the action happening on race day. Years later he took over the company his parents founded Quipco Sales and began selling Mi-T-M power washing equipment; because of the contacts he made when visiting the track, Daniel was able to establish the Indianapolis Motor Speedway maintenance crew as his clients. This relationship continued to grow over the years, and in 2016 proved to be fruitful for both sides. Internal factors lead to a track management vacancy at IMS, and Daniel was notified immediately once the contract became available. A relationship that began over 25 years ago resulted in Daniel earning a contract to power wash the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is a testament to properly serving clients.

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From April 1st to May 25th, Daniel put in 12 hour days of power washing with Mi-T-M equipment before and after each race. One can imagine the amount of cement, concrete, asphalt, composite, and black concrete that’s washed at a racetrack, but picture doing it all by hand. Walking the track with 5,000-gallon water trucks, and spraying it from the top of the bank to the infield seemed to be a never-ending task. As all innovative business owners do, Daniel is currently developing a customized 96-inch truck mounted sprayer to make his operation more efficient the next time around. An improvement such as this could cut his man-hours substantially, and ensure he produces an even better result.

 

Aside from cleaning the racetrack areas, Daniel is responsible for the washing and sanitizing seating, amenities, and other highly traveled areas. The 250,000 bleacher seats at IMS were cleaned throughout the racing season as well as restrooms, concessions, and concourse areas.

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Quipco Sales was founded on the principals of professionalism, trustworthiness, and service, three elements that help to continually strengthen customer relationships. One piece of advice Daniel has for other contractors is, “if possible, always communicate with others on the jobsite. You never know where you’ll make a friend or gain a customer – which are the same thing in my book.”

 

We love to hear great stories like this from our dealer network and those using our machines to do great work. If you have a story to share with us, please contact us on Facebook.

Wash Bays – Efficient And Effective Heavy Equipment Cleaning

Posted on: February 26th, 2019 by mitm_admin | 2 Comments

How it Works

Work vehicles and equipment enter the wash pad area and are sprayed off by a pressure washer or water cannon, rinsing off dirt, grime and grease. Angled to catch the dirty water, the catch basin is below the wash pad and leads to a water treatment recycling system. The contaminants are then separated from the water which are stored for future reuse, and the pollutants are drained into the disposal system.

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Alklean Industries, Inc. in Pasadena, Texas.

What It Contains

Efficiently and effectively clean your trucks and equipment using an on-site washing wash bay. By rinsing away excess mud, oil and other contaminants, your vehicles can run better, and the equipment can function properly and last longer. Within a wash bay, there is a wash pad, a pressure washer, a catch basin, a recycling machine and a disposal system.

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Exterior photo of a wash bay located at Southern Environmental Equipment in Leesburg, Florida.

Save Money while Saving the Environment

Wash bays provide the ability to clean equipment while disposing of wastewater safely. The contaminants washed off general work site equipment can have a harmful effect on the environment, but by using a wash bay, it collects the pollutants and keeps them from spreading. After the dirty water is run through the recycling system, it can be stored and re-used.

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A water treatment system, catch basin and wash pad from Southern Environmental Equipment in Leesburg, Florida.

Types of Wash Bays

Wash bays can be permanent or mobile depending on what you need it for. For sites that are temporary, a portable wash bay can help clean what you need throughout the duration of that site’s location. No matter the type of wash bay you choose, you can depend on it properly recycling dirty wash water and disposing of its contaminants.

To help you decide on the specifications your wash bay will need, Mi-T-M’s dealers have the knowledge to assist you. By designing, supplying and installing your new wash bay, you can have peace of mind knowing it was completed by the experts. From start to finish, our dealers will be there to answer any questions you have along the way.

 

Congratulations Becky Kremer

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

 

Becky Kremer

Hire Date: June 14, 1976

 

What was your first position at Mi-T-M?

Secretary – It included secretarial, receptionist, bookkeeping, purchasing, anything related to office work. When I was hired it was just AJ, I and one other guy (Jerry Brimeyer) in the office and there were just a couple guys in the shop.

What is your current position at Mi-T-M?

Sales Administration Manager

 

Is there one memorable moment or outstanding memory from Mi-T-M that you’ll always remember?

One would be AJ calling from the road and asking “Where am I?” because he was travelling so much. Another memorable time is when we starting making terrific sales. When I was first here, there were months when we were lucky to sell a couple units. It was such a shock when we started having single days when the sales equaled annual sales for some of our early years. I am still amazed at some of our sales days and where all that equipment goes.

 

What are you plans after retirement? Or what are you looking forward to doing once you retire?

The summer will be spent with the grandkids. We will spend quite a bit of time at our timber (especially my husband). Mostly I am looking forward to relaxing and not feeling rushed to get things done.

For people just starting at Mi-T-M, what would you say to them or tell them? (advice, tips, guidance, etc.)

Mi-T-M is a great place to work. You can tell by the number of employees who have been here for so many years. If you have any questions, there always is someone there to help you out.

 

Anything additional you’d like to mention?

While I am really looking forward to spending time with my husband and family, I am going to miss my Mi-T-M family terribly. When you have been together for as long as some of us have been, you develop a bonding relationship. I think some people here are aware that in December, it hit me hard that I was actually going to be leaving Mi-T-M and how much I will miss the day-to-day interaction with these special people. However, as retirement nears I am really looking forward to this new phase in my life.

 

Congratulations Chuck Kluesner

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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Chuck Kluesner

Hire Date: May 23, 1984

 

What was your first position at Mi-T-M?

I was hired as an assembler of hot water pressure washers. Mi-T-M had just started the production of these units. From production, I went to the parts department, then worked in shipping and receiving and now I’m just in shipping.

What is your current position at Mi-T-M?

Shipping Supervisor

Is there one memorable moment or outstanding memory from Mi-T-M that you’ll always remember? If so, what is it?

Desert Storm is something I’ll never forget. We worked 12-18 hours a day for 10 days to build those 2000 machines. On the last day we worked 25 1/2 hours straight and after, AJ made a toast to celebrate and then told us all to go home and get some sleep. Over all the whole experience of working at Mi-T-M is memorable; seeing the expansion of the company over the years; going from shipping nothing to now – it’s an astounding difference.

What are you plans after retirement? Or what are you looking forward to doing once you retire?

I’m looking forward to yardwork and gardening, fishing, spending time with the grandkids, relaxing and taking trips.

 

 

For people just starting at Mi-T-M, what would you say to them or tell them? (advice, tips, guidance, etc.)

Mi-T-M is a good company to work for.

 

Congratulations Tom Woerdehoff

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by mitm_admin | 1 Comment

Tom Woerdehoff

Hire Date: August 1, 1988

 

What was your first position at Mi-T-M?

My first position was in sales.

 

What is your position at Mi-T-M?

I’ve been Credit Manager for 26 years.

 

Is there one memorable moment or outstanding memory from Mi-T-M that you’ll always remember? If so, what is it?

Actually there are a couple. In the early nineties AJ would strap on roller blades and do laps around the plant at the Kapp location. After production left you could find him out there in the low light having fun. It always brought a smile to my face. He should dust them off and go at it again. Another was whipping up a batch of homemade Irish Cream a couple days before Christmas and bringing some in to share. It became a tradition and I was pleased that I was able to add to the holiday spirit. And finally, all the people that have passed through this great company on their way to somewhere else. There have been many and most have left strong contributions and fond memories.

 

What are you plans after retirement? Or what are you looking forward to doing once you retire?

I prefer to not call it retirement but an opportunity to do other things. Too much to mention in this small space!

 

 

For people just starting at Mi-T-M, what would you say to them or tell them? (advice, tips, guidance, etc.)

Enjoy what you are doing and try to find a reason to laugh and share humor. Look up Donnie Holdridge; he is always good for a laugh. Do the best work possible. There were many who came before you who I’ve had the pleasure to know and who took pride in their work. They are the reason Mi-T-M is as great as it is. Build on that.

 

Anything additional you’d like to mention?

I do need to thank AJ, Sam and Tom Allendorf for the opportunity to work here and contribute all these years. I am very grateful. Best wishes to all the friends I have made throughout my time here.  Many have been with me since the beginning and I cherish the memories.  I look forward to keeping in touch – but maybe in the future that can be over a beer and a pool table.

 

Karen Steger -The “Voice” of Mi-T-M

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Karen Steger -The “Voice” of Mi-T-M

In the spirit of Administrative Professional’s Day, we’d like to introduce you to one of the most recognizable voices of Mi-T-M. For 26 years, customers have been greeted by the warm and friendly voice of Karen Steger – a humble employee who refers to herself as, “just the receptionist.”

 

As a potential customer’s first point of contact, it’s crucial for Karen to provide the highest quality customer service possible. Karen is the voice of Mi-T M which means she is also the first person many customers speak with when they call. She is on the front lines of giving every customer the best experience possible, each and every time.

 

Karen has had the pleasure of meeting many loyal Mi-T-M dealers and customers face-to-face when they come to the Mi-T-M Headquarters. Meeting customers and dealers in person allows Karen to distinguish who is calling just by the sound of their voice. Mi-T-M always strives to make every customer feel like the #1 priority of their company and Karen makes sure that happens with each interaction.

 

Karen has made many great memories at Mi-T-M that she’ll be able to reflect on for years to come. From being featured on the company calendar twenty years ago to a recent trip to Mexico where she was able to strengthen relationships with Mi-T-M dealers.

 

Customers of Mi-T-M equipment stay with us because of amazing employees like Karen and the quality products we create.

 

Preserving The Monuments That Honor Our Veterans

Posted on: November 8th, 2017 by mitm_admin | No Comments
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The Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. The Famous F-4 MiG Killer. #463. Triple Nickel squadron

Ponsford Ltd., is the most unique conservation group in the United States and has been using Mi-T-M equipment for over 25 years. Ponsford has developed into a highly regarded conservation, restoration, and preservation group since its inception, but the tools with which they operate has required little change.

 

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Peace Monument at Lookout Mountain – Chattanooga, Tennessee (National Park Service) *Additional laser treatment powered by Mi-T-M generators.

 

Arlington National Cemetery

From 1984 – 2006 Ponsford was granted the honor of cleaning and preserving monuments at the Arlington National Cemetery such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the John F. Kennedy Grave. Mi-T-M pressure washers were an essential tool when it came to cleaning 300,000 white head stones in just 6 months time. That’s 50,000 head stones a month, so you can see why dependability mattered. Protecting these historic landmarks against deterioration and maintaining their integrity is vital for the remembrance and acknowledgment of why they are placed there.

 

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Arlington National Cemetery honors those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for guests of the site. The impressive landscape in Arlington, VA serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. As a conservation group that operates around the globe, servicing monuments of Arlington National Cemetery is an extremely prestigious opportunity. Decades of experience has given Ponsford the intimate knowledge needed to effectively clean highly valued monuments, statues, and objects.

 

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Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Hot vs Cold Cleaning Power

All of this experience has led Ponsford to rely on Mi-T-M equipment because of the superior performance it has provided. Hot and cold pressure washers are used to clean these monuments and provide contrasting results. A hot water pressure washer does an amazing job of removing surface mold and other debris from a sculpture without needing to increase the pressure from the washer. This prevents erosion and surface wear that can compromise the structural integrity of the monument or statue and can be costly to repair. Cold pressure washers aren’t used as frequently on delicate surfaces but are used on heavy duty metal surfaces where a sandblasting tip is used for more abrasive applications. A cold-water pressure washer and sandblasting tip is generally used on memorials such as tanks and heavy artillery installations seen at national and local parks.

 

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South Carolina Army National Guard: APC – Armored Platoon Carrier

 

A Passion And An Honor

Owner Gordon Ponsford says, “having the opportunity to clean monuments and sculptures at such a historic and storied location such as Arlington National Cemetery is one of the highest honors. It is very important to us to preserve and honor our history.”

 

Mr. Ponsford points out two important reasons why he’s chosen to stay with Mi-T-M products over the years: reliability of the equipment and service from the dealers. Mr. Ponsford’s travels take him across the entire globe but he is always able to find a Mi-T-M servicer wherever he goes. Furthermore, under a federal or government contract there is no leniency with malfunctioning equipment. With Mi-T-M equipment being so reliable, he has never had to look elsewhere.

 

NEW Rotary Screw Air Compressor | Mi-T-M

Posted on: February 8th, 2016 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Mighty Durable

The new Mi-T-M Rotary Screw Air Compressor was being field tested during construction of a large industrial building. During construction, a powerful storm came through and about 20,000 pounds of building material came crashing down on top of the rotary screw. After removing the debris, the rotary screw’s roll cage was damaged but the internal components were still intact and working, including the engine and pump! For durability, the Mi-T-M frame was designed to lift four times its own weight and turns out was also able to withstand the immense weight of an industrial building!

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Storm Safety Tips to Protect Your Family

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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Best Practices to keep your family safe and warm for the next storm.

If the temperature is less than my age, I don’t get out of bed,” once quipped Ellen DeGeneres. If that were true, many of us would spend the entire winter under our blankets.

 

In addition to snow, strong winds and storms create unpleasant weather conditions can result in power failures. When emergency strikes, are you prepared to protect your family and home? How long could you survive without electricity and gas? Even with power, how many days could you comfortably stay in your home during a major storm?

 

Why take chances when it comes to the well being of your family? You can’t put a price on peace of mind. Plan ahead before disaster strikes. Following are 12 great ways to prepare for the next storm:

 

  1. Invest in a portable generator. Mi-T-M offers a wide selection of reliable and rugged generators. Choose from models beginning at 3,000 watts up to 14,000 watts. We’ll help you select which type is best for your needs.
  2. Consider purchasing a back up generator. Unlike a portable model, this type of generator is permanently installed and sits outside your home, like an air conditioning unit. When you lose power, the generator revs and roars to action automatically. It delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system. You can opt to power your entire home or just select items like the heating/cooling, lighting, or refrigerator. Best of all, a back up generator will power on even when you’re away from home. You needn’t lift a finger.
  3. Buy a portable space heater or two. Mi-T-M has dozens of models that will keep your family warm and toasty.
  4. Keep a week worth’s of food in your home at all times. Canned goods are the best. Make sure you have a manual can opener.
  5. Stock up on blankets, coats, mittens, and hats. Store these in a plastic container for easy access during storms.
  6. Keep a 5-7 day supply of bottled water. Of course you can drink the water, but if the water supply is gone, you can also use the water for cleaning.
  7. Store paper products for a storm, including Kleenex, paper plates, and toilet paper.
  8. Make sure you have adequate batteries to power your home appliances: flashlights, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and/or remote controls.
  9. Collect enough candles to light each room in your house.
  10. Stockpile firewood if you have a fireplace.
  11. Keep a list of contacts and emergency numbers. Post this in a high and dry location.
  12. Plan for fun. Keep books, playing cards, and board games on hand to pass the time.

 

We hope you’ve found these dozen tips helpful. At Mi-T-M, we provide solutions to make your life easier.