Midwest Rake Company LLC was founded in 1990 and is a family owned and operated longhandled tool manufacturer. We started with one rake and have now added and developed many different tools that serve a broad and diverse group of markets including but not limited to the following: Landscaping & Irrigation, Lawn & Garden/Nursery, Hardware & Hardscapes, Sports Turf & Surface Maintenance, Agriculture, Asphalt & Concrete Construction, Seal Coating & Waterproofing, Rental & Facility Maintenance, Government, Public Works & Utilities, Commercial/Industrial Contractor Supply, Decorative Concrete, High Performance Floor & Surface Coating, Terrazzo & High Build Surface Construction.
Early in 2006, Midwest Rake Company purchased Kenyon Tools, a manufacturer of quality tools serving the Landscape & Irrigation markets throughout North America. Kenyon branded tools are also valued within the lawn and garden, sports, agriculture and contractor supply markets. Midwest Rake Company has retained the Kenyon brand and strengthened the existing Kenyon portfolio of products.
In June of 2007, Midwest Rake Company purchased the Toolite® Shovel line from Fargo Toolite® Inc. This unique line of easy-dig mud and muck releasing and sifting shovels is very popular in many of the markets we serve.
On December 22, 2008, Midwest Rake Company acquired Northstar Tools, a manufacturer of quality tools who served the Landscape and Irrigation markets for many years. The Northstar brand and identity endure. The "Northstar" brand contains many special and popular tools worthy of your review.
In 2012, Midwest Rake purchased Seymour Manufacturing Company headquartered in Seymour, Indiana, with three production facilities in Tennessee. Founded in 1872, Seymour Manufacturing makes lawn and garden hand tools, contractor grade tools, replacement handles, fireplace accessories and FireBlox (firestarter); all for a wider range of home, farm, commercial and industrial applications. Seymour is well known for its OEM and "custom" construction capabilities. Seymour also makes Structron® brand premium quality fiberglass handle tools for contractors and quality conscious homeowners. Structron® products also include fiberglass extension and utility handles used primarily for painting. The Link Handle Division makes a complete line of replacement handles for striking tools such as axes, sledges, picks, and hammers as well as agricultural tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes. These replacement handles are made from American hickory, American ash, other hardwoods, and fiberglass. The combined breadth and diversity of the Seymour and Midwest Rake product lines will afford customers of both companies many new and meaningful opportunities going forward.
We have many valued International, OEM and private label relationships. We are also approved suppliers to many of the strongest buying groups and cooperatives in the country. In all of our business relationships, the Midwest Rake label stands for quality and durability. We intend to maintain these standards. Our products may not always carry the lowest price, but the quality and durability of our products will withstand any competitive comparison. The Midwest Rake focus is on real "value"; that sometimes elusive mixture of quality, durability, price and customer focus... and tools that are worth cleaning. To all of this we would proudly add that many of our core products are made in Warsaw, Indiana...USA.