Founded in 1923

In 1923, L.T. Mart and Chester Smiley combined their names and resources to form the Marley Cooling Tower Company.

That very same year Mart & Smiley became 2 of 3 founding members of Midwest Machinery Company.

To this day, Midwest Machinery remains the first and oldest cooling tower sales representative in the United States. Since that time, we’ve expanded our focus to the entire mechanical system, bringing energy efficient solutions to the building owner, contractor & engineer.

We’ve been growing quickly in the last two decades to span several states and offices. This is largely in part of our Mission and Core Values leading the way.

At the end of the day, what really matters is that you get the products, service, and the price you need to succeed.

We’re just happy to be a small part of that.


We strive to be our customers’ most trusted and valued partner in their pursuit of designing and constructing better buildings and mechanical systems.

By consistently delivering The Midwest Experience, our customers will be more successful, buildings will be more efficient and we will be able to reward our team and give back to the community.


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Saint Louis

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Kansas City

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Oklahoma City




The Midwest Machinery leadership team is a diverse group of people committed to raising industry standards in service and customer satisfaction. As the industry demands and technology evolve, so do we. Midwest Machinery had a strong foundation to begin with, and we continue the tradition.

Troy Gladstone

Bob Gladstone
Vice President

Mark Bussen
Chief Financial Officer

Ann Sowards
Director of Customer Service

Brian Gomski
Director of Marketing & Biz Dev

Jeff Henderson
Sales Manager | STL

Ryan Miller
General Manager | KC

Nolan Chance
General Manager | OKC and Tulsa