Meet Our Sales Team

At Midwest Service and Sales Co., we believe personal meetings are the key to developing long term relationships with our customers. Wherever you are located in Nebraska, or the surrounding counties in neighboring states, we have a sales representative available to assist you with any project you may be working on.

 Steve Svatora (left) and Ambrose Placzek

Steve Svatora (left) and Ambrose Placzek

Ambrose Plazcek has been part of the Midwest family since 1984. He serves our customers in central and western Nebraska, and northern Kansas. In addition to his experience with culverts, lumber and steel, Ambrose specializes in bridge projects and repairs. He enjoys an afternoon at the horse track, and loves an ice-cold beer.

Contact him through the office or on his cell, (402) 615-0247.

Steve Svatora joined Midwest in 1991, first helping customers in the yard and with deliveries before becoming our eastern Nebraska sales representative. He also covers Iowa, Missouri and parts of Kansas. Steve can assist you with blades, chains, lumber and culverts, or our newest options in safety, signs, and delineators. When he’s not on the road, you can find Steve working in his yard, tending the vegetable garden, and enjoying time with his grandchildren.

Contact him through the office or direct on his cell, (402) 615-1970.

  Sales Territory by county:    Nebraska and Kansas West of the green line, contact  Ambrose .  Nebraska and Kansas East of the green line, Iowa and Missouri, contact  Steve .

Sales Territory by county:

Nebraska and Kansas West of the green line, contact Ambrose.

Nebraska and Kansas East of the green line, Iowa and Missouri, contact Steve.

Get the Edge with New Grader Blades

When it comes to grading, Midwest Service and Sales Co carries blades for any road condition.

Standard Carbon Blades

Our double beveled, curved grader blades are available in stock sizes of 6” or 8” width, or you can custom order specialty blades in 10”, 13” or even 16” wide. The curved shape of the blade results in better material flow when used on graders and underbody plows. Standard carbon blades average 100 hours of use, in the right conditions, making them an economical choice for standard usage.

Heat Treated Blades

Upgrading to a heat-treated blade will increase blade wear by 30-40% over standard carbon, with only a slight increase in cost. Heat treated blades are manufactured from Boron Steel and through hardened to a hardness of 421 to 512 Brinell, compared to 250 to 320 Brinell for high carbon steel.

Curved carbide grader blades with surface protection are a superior choice for low impact, high abrasion applications. Tungsten carbide insert blades have an extremely long wear life, averaging 1,200 to 1,400 hours, depending on conditions, and result in reduced downtime due to blade changes. They provide an excellent resistance to crowning for applications that require a level grading operation.

Product Spotlight - Shur-Flex Delineators

The Shur-Flex® Driveable Delineator’s multi-hit, self-righting, omni-directional impact design utilizes Shur-Tite’s proven Sq2Rd insert. Its easy installation, durability and quick post replacement make it a great option for long tem maintenance cost savings.

The driveable delineator is comprised of three components, allowing for easy change-out of any one part, if necessary. These components include an anchor, joint, and post.

·         The anchor system utilizes 2” x 12ga non-proprietary galvanized steel perforated tubing which can be supplied in a variety of lengths to accommodate different soil types. The versatility of the square tubing anchor also allows for easy placement into concrete to assure long-term stable installations in extreme situations that see constant, recurring impacts.

·         The flexible joint component is a one piece, nonmetallic, molded, square to round design, assuring long-life in severe corrosive environments.

·         The posts are manufactured of no less than 70% recycled materials. The top of the post is permanently sealed and partially flattened, transitioning to round, which affords 360 degree visibility. Flattening the post allows for application of a 3”x12” piece of reflective sheeting. The heavier wall thickness of the post provides enough structural integrity to prevent collapse during storms or high wind.

·         Special tools are not required for replacement of post or flexible joint. If required, post replacement takes less than 60 seconds, minimizing workers’ exposure to traffic.

Posts are available in white, yellow, orange, green, black or grey, in 48”, 54” or 60” lengths. Reflective sheeting is available in High Intensity or Diamond grade, in a variety of sizes and color. Contact your Midwest Service sales representative today for pricing or additional information.

 

More Than CMP

Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) is fabricated from coils of galvanized steel. It can be manufactured in a wide range of shapes and sizes for a variety of uses. At Midwest Service and Sales, we stock CMP in diameters ranging from 6” up to 144”, with the option of riveted, spiral, or 5x1.

One of the most common questions our customers ask is, ‘What’s the difference between riveted and spiral pipe?’ The difference is in the way it is manufactured.

Riveted CMP is assembled by hand using cut-to-length sheets with annular 2-2/3”x1/2” corrugations. Longitudinal and circumferential lapped seams are fastened with rivets.

 Riveted CMP

Riveted CMP

Spiral CMP is fabricated by machine using coiled steel sheet with helical 2-2/3”x1/2” corrugations and a continuous lock seam. The ends are rerolled annular. In diameters 60” and larger, we also offer 5x1 Spiral CMP. The wider pitch and 1” depth increases the strength of the corrugated steel, allowing for the use of a relatively lighter gauge of material for similar design considerations. 5x1 SCMP can reduce both the cost and the weight of the project.

 Spiral CMP

Spiral CMP

In diameters 60” and larger, we also offer 5x1 Spiral CMP. The wider pitch and 1” depth increases the strength of the corrugated steel, allowing for the use of a relatively lighter gauge of material for similar design considerations. 5x1 SCMP can reduce both the cost and the weight of the project.

Since there is manual labor involved in manufacturing Riveted CMP, the cost is slightly higher than the same diameter and gauge of Spiral CMP. In a 1965 comparative study published by Ohio State University in Columbia, their principle conclusion is the welded, riveted, and 2-2/3 pitch spiral pipe specimens were, for all practical purposes, equal.

 Culvert manufacturing plant, True North Steel, Huron, South Dakota.

Culvert manufacturing plant, True North Steel, Huron, South Dakota.