Ames Chamber of Commerce

Technical Services, Inc. acquires Mid-America Manufacturing

February 1, 2021

Ames, Iowa, January 28, 2021.  Technical Services, Inc., (TSI) which designs and builds custom automated machinery, has acquired Mid-America Manufacturing (MAM), an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing job shop.

The move to acquire Mid-America Manufacturing started when co-owner Randy Gummert reached out to Marty Simpson, president of Technical Services, Inc., back in early October, 2020. 

Randy’s partner, Al Bradish, was retiring and it was important to Randy to keep the MAM staff employed and continue to provide their existing customer base the services and quality MAM had been supplying for the last 25 years. 

“When Randy first contacted me with his proposal, I was very interested”, said Marty Simpson. “I had been keeping my eyes open for an opportunity to diversify the products and services we could offer”.

Mid-America Manufacturing will maintain its commercial identity as a subsidiary of TSI.  The acquisition adds equipment, expertise and the capacity to deliver a broader range of products and services to a more diverse customer base. 

“The operations of their business are a very good fit for TSI and this positions us to support all our customers’ manufacturing needs, at an even higher level”, said Simpson.

About Technical Services, Inc.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Ames, IA, TSI has established an industry-leading reputation for engineering, design, and building special machinery and automated systems. TSI also manufactures a complete line of positioning equipment and industrial saws under its RazorGage product line. More information is available on the company’s website at

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