ST. LOUIS, MO –Midwest Industrial Rubber (“MIR”), a leading fabricator and distributor of lightweight conveyor belting and related components, has acquired Van Con, Inc. (“Van Con”), a distributor of conveyor belting for the automotive industry based outside of Detroit, Michigan.

“We are delighted to welcome Kerry and all the employees of Van Con to MIR. This strategic acquisition expands our geographical footprint in to the Michigan region and expands our capabilities in the automotive end market. The opportunity to not only leverage Van Con’s leading position within automotive across the MIR network, but also bring MIR’s product portfolio and group expertise to Van Con will allow our customers to further consolidate their purchasing needs. “This is a significant step in our growth strategy of being closer to our customer’,” Brian McSharry, CEO of MIR, said.

Van Con President Kerry McConnell said, “We are very happy to become the latest company to join MIR. We can now expand our capabilities to our customers in the region with access to the wealth of manufacturing and expert resources that MIR has to offer.”

This is MIR’s third acquisition this year. 

Founded in January 1980, Midwest Industrial Rubber, Inc. is a privately-owned corporation specializing in the fabrication and distribution of conveyor belting and industrial conveyor products. The company provides value-added products and services through their more than 20 full-service sales and fabrication facilities and satellite locations across the United States.

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