Our Beginnings

Since our founding in 1976 by Terry Inslee and Gordon Ellison, two former Van Dorn veterans, Mid America Plastic Systems continues to operate on a principle to provide the most reliable equipment available to assist in the growth of our customers business.  We continue to offer products that represent the leaders in their respective fields for the plastic processors, recycling industry and general industries.

Over the past 40 years we have enjoyed and continue to building relationships with clients such as Nike, Newell-Rubbermaid, Becton- Dickinson, Merit Medical. Frensenius Medical, Streamline Mfg., Berry Plastics , Tyco Healthcare and many others. It is with these and other clients that we have gained the understanding and knowledge of what it takes to develop long term trusting relationships for the betterment of all companies involved.. 

We offer current and future potential clients our years of experience walking on the manufacturing floor environment. With daily visits into many different manufacturing facilities we share our knowledge with in our own organization. Having a customer base exceeding 1000 facilities, we enjoy the opportunity of solving numerous processing issues related to but not limited to process heating and cooling, material delivery, finished parts packaging, automation and size reduction.

Our Future

MAPS will continue to improve in our offering of products and services to our customer base by seeking new technologies that will enhance your profitability. In addition to a full line of new equipment offerings we stock a selection of pre-owned quality equipment.  We also supply re-pelletized and regrind materials.


In addition to our core products we offer the following consultation services:

  • Water projects- sizing of new equipment and installation
  • Material handling- bulk delivery systems and storage or beside the application systems
  • Automation- Full integration of multi axis robots and assembly with system design of EOAT
  • Size reduction- Full range of shredding / granulator systems for small plastic components, paper to car bodies
  • Recycling of plastics- Re-pelletizing systems, Wash systems, or Granulation