Why Midwest Air?

Midwest Air Equipment Company was founded by Sam Scherer in 1923, Columbus, Ohio. Sam was instrumental in getting Central Vacuum Systems installed in schools all over Ohio. Modern day medicines were not available to cure illness and Sam’s foresight to protect the air we breathe set the tone for our future.

Since our beginning, we have represented The Spencer Turbine Company, Windsor, CT., a privately held company in business since 1892. Midwest Air Equipment Company continues to be among the top representatives across the United States with The Spencer Turbine Company.

In the 1970’s, Dwight Kidnocker expanded our representation into the field of low pressure dust collection systems. Dwight’s mechanical engineering background and vast knowledge of air handling systems increased our ability to apply more equipment to the manufacturing industry.

In 1983, Bill Dunkley joined Midwest Air Equipment Company as a sales representative. Our business expanded quickly with growth in the Vortex (regenerative blowers), mist collection and replacement filter product lines.

In 1994, Dan Dunkley joined Midwest Air Equipment Company as a sales representative. During 1996, Bill and Sue Dunkley purchased ownership of Midwest Air Equipment Co from Dwight and Mary Kidnocker. Selena Dunkley, Dan’s wife, joined our company as marketing director. She has since become the company secretary.

In 2013, Dan’s daughter, Stefanie, began representing Midwest Air Equipment Company.

Midwest Air Equipment Company is a professional sales and service organization and a member of MANA (Manufacturers’ Agents National Association).