Owner John Mai brought Midway Machine to life in 1978. What led up to that was experience gained during his 15 years at Grumman Aerospace and a drive to build something for himself. Starting with sweeping the warehouse, John progressed his career, working in parts inventory for the Apollo Lunar Module, and eventually attending 16 weeks of machinists school, hosted by Grumman.
Starting with four machines (2 Bridgeport machining centers, 1 engine lathe and 1 lay down band saw), John opened his doors for business in 1978. After developing a loyal customer base, John and his small team of machinists moved into a 2000 square foot shop in 1984. Fast forward to today, after multiple expansions, the Midway team now works out of 25,000 square feet of premier machining real estate in South Houston, Texas.