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By Drew Bryant
June 27th, 2022,

Back on June 18th, 1977, MidwayUSA officially opened its doors to the public. Over the past 45 years MidwayUSA has been fulfilling orders for shooters, hunters, and outdoorsmen across this great nation. Based out of Columbia, Missouri starting in a 1,600-sq ft facility and now one of the biggest distributors of firearms, accessories and outdoor goods in the country. In celebration of its 45-year anniversary President & CEO Matt Fleming released a thank you message to their valuable customers.

Over the decades MidwayUSA has grown in size and scale of operation able to handle more orders than ever before. Recently, MidwayUSA announced that their brand new 400,000-sq ft distribution facility is near completion and should be operational before the end of this year. The new distribution center should help reduce lead times and provide customers quicker product turnaround, reminiscent to the Amazon model.

Below, is the message to customers from Matt Fleming, President and CEO of MidwayUSA.

Press Release

To all our Valued Customers,

It was high noon on the 18th of June, 1977 when MidwayUSA opened for business. After a 6-year hitch in the Air Force, Larry Potterfield, our founder, turned his lifelong love of guns, hunting and shooting into a career. But it takes a lot more than ‘love of the game’ to be successful. For Larry, it took a loving wife, a supportive family, some intuitive competence, a little business acumen, great Employees, and a bunch of Loyal Customers.

It’s been 45 years now, since Larry and Brenda greeted MidwayUSA’s first Customer in that small 1,600 square foot gun shop in Columbia, MO. A lot has changed since ‘77, but these important things are timeless: Customers come first, Employees are like family, Suppliers are our friends and partners, and we continuously improve everything – always. These days, we’re not able to thank each Customer face-to-face like when MidwayUSA first opened shop, so please accept our personal thanks for helping make MidwayUSA so successful.

Thank you for supporting MidwayUSA for our first 45 years. We look forward to serving you for the next 45 and beyond. It has truly been our pleasure. Thanks for your business!

Matt Fleming,

President & CEO

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