MidwayUSA Celebrates 38th Anniversary
COLUMBIA, MO – June 18, 2015
June 18, 1977, under the name Ely Arms, Inc., MidwayUSA Founders Larry and Brenda Potterfield opened a small retail gun shop specializing in the sale of new and used guns, ammunition, reloading supplies and equipment, and handgun accessories. Over time, the Potterfield’s shifted their focus from walk-in retail to mail order, eventually building what is now a successful online retailer of Just About Everything® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting. This week MidwayUSA celebrates its 38th year of business, and 38 years of serving Customers.
“Our Employees play a vital role in providing the products and service that our Customers want and deserve, so we celebrate this occasion each year,” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Of course there’s a cake and all around congratulations for another year in the books – but there’s more to the story. I want to personally thank our Customers for making MidwayUSA what it is today. You see, without Customers, we wouldn’t have a job to look forward to each day or even have a reason to be in business. So a big thank you to our Customers for helping sustain MidwayUSA for the past 38 years.”
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For 38 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.