History of Midwest Air Filter

The roots of Midwest Air Filter, Inc. go back to the fall of 1950. Ross A Mutersbaugh moved to Lansing, MI to start Air Filter Service Company, after he sold another Filter Company in Detroit, MI. His son, Stanley W. Mutersbaugh came to the company in 1954, and acquired ownership in 1959. Stan and his partner, Neal DeVries incorporated the business in 1966, as Midwest Air Filter, Inc. At that time the major lines were Continental Air Filter, Owens-Corning, Dust Stop and Research Products.

In 1978 the company opened a branch office and warehouse in Grand Rapids, MI. Richard Alban, the former general manager, is credited with transforming the company into the computer age in the early 1980's. Richard still stops in to ensure that the system is running efficiently.

In 1992, William R. Down, then a regional manager for Airguard Industries, Inc., acquired control and is currently President of the company. Bill brings with him over 28 years of air filtration expertise. He is a member of ASHRAE, and served on the Board of Directors NAFA and is a Certified Air Filtration Specialist (CAFS). When it comes to questions on Air Filtration, Bill is your expert.

A branch office and warehouse was opened up in Kalamazoo in 1996 and the Fort Wayne, Indiana Operation in 1999. An additional sales office was in Detroit, MI in 2000. In 2001 we have managed to go on-line to ensure that we can bring the highest level of products, customer service, competitive pricing and technical knowledge for our customers in and outside our regional base.

Bill Down passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2013.  Midwest Air Filter was acquired by his daughter, Marcia Down Shoham, and son-in-law, Jonathan Shoham, on May 1, 2013.

If you need an Air Filtration product, have a question or need some advice we can help you. Please contact us at any of our Branch Locations.