ELKHART, IN, JANUARY 11, 2021 — Midwest Sales and Service, Inc. (MWSS) has moved its headquarters from South Bend, IN to Elkhart, IN. Due to the tremendous growth in 2020 and the desire to be closer to many of the RV manufacturers, the company decided to relocate its warehouse and office facilities to east Elkhart. MWSS spent the last 60 years in South Bend.
The new facility, located at 2810 Bridger Court, is 35,000 square feet of warehouse, office and showroom space. With the additional space available, MWSS expects to increase its overall business efficiencies, expand its existing shipping process to better meet industry demands and growth, and continue to expand its corporate team with additional office space. New to MWSS’s headquarters will be a showroom, which will be designed and set-up to present a number of appliance products to potential customers.
“This move represents another significant milestone for our fast-growing company. The new office space better accommodates our growing team and enables us to better support and service our OEM clients. The additional space will also help drive innovation and provide the opportunity for further expansion into additional markets, product lines and services.” stated Heath Wechter, CEO & President of MWSS.
The company attributes its significant growth in 2020 to the launching of several new products by GE Appliances including the GE Cool Series® Rooftop Air Conditioner line and 12 volt refrigerators.
About Midwest Sales and Service: MWSS is an Authorized Distributor for GE Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, and Danby for manufacturers, dealers, and owners of recreational vehicles and campers. The company focuses on cutting-edge technology and communication to provide efficiency and clear expectations with their customers, as well as their knowledgeable service department. For more information contact us here or by calling 1-800-772-7262.
In our last blog, we discussed everything we want you to know about our RV Dealer Access Program- from the details of the program to how to get signed up. If you weren't already convinced of the amazing benefits and exclusive details of the program, our team at MWSS, Inc. wants to share those with you today and why you should sign up.
The RV Dealer Access Program is available exclusively to RV dealers of the RV industry. The program offers an online marketplace for dealers to use and shop, accessible through a portal on our website. As a dealer, you will be able to browse and shop new products that are being sold to RV manufacturers.
The program allows dealers to have access to exclusive products at a lower-cost price. The products offered through the program are specifically designed for B2B (business-to-business) dealers who will sell these products to RV owners.
Dealers will get premium, first-hand access to new products hitting the market such as Skytracks, Lifestyletables, and others that are exclusively sold through MWSS. These products will not be sold through any other retailer or vendor.
Sixty percent of our products are GE Appliances brand and forty percent are from other brands within the RV industry. We are honored to have a special partnership with GE Appliances that allows us to sell RV-specific appliances made by GE exclusively to the RV industry. Read all about MWSS's partnership with GE Appliances in this blog.
One of the newest and most unique products we are offering exclusively through the RV Dealer Access Program is the new GE Rooftop Air Conditioners. These units fit seamlessly on the roof of your camper and cool your entire vehicle with ease.
Here are some of the top features of the new rooftop air conditioners:
The RV Dealer Access Program offers immediate fulfillment on product orders. Dealers in the program gain access to reduced service time for replacement of products. Our goal is to get our customers back out on the road enjoying your RV instead of sitting at the service shop waiting for a repair.
South Bend, Indiana- MWSS, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of their RV Dealer Access Program. This program is exclusive to all certified dealers and partners that work with the company and within the RV industry. They will be offering special pricing, offers, and unique products specific to these dealers. MWSS strives to provide their partners, dealers, and customers with the best, latest, and fairest prices for products in the RV industry. Keep reading to hear all of the details about the program and how to get signed up.
MWSS, Inc. has been serving the RV community across the United States for over 25 years. They began with distributing residential appliances to local retailers and have grown to be an Authorized Distributor for these manufacturers nationwide. The company has formed relationships with some of the top appliance and electronic brands in the home and RV industries. Their goal is to bring top-of-the-line products to manufacturers when they need them and to reduce downtime on production lines.
The RV Dealer Access Program is available exclusively to dealers that are in business with MWSS or within the RV industry. The program will act as an online marketplace for these dealers through a portal accessible on MWSS's website. Through the portal, dealers will be able to browse and shop new product pages- not available to public consumers. MWSS is the first to launch a program to dealers within the RV industry.
The program allows dealers to have access to exclusive products at a lower-cost price. The products offered through the program are specifically designed for B2B (business-to-business) dealers who will sell these products to consumers.
Dealers will get premium, first-hand access to new products hitting the market such as the GE Appliances Rooftop Air Conditioner units.
Here are some of the unique features of the rooftop A/C units:
Of all of the exclusive products available through the program, 90% are the GE Appliances brand and 10% are from other brands within the RV industry. In addition, MWSS has partnered with GE Appliances to provide dealers exclusive access to GE family of products, which includes brand names like GE Profile, Haier, and Hotpoint. GE's larger appliances will be shipped through GE's distribution network of 12 Area Distribution Centers and 170 local delivery locations while smaller appliances will be shipped via common carrier. All available products are currently being installed by RV manufacturers.
This program also offers immediate fulfillment. Dealers in the program gain access to reduced service time for replacement of products. Their goal is to get their customers back out on the road enjoying their RVs instead of sitting at the service shop. This makes it easier for RV OEM’s and dealers to access these products to then sell, overall helping dealers reduce their Repair Event Cycle Time (RECT).
Any interested dealers can access information about this FREE program and the registration page through the online portal set up on their website at https://wholesale.mwssdealeraccess.com. In order to be considered eligible for the program, you will need to provide a form of dealer authentication, and once approved by their team, you will be enrolled.
Interested parties can also get signed up at these two upcoming RV shows that MWSS will be attending:
If you have any questions about MWSS's RV Dealer Access Program or how to get signed up yourself, feel free to contact the team at 574.287.3365.
South Bend, Indiana- MWSS, Inc. is now a distributor of two brands from The Cardan Group, an Australian-based company. These two brands, SkyTracks and Lifestyletables, are RV accessory brands that offer options for maximizing storage and increasing usable space in your RV or camper. MWSS has partnered with The Cardan Group to introduce these two brands into the US market. There is a large demand in the United States and MWSS is excited to be the first to allow availability of Sky Tracks and Lifestyletables to the industry.
The Cardan Group originated in 2003 from a father-son duo, Andrew Stolp and his father, Albert Stolp. Mr. Albert Stolp got the idea to begin this company as he was traveling the coasts of Australia in his RV. However, he was tired of having to pack an extra fold-up table to use on his trips. Shortly after, the pair visited an RV show to explore the options currently on the market. After no success in finding one, he then asked Andrew to design a prototype for a table that could be installed to the inside or outside of an RV. After developing 7 different designs, they came to one final winner.
After the finalization of their design in 2007 and a visit to Melbourne, the RV manufacturing centre of Australia, they determined a demand of at least 500 tables a month for their product, which later would be called the Lifestyletable. They began selling 10 units a day and have reached 10,000 tables during their best year. Their product has been selling well in Australia, but they were wanting to expand their market into the United States. This is where MWSS comes in.
MWSS, Inc. has been serving the RV community across the United States for over 25 years. They began with distributing residential appliances to local retailers and have grown to being an Authorized Distributor for these manufacturers nationwide. The company has formed relationships with some of the top appliance and electronic brands in the home and RV industries. Their goal is to bring top-of-the-line products to manufacturers when they need them and to reduce downtime of production lines.
MWSS, Inc. partners with a variety of top brands, such as Danby, GE, Haier, Frigidaire, and Premier, to bring their customers the best appliances and electronic on the market for their RVs and campers. They are excited to parter with The Cardan Group and have the opportunity to bring an Australian-based brand into the American RV Market.
As The Cardan Group was looking for an entrance into the American RV market. After meeting each other at the Elkhart Open House event at the RV Vendor and Supplier Showcase show, the two companies connected on being family-owned and have formed a partnership. MWSS would be their gateway into the American RV industry, selling products directly on the MWSS website. Their combined goal is to get these products and brands into the hands of manufacturers and dealers within the RV industry.
The first brand, Sky Tracks, is an RV storage unit brand offering units that ease the burden of limited storage in your camper. The first product they are selling from the brand is a Grey Storage Bag and Bag Bundle, that is hooked onto a track attached to the roof of your RV. Each bag retails for $34.00, and each bundle is $85.00. The idea behind SkyTracks is to make use of dead space, similar to overhead storage in an airplane, when there is limited space in your RV. This gives families options that are great for clothing due to the clear window that shows the contents inside of each bag. For families or larger parties, the idea is to give each person on your RV trip one bag and assign names to bags to easily locate and retrieve their items. SkyTracks is ideal because older model RVS do not have much storage space and campers do not want to waste their counter space for storage purposes.
The second brand, Lifestyletables, is a brand of tables used mainly on the outside of RV campers that offer convenient storage and space for any purposes from meal prepping to family fun. The first product MWSS has offered from the brand is a lifestyle table in black satin finish. Each table retails for $250.00. Lifestyle Tables can be used for-coffee/food storage, outdoor cooking, holding all appliances used for cooking without disturbing others in the van, low down access for dog beds, happy hour during social park settings, and much more.
The Cardan Group has secured patents in the United States for their products and look forward to seeing their success through their partnership with MWSS. MWSS is eager and excited to introduce these products into the current US market and to act as a catalyst for more international brands to come to the United States with innovative new products.
MWSS, Inc. has partnered with an Australian company who we have introduced previously as the Cardan Group, to provide you- our loyal customers- with top-of-the-line RV accessories. The first product the company launched is called Lifestyletable. A Lifestyletable is a low profile RV folding table that is easily attached to the side of your camper, without the need of cutting a large hole into your exterior wall. Manufactured and designed in Australia with quality stainless steel, aluminum, and die-cast aluminum corners, these RV accessories are durable and withstand both wear and weight. Their premium structure is able to hold up to 55 pounds of anything and everything you need for storage or as an open surface area.
Many Rvers are well aware of the hassle of preparing a large meal for multiple people with limited space inside of your RV. This is why many opt to prepare their meals and begin cooking outside as to not disturb others inside. This also eliminates the lingering smell of food inside of your camper which can bother others. You can use your Lifestyletable to layout all of your cooking ingredients and to display your many plates of delicious food once you have cooked it. Then it is easy for friends and family to gather around and fill their plates!
If you frequent RV campgrounds, you know that meeting new new campers is one of the best parts of your camping experience. Connecting with others who enjoy the same activities you do is a great way to make long-term friendships and potential travel companions for future trips. A popular event that many campers participate in, especially during the spring, fall, and summer months is a social or "happy hour". This a time where RV campers can gather together to enjoy snacks and drinks and to socialize. A great use for your Lifestyletable is to layout your spread for this event, including all of your dishes, food and drinks, and a table cloth to give it a homey, inviting look and acting as your rv dining table!
Similar to a social hour, your Lifestyletable can be used for another event of gathering with your friends and family to have fun together while on an RV camping trip. However, instead of food and drinks on your table, you can use this open surface as the playing field for a game night! From card games like poker and blackjack, to Scrabble and Monopoly, your Lifestyletable will provide you with ample space to house many games on it and room for you and all fo your guests to play all night long!
For all of our parents out there who bring their children on RV trips or even life full-time as a family in your RV, we have a fun solution to keep your camper free, or at least almost free, of messes. Instead of allowing your children to play with all of their toys and games in the shared common space of your RV, we recommend using your outdoor Lifestyletable as their playstation. This is also a great way to get your children outside.You can even laminate the surface so it easy-to-clean and messes can be cleaned up in no time. A creative idea is to laminate your Lifestyletable with a United States map and the children can easily draw on it with erasable markers to mark all the spots your family has been and plans to go!
Our final idea of how to creatively use your Lifestyletable in your RV is for your pet. When you install your table, you have full range and capability to lower it as much as possible. If you have a mostly outdoor pet, such as a dog, that you want to bring on your trip- this is a great option for you! You can install your table low to ground and put your pet's bed, food and water dishes, and toys on the table for convenience and comfort. This way your pet is always with you and has its on space so that it does not take away from your indoor areas. Also, your pet can be included whenever you are spending time outdoors on your RV camping trips!
You can purchase your own Lifestyletable today directly from out site now. We hope you have gotten some creative ides for all the ways you can use a Lifestyletable in your own RV! We would love to hear some of the purposes you find for this innovation in RV accessories. Contact us here if you have any questions about our products or inquiries about Lifestyletables. We are happy to help!
At Midwest Sales and Service, we have a long history of serving our many customers since 1959. We've always been about family and providing service that has established MWSS as a leader in the Recreational Vehicle (RV) industry. Located in the hub of the RV industry of Northern Indiana, MWSS has continued to innovate and grow.
In 1959, MWSS was founded by Monte Wechter as an appliance distributorship selling to local retailers. Monte continued running the business until 1984 when he brought in his son Trell to assist with the business through sales and other duties while the business survived through the introduction of big retail stores, like Best Buy, Lowes, Walmart, and Sam’s Club.
In 1996, Monte passed away and Trell stepped up and took over the reins of the business. The customer base and focus of MWSS had changed over the years and MWSS had become actively involved in the Recreational Vehicle and Van Conversion industry. At that time, MWSS was supplying the RV industry with CRT TV’s, speakers, and even the Nintendo gaming system. In addition, the company established a partnership with Frigidaire and quickly became known for that relationship and its ability to supply the RV industry with the Frigidaire product line needed for the growing industry.
The company grew and started manufacturing its own line of products under the Pummel Drive label. Knowing the RV industry and its tight manufacturing deadlines, MWSS established itself as a reliable supplier with an eye for timely delivery, quality products, and great service.
Now, MWSS is firmly established as the premier supplier and Authorized Distributor of top brands to the RV industry including Frigidaire, GE, Haier, Sharp, Danby, Peerless Premier, and Pummel Drive.
MWSS has established strong manufacturing relationships within the RV industry over the years and is firmly aligned with the values established years ago. With 70,000 square feet of warehouse space, MWSS is able to provide what the RV manufacturing industry needs in a cost-effective, localized setting and is staffed with experts who have deeps roots in the community.
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