America's need for fuel has led one Iowa company,
Midwest Meter, Inc., to expand over the years forming
the foundation for a second parallel company, Midwest
Computer Register Corporation.
Midwest Meter, Inc. started in 1969
as a fuel meter calibrating service, covering most of the
Upper Midwest including Iowa and surrounding states.
Meter calibration included servicing the mechanically
computerized register of the day and led to the belief "there
must be a better way." So, in 1976 the subsidiary company,
Computer Register Corporation, was formed to market
and manufacture an electronic computerized register.
Computer Register Corporation has designed and built
computerized fuel registers found all over the world. The
MID:COM, as the computer register is called, is sold by
over 70 fuel equipment distributors and 22 OEM fuel truck
Midwest Meter, Inc. has now evolved
into one of the larger meter calibration businesses in the
Midwest. The company has become a full-line distributor
of Blackmer pumps, meters from Neptune and Liquid Controls,
Hannay hose reels plus numerous other products. These distributorships
represent a natural avenue of growth for the parent company.