COLUMBIA, MO –
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!
President & CEO
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 (http://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 over 45 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.
For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (http://www.midwayusa.com), find them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA), or follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/midwayusa).
MidwayUSA Public Relations