America's Heartland

Middle America has long been classified as "flyover states," comprised of more farms than booming metropolises and small family-owned businesses than Fortune 500 companies, but the 12 states that constitute the Midwest have a way more to offer than many people give it credit for. Midwesterners value the simpler things in life like family, friends, and a hard day's work; there's not much fondness for extravagances or arrogance. Here are a few more values we base our company on, Published on August 30, 2016, by Michael Schneider, CPTD®.   


  1. Neighborliness & Friendliness: This might sound completely crazy, but in the Midwest, we have these things called block parties. No joke, we get together and celebrate the weekend, our families, and enjoy the company of our neighbors. In the workplace, this translates into collaborative environments, a sense of community, a willingness to lend a helping hand, and an emphasis on what really matters: people.
  2. Humility: Or, self-awareness. There's a universal understanding that no one is perfect. Now, this doesn't mean there is an absence of drive or tenacity, but rather compassion for realness and the process of learning. No matter how high we climb, no matter how much we master, and no matter whom we know, imperfection will always unite us. 
  3. Gratitude: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie, who was born in the Midwest :-) 
  4. An honest day's work...  Nothing is worth more than being able to sleep at night. No amount of pay, perks, or influence will trump an ethical environment. Work is viewed as an extension of oneself and can either compliment or tarnish a reputation. 
  5. Frugal: I don't know if it's due to the blue-collar jobs (likelihood of layoffs), larger family sizes, or the rural area influences, but there is an innate tendency to conserve resources. This converts to more modest lifestyles with an emphasis on enjoying "the simple things." 
  6. Conventional: In the Midwest, you'll see more customs, routines, and flip phones than anywhere else. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ever heard the phrase "conventional wisdom"? Pretty sure it started in the Midwest.  


Established in 1946, Airmate Custom CNC Fabrication has based its reputation on these Midwest values. We have served customers throughout the entire United States, Canada, Mexico, and Over Seas, becoming one of the fastest-growing plastic/metal fabrication companies in the United States. 

As we continue to grow, being logistically centered in the heart of the Midwest has its advantages. A strong, globally-connected logistics and transportation infrastructure allows us shorter transit time, broader shipping windows, and different shipping modes to choose from, including many major airports, Class 1 railroads, and a network of interstate highways. Logistics are not the only advantage; the cost of living is lower than most other regions, making costs lower for manufacturers to operate, which in return makes for highly competitive pricing. 

With all this being said, Airmate Custom CNC Fabrication will consistently meet or exceed your requirements and project expectations. We consider each customer's unique profile and make recommendations for areas of improvement in production, quality, and overall cost. Our attention to detail and state-of-the-art technology allows us to offer premium results on even the most custom projects. Call or email today to see what our talented staff can do for you: 419-636-3184 or Also, check us out on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. 




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