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Hydrographics

Jun 8, 2016: In addition to a few dozen standard colors used in our powder coat line, we also now are offering 70 different patterns for hydrographic finishes.  Hydrographic finishes include a base coat, a primer coat, the hydrographic image film, and a sealer coat.  The hydrographic and powder coat finishes give us a wide array of finish options for our fabrication customers. Our 4\' x 8\' tanks will accomodate most tubular and plate welded fabrications that we make in-house.  Our powder coat paint line has a 24\" x 24\" x 96\" opening and will accomodate most welded linkages, many fabricated ladders, guard rails, steps, grab handles, tubular supports and tubular braces.

Heavy Duty Cables

Dec 14, 2015: Our push-pull cable product line continues to grow. Our new high efficiency cables are competitively priced and readily available in all volumes.  Midwest Control Products Corp builds cables for end users, the aftermarket, small OEM\'s and large OEM\'s. We also sell complete systems for building your own custom cables.

9/16 x 9/16 Male Chrome Moly Rod End

Jan 2, 2015: Our MXM-9 is now available. This chrome moly spherical rod end (heim joint) has 9/16-18 RH threads and a 9/16 bore.

Nov 14, 2014

PUSH PULL CABLES: Midwest Control Products Corp continues to develop and expand our push-pull cable manufacturing business. Whether you are looking for 1 cable, or 1,000 cables, we have a fast and competitive system to provide you with a high quality, competitive cable.  In the near future we will also be introducing a new, high-performance series of cables to our manufacturing line up that features even tighter bend radii and a wrapped conduit. Feel free to contact us for more details.

WELDED & POWDER COATED FABRICATIONS

Aug 6, 2014: One of our great niches is welded and powder coated fabrications. If a part's primary component is bar or tubing, and that in turn is welded to plate, flat bar, other wireforms, or other tube fabrications, and then the entire assembly is powder coated, we are very competitive in the 250 to 5000 piece production run quantities.  Other added operations such as threading, drilling, swaging, press forming, cnc bending, bearing sizing (ie: pressing in bronze bushings), laser etching, all add to our competitiveness.

1,200,000 Heims

Jun 6, 2014. We've added a few new spherical rod end bearings to our product line up. One of the ones we added today is a M6 x 1.00 male bronze raced, zerk fitted, M6 DIN Metric rod end, our DBM-6Z.  Thus, as of today, we have 1,200,000 spherical rod end bearings in stock. We offer 1,734 different rod end configurations and sizes. Of those 1,734 sku's, 857 of them are in stock.

Plasma and Poly

May 27, 2014: We've added some new manufacturing capabilities recently, including a plasma cutter and a polyurethane injection molding machine.  The plasma cutter will be used to help increase our tubular door, bumper and light bar fabricating capabilities (we purchased a tube positioner for the plasma). Our goal in beginning to mold polyurethane is to support our sway bar manufacturing capabilities.  Added with our existing capabilities of cnc tube bending, robotic welding, and powder coating, we are looking forward to some fun new projects.

WIN $25 and a chance at $500

May 5, 2014: Our friends at Steinjäger just announced a new contest today. Every entrant wins a $25 store coupon if they submit a photo to Steinjäger with a Steinjäger decal on it. Visitors to their site can vote on their favorite vehicle pics. Then, once a month, Steinjäger will give a $500 store credit to whichever photo sets gets the most votes. The contest is scheduled to go on for at least one year. Check out the rules and guidelines here.

Plasma Cutter & Poly Molding

Apr 28, 2014: Midwest Control Products has taken the plunge on two new processes: plasma cutting and polyurethane molding.  Our plasma cutter has a tube attachment and should be ready for operation by mid-June.  We started molding our first polyurethane parts last week. We've done plastic injection molding for years, so we have lots of molding and mold die building experience. We'll be ready for RFQ's on custom molded poly parts by mid-June.

Fastener Deals

March 24, 2014: Midwest Control Products Corp has great pricing on inch and metric jam nuts. For example, 1000 pieces of a M6 x 1.00 RH jam nut, plated zinc clear, class , is priced at $0.03 per nut in bags of 1000. Here's the quick link to the M6 nut.

M14x2.00 LH Thread Bung

Feb 14, 2014: Our M14 x 2.00 LH Thread Bungs are now available.

Jeep Video

Feb 8, 2014: Our friends at Steinjäger posted a video yesterday showing their new drop-in magnetic patent-pending mirror for Jeep TJ and Jeep JK Wranglers. It's a pretty slick design - installs in less than 2 minutes. The video link

They also have a video on how to use spherical rod end bearings to make a hood latching mechanism for Jeep Wranglers.

South African Market

Feb 8, 2014: we've had some fun developing our customer base in South Africa these last few months.  One of the good resources we found was the Automotive Business Review. They're involved in the SA automotive performance aftermarket and are supporting members of SEMA.

Drop In Mirror for Jeep Wrangler

Feb 4, 2014: Our friends at Steinjäger, Inc just announced they are now offering a drop-in tubular mirror assembly that fits TJ and JK Jeep Wranglers. The mirror design, which is patent pending, features a high strength magnet that holds the mirror in place after installation.  The TJ mirror retails for $127.26 and is listed on the Steinjäger website as part number J0029733. The JK mirror will be listed within a few days.

Truck Body Hardware

1/31/14 If you found our site looking for truck body refrigeration hardware, check out the folks at Cottco.

10mm Ladder Bars

Jan 23, 2014: Our 10mm Ladder Bar Adjuster is now available. Our LBAX-M10 is chrome plated, made from Chrome Moly steel, and features a M10 x 1.50 LH male thread, and a M10 x 1.50 RH female thread. Great new product! 

FOUR LINK SALE

JAN 21, 2014: Our friends at Steinjäger announced a 25% February Four Link Sale this week. Check it out at www.steinjager.com.

3/4-16 x 1/2 Narrow Spherical Rod End Bearings Added

Jan 21, 2014: Lots of new products added this week...

3/4-16 RH x 1/2 Narrow Spherical Rod End Bearings ('heims'): LH and RH sizes

5/8-18 LH x 1/2 Clevises

Male Poly Bush Ends

Jan 15, 2014: If you're looking for male polyurethane rod ends (4 link bushed rod ends), check out the selection at Steinjäger:

1.25-12 4 Link Bush Ends

1-12 4 Link Bush Ends

7/8-14 4 Link Bush Ends

3/4-16 4 LInk Bush Ends

5/8-18 4 LInk Bush Ends

1/2-20 4 Link Bush Ends

They also have female bushed rod ends that function as isolated female spherical rod ends.

3/4 Inch Heim Bung Adjuster Nuts

Jan 15, 2014: Our BANL-16-12-1 Bung Adjustor Nuts are now available. External threads fits a 1-12 RH tube thread. Internal thread fits a 3/4-16 LH heim joint spherical rod end bearing.  Bung Nuts well suited for suspension 4 links. Welded and Powdercoated Suspension Tubes are available from Steinjäger (web link for suspension tubes).

Rubber Boot to Fit 1.25x1 Inch Heims

Dec 18, 2013: We are pleased to announce our RB-20-16 boot is now available. This boot is designed to fit 1.25"x1.0" spherical rod ends ('heims') that have high misalignment inserts fitted in them. These will soon be available in kit form at Steinjäger.

SOLID ROD ENDS

Nov 25, 2013: We are pleased to announce the addition of two new chrome moly solid eye rod ends to our product line up. The CRX-12-10 and CRX-12-10-1 are made from chrome moly steel, finished with a bright polished chrome. Both have 3/4-16 RH threads with the CRX-12-10-1 having a larger head diameter than the CRX-12-10. These 3/4 solid rod ends are perfect for applications where the misalignment provided by a 3/4 x 3/4 heim joint rod end or 3/4 x 5/8 heim joint rod end is not needed or wanted.

9/16-18 x 5/8 ROD END

Nov 16, 2013: We have added two new chrome moly male spherical rod end bearings to our offerings: the MXM-11-10 has a 11/16-18 RH thread x 5/8 bore and the MXML-11-10 has a 11/16-18 LH thread x 5/8 bore. We have also added two new metric rubber face seals for metric rod ends. The RS-10mm fits 10mm rod ends and the RS-12mm seal fits 12mm rod ends. These are great product enhancements for 10mm and 12mm metric sway bar end links.

New End Link Rod Ends - Extra Long

Oct 15, 2013: We now have a number of extra long chrome moly male and female rod ends available in M10 and M12 sizes. These rod ends are the perfect size for sway bar end links. Contact us and ask us to put together a proposal for your sway bar end links. Spacer washers and spherical rod end (heim joint) boots are also available.

New Metric Rod Ends

Oct 11, 2013: We have a number of new DIN metric rod ends in stock. Newest is our DBF-5Z, a M5 x 0.80 RH female spherical rod end bearing with a bronze race and fitted with a grease zerk.

Big Red Neck Trading Post

Sep 6, 2013: We encourage all forms of entrepreneurship at Midwest Control Products Corp, so when one of our employees formed an online business to sell crazy 'red neck' camo bikinis, camo sleepwear and camo prom dresses, we said 'AWESOME'! Their store is located at www.thebigrednecktradingpost.com and is well worth the visit.


We also are great friends with the guys at THHS in the UK - great suppliers of bus and cab aftermarket components. If you're looking for a replacement HVAC part or any unique interior cab part, give them a try. They'll ship anywhere. Their web address is www.thhs.co.uk.

NEW SPECIALS!

Aug 16, 2013: Be sure to watch our Specials section. This week we've added 6x12 metric clevises - 1000 for $0.30 each, M10 clevis pins, 1000 for $0.05 each, M8 Ball Studs, 500 for $0.07 each, and 3/8-24 nylon raced male rod ends - 500 for $0.50 each! These specials change weekly.

CHROME MOLY RODS

Jul 31, 2013: We are pleased to announce that we have added three new jack screws, the JSX-10, JSX-12 and JSX-12-A. These designs feature a chrome moly threaded rod, an integral adjusting nut, and a bright chrome finish. Inspired by Mustang double adjustable control arms, these designs are sure to be popular! The JSX-12-A features a VERY LONG 3/4-16 thread.

Steinjäger Catalog Available Online

Jul 18, 2013: Steinjäger, Inc's new catalog for Motorsport Suspension products is now available online. This new 68 page catalog features over 20,000 universal products for the production of 2 Link, 3 Link, 4 Link suspensions, sway bar end links, control arms, wishbone kits, torque arms, trailing arms, tie rods and much, much more. Steinjäger carries many Midwest Control Products rod ends.

3/4-16 ROD END KIT

Jun 6, 2013: Midwest Control chrome moly rod ends (heim joints, rose joints) are now available as complete rod end kits thru Steinjäger. Steinjäger offers over 500 different rod end kits. As an example, the 3/4-16 kit for 1.750 OD x 0.250 W tubing includes (2) 3/4-16 RH x 3/4 chrome moly male rod ends, (2) 3/4-16 LH x 3/4 chrome moly male rod ends, (2) RH jam nuts, (2) LH jam nuts, (4) bolts, (4) lock nuts, (2) RH thread bungs, (2) LH thread bungs, (4) rod end washers, (8) high misalignment inserts, and (4) rubber boots. The kit is suitable for control arms, two link suspensions, four link suspensions, panhard bars, wobble bars, track bars, etc.  The kit retails for $169.97! Great discounts for Jobbers and Dealers within the Steinjäger system. The 8 rod end version of this kit sells for $339.69!

Steinjäger Webshop Open

May 28, 2013: Steinjäger's webshop is now open. Steinjäger was formed this year by principals of Midwest Control to sell application-specific and universal suspension components. Steinjäger offer's great dealer programs, giving credit to existing Midwest Control customers, while offering multiple reasons to become a Steinjäger dealer including 17,000+ new part numbers!  Some new products worth checking out:

3/8" End Links for Sway Bars

M10 x 1.50 End Links for Sway Bars

3/8" Thread Shift Linkages

10-32 Track Car Spoiler Strut Rods

Chevrolet Camaro 1982-2002 Control Arms and Panhard Bars

Polyurethane Bushing Kits - Male

3/4-16 x 3/4" Spherical Rod End Kits

Steel Bar Cut to Length

Four Link Suspension Tubes

Four Link Suspension Tab & Clevis Kits

Steinjäger Swag

Be sure to check out Steinjäger's new site, www.steinjager.com!

Steinjäger Dealer Applications

Apr 30, 2013: Steinjäger Dealer Applications are now available online at www.steinjager.com/dealers.php. Steinjäger is a new corporation, spun off from Midwest Control Products Corp, to provide application specific products to the motorsport industry. Steinjäger's distribution system is based on a 5-tiered pricing system designed to provide high-margin products to the Steinjäger dealer network, while still offering the best-value pricing to the end user. Steinjäger is able to do this as a result of taking the best lessons from Midwest Control Products Corp 45+ year history of fabricating high value tubular fabrications, wireforms, push-pull cables, spherical rod end bearings, and thousands of other linkage designs, and merging it with a new team of motorsport-savvy designers and enthusiasts to create an exciting, vibrant, and unique culture of high quality, great value costs, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and customer focus.  Apply today!  Steinjäger products will be available online at www.steinjager.com beginning May 17, 2013.  Steinjäger plans on adding tens-of-thousands of sku's during the next few months, and at present is already offering the following: (576) Male and (384) Female Polyurethane Bushing Assemblies, (64) Polyurethane Bushing Replacement Kits for Four Link Suspensions, (32) Weld-On Tubular Bushing and Polyurethane Kits for Four Link Suspensions, (52) 4130 Chrome Moly Steinjäger Brand Spherical Rod End Bearings, (248) Jam and Full Nut Economical Quantity Packs, (597) Male and Female  Economical Quantity Packs of Midwest Control Products Corp Spherical Rod End Bearings, (68) Economical Quantity Packs of Midwest Control Products Corp Spherical Plain Bearings, (67) Economical Quantity Packs of High Misalignment Rod End Inserts, (226) Economical Quantity Packs of Chrome Moly Thread Bungs, (15) Sway Bar End Link Clevis Kits, (3) End Links for the 2010-2011 Toyota Prius, (22) Mega Economical Quantity Packs of Suspension Hardware, Lower Control Arm and Panhard Bars for the '78-'87 Buick Regal, '82-'02 Chevrolet F-Body Camaro, '82-'88 Monte Carlo, Corvette '97-'04 C5, '05-'13 Corvette C6, '01-'04 Corvette Z06, '82-'02 Pontiac Firebird,  (864) chrome moly cut tube lengths and diameters, (937) DOM cut tube lengths and diameters, (486) HREW cut tube lengths and diameters, (144) flat bar cut lengths and widths/thicknesses, (264) cut lengths of various round bar diameters and lengths, (351) notched chrome moly, HREW and DOM tube lengths and diameters, (1) Multicarb Kit for 1968 Mustangs, (4608) Polyurethane Hardware Sets for Adjustable Poly Control Arms, Panhard Bars, 4 Link Suspensions, 3 Link Suspensions, (1061) Rod End Kits including attaching hardware and thread bungs, (2504) tab and mounting kits for 2, 3, and 4 Link Suspensions, including straight tabs, axle tabs and parallel tabs, (22) Track Car Spoiler Strut Rods, (24) square tubing cut lengths, (900) Universal Adjustable Sway Bar End Links, (22) Universal Shift Linkages, (3) Wish Bone Kits, and much, much more!

We encourage you to contact our partners at Steinjäger to learn about the great product offerings at Steinjäger, Inc!

DEALERS WANTED for STEINJÄGER

APR 22, 2013: Midwest Control Products Corp has officially spun off it's new motorsport company, Steinjäger, Inc.  Steinjäger is now seeking dealers for motorsport products including a-arms, control arms, sway bars, sway bar end links, Steinjäger brand spherical rod end bearings, four link suspensions, shifter linkages, parachute cables, shifter cables and much more! Send us an email at mcr (at) steinjager (dot) com for more information.  Please note, the Steinjäger website is not yet active, but will be in late May.

EXCITEMENT at Midwest Control Products

Feb 26, 2013: There's a buzz in the air at Midwest Control Products Corp this year... A few gearhead engineers have joined the staff and there are rumors (plans) that a new corporation is going to be spun off to focus on application-specific motorsport products. The new products will encompass a-arms, control arms, bump steer, parachute cables, throttle cables, shifting cables, camber arms, three link suspensions, four link suspensions, frame supports, j-bars, k-members, lift kits, lowering kits, panhard bars, strut tower braces, sub frame connectors, sway bars, end links (drop links), swing arms, throttle rods, track arms, torque arms, trailer bars, wobble bars, wheelie bars and wish bones.  The new corporation will offer Midwest Control Products Corp spherical rod ends and linkage ends, as well as its own brand.  The new corporation will also offer private labeling.  A key focus of the new company will be a dealer-driven approach to the marketplace. Existing Midwest Control customers will have the option of dealing with either or both companies. Stay tuned for more updates!

FEB 26 - Closed for Blizzard

Feb 26, 2013: Please note that we are CLOSED today for the blizzard! Work and phone service will resume on Feb 27th. 

CHROMED BALL JOINTS

Feb 11, 2013: We are pleased to announce that our 5/16-24 RH ESCH312-C2 decorative chrome ball joint is now available. The 5/16-24 LH ESCHL312-C2 is also available.  These two ball joints feature a bright decorative chrome finish.

NEW PRODUCTS

Jan 10, 2013: We've listed a number of new products this week included chrome plated washers, grade 5 and grade 8 bolts, a 5/8 female spherical rod end bearing with both a stud and a grease zerk (our MSF-10S-Z), high misalignment inserts for 14 x 12 spherical rod end bearings (7/8 x 3/4), and new thread bungs for course thread 1-12 spherical rod end bearings (chrome moly heim joints), and much, much more!  Our webshop now lists over 9,500 different standard items including ball joints, clevis pins, clevises, clevis spring pins, spherical rod end bearings (called 'heim joints' and 'rose joints'), push-pull cables, hydraulic adapters, hydraulic hoses, forged yoke ends, jam nuts, washers, bushings, zerks, tubular linkages, connecting rods, rubber boots for rod ends, etc.

M10 BALL JOINT NOW IN ZINC CLEAR HEX FREE

Nov 12, 2012: We are pleased to announce that our DMCS-10-ZCHF is now available. This M10 x 1.50 RH ball joint, per DIN 71802, is plated zinc clear hex free (ROHS compliant). 

BUMP STEER HEIM JOINT ROD ENDS

Sep 14, 2012: We are pleased to announce that our new bump steer spherical rod end (heim joints) are now available in certain sizes.  This VERY unique design creates a high strength, economical solution to bump steer needs. Contact us for more details.

METRIC THREAD BUNGS

AUG 9, 2012: We are pleased to announce that our chrome moly metric thread bungs are now available in the following sizes: M6 x 1.00 RH, M6 x 1.00 LH, M8 x 1.25 RH, M8 x 1.25 LH, M10 x 1.50 RH, M10 x 1.50 LH, M14 x 2.00 RH, M16 x 2.00 RH, M16 x 2.00 LH, M18 x 1.50 RH. More sizes are planned! These thread bungs are available with and without our DXTM series of metric chrome moly high performance spherical rod ends (heim joints, rose joints). Metric jam nuts, and high misalignment inserts are also available. 

10,000 Customers


Jun 29, 2012: We are pleased to announce that we are now serving over 10,000 customers.



ZINC CLEAR DIN 71802 METRIC BALL JOINTS

Mar 15, 2012: We are pleased to announce that we now offer our DIN 71802 ball joints, our DMCS series, in ROHS compliant plating (hex free). The DMCS-5-ZCHF (M5 x 0.80 RH), DMCS-6-ZCHF (M6 x 1.00 RH), and DMCS-8-ZCHF (M8 x 1.25 RH) ball joints are now available.  Midwest Control Products Corp now stocks over 700,000 ball joints in over 350 styles and designs, in our locations in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany. Applications include throttle linkages, push-pull cables, throttle cables, clutch cables, control cables, draglinks, tie rods, gas spring ends, and more. Material available include plated steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Thread types include inch (imperial) and metric. Standards include SAE J490 Type G Style 2, and DIN 71802.

BUILD YOUR OWN PUSH-PULL CABLES

Mar 12, 2012: Midwest Control Products Corp now offers a turnkey system so that you can build your own custom heavy duty push pull cables. Our system, including all machines and tooling, costs approximately $6,500, making it the most cost effective push-pull cable building system in the market. For an additional $2,500, you can expand the system to also build custom hydraulic hose assemblies. Our cable building system allows you to build a custom push pull cable from scratch from start to finish in less than 15 minutes, giving you the ability to service walk-in customers. Our system can also be used to competitively build cables for higher volume users. Typical applications include control cables, push-pull cables, throttle cables, etc. When combined with our ball joint, clevis and spherical rod end offerings, this franchise opportunity is a great value.

GERMAN WAREHOUSE

Feb 10, 2012: Wir freuen uns über die Eröffnung unseres neuen Lagers in Elztal-Dallau, Deutschland. Darüber hinaus bieten wir Ihnen nicht nur unser metrischen und inch Kugelgelenke, GabelKöpfe, Federklappbozen und Winkelgelenke an sondern stellen auch Zug- und Druckkabel in Elztal-Dallau her.

GERMAN WAREHOUSE

Feb 2, 2012: We are pleased to announce that in just a few days we will be offering hundreds of different parts via our new German Warehouse in Elztal-Dallau, Germany. In addition to offering our metric and inch (imperial) ball joints, clevises, clevis spring pins and spherical rod ends, we will also be manufacturing push-pull cables in Elztal-Dallau.

9,200 Customers

Dec 27, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we are now serving over 9,200 customers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dec 22, 2011:  As we prepare for our Christmas celebration, it is a great time to reflect on 2011. It has been a blessed year for us. We now serve over 9,000 customers with 10,000 standard and 10,000 custom part numbers. We have broken multiple sales records this year, including each of the last two weeks, and continue to develop new customer relationships, while strengthening relationships with our existing customers. We are expanding our global reach with a new office in Germany, and continue to build our domestic manufacturing strengths with many new machines in our factory. Yet, like so many of our customers, we are concerned about the rampant uncertainty in the various industries we serve; our customers are either low on work, or they are booming and can't find employees to hire. We see mixed signals in the commodity markets about the future direction of pricing, and we are concerned that Europe's debt concerns are a foreshadowing of what our country will face in a few short years.  So amongst so many mixed and conflicting signals, our plan for 2012 is to keep focusing on the basics: providing value for our customers, developing our employees and supply base, and serving our local community. Whether you are a customer, or someone just browsing our website, we want to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas, and great health in 2012.

Spherical Rod End (Heim Joint) Accessories

Dec 2, 2011: A few weeks ago we found ourselves in the exciting position of discussing our spherical rod end (heim joint) product line with our new German business partner (we're opening a branch in Germany in the next few weeks - an announcement with specifics is pending) and found ourselves discovering 'anew' just how many spherical rod end (heim joints) and accessories we now offer. Although we have been manufacturing spherical rod end bearings (heim joints) for 20 years (and importing for 7 years), in having to explain to someone new to our product line its evolution, it jumped out at us how quickly and broadly it had developed. Here are some highlights...

(1) Rod End Studs: We have been offering studded rod ends since day one, but the self-installable Scotty Bolt (TM) rod end stud are still relatively new and came about from a desire to give customers a rod end stud that they could install and thus would NOT have to stock both studded and non-studded rod ends (they could just have some of the self-installable studs available).  

(2) Thread Bungs: The weldable thread bungs came about because we had a few customers ask us about them. It is now a major product line for us. Our WTF series comes in 144 different sizes to fit a variety of threads and tubes. These chrome moly thread bungs are also available in kit form with our spherical rod ends (heim joints).

(3) Rubber Boots: Our family of rubber boots for spherical rod ends (heim joints) has exploded with the RS (face seal) style, the RB series (high misalignment boots), the RFS series (studded female boots) and the RMS (studded male boots). 

(4) Spacers/Heim Joint Washers: Our MCW series of spacers have been a very popular accessory with our spherical rod end bearings.

(5) Bung Adjuster Nuts: Our BAN series of parts allows the user to adjust a male spherical rod end AFTER its assembled.

(6) Ladder Bar Adjusters. Our LBA series provides a nice extension for spherical rod ends.

(7) Spherical Rod End (Heim Joint) Misalignment Inserts: This family includes zinc plated (HMBZC), stainless (HMBSS) and aluminum (HMBAL) options for high misalignment inserts. The high misalignment inserts are design to fit into the i.d. of the spherical rod end bearing (heim joint) - 2 per rod end.

(8) Assortment Kits: Our spherical rod end assortment kit line up includes metric assortment kits, industrial inch assortment kits, chrome moly rod end and thread bung kits, speed shop chrome moly product kits, super-flex spherical rod end kits (includes nuts, connecting tubes, etc), and then our crazy monster kits - by far the BEST VALUE rod end deal ANYWHERE.

(9) Connecting Tubes: Our plated hex steel (HBT) and aluminum hex steel (AHT) tubes provide an economical means of creating a linkage.


1.50" x 1.50" CHROME MOLY

Nov 8, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our left hand 1.50" chrome moly rod end, MXML-24, is now available.

RUBBER BOOT FOR MALE ROD ENDS

Oct 29, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our new RMS series of rubber boots are now available. The RMS series fits studded male rod ends. 

NEW: PLASTIC BALL JOINTS

Oct 7, 2011: We are pleased to announce the introduction of our PHB series of plastic ball joints. This metric series of ball joints features of molded plastic housing and ball stud. Thread sizes now available: M5 x 0.80, M6 x 1.00, M8 x 1.25, and M10 x 1.50.

NEW: PLASTIC CLEVISES

Oct 5, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering molded plastic clevises and clevis spring pins.  For plastic clevises with inch threads, refer to our BTCP series of clevises.  For plastic clevises with metric threads, refer to our MTCP series. We are also offering plastic clevis spring pins (our new SPP series) to go with the MTCP clevises.

8,600 Customers


Sep 19, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we are now serving over 8,600 customers

RECESSION PROJECTION

Aug 29, 2011: I read over the weekend that the last recession lasted from Jan 2008 until Jun 2009. At Midwest Control Products, we experienced the recession from Nov 2009 until Mar 12, 2010 - about a 9 month lag. On Mar 15, 2010, 3 days after we noticed our customers were increasing volumes, a team of us met to determine how many people we would need to hire if our business expanded 20%, 30% or 40% in 2010.  We grew 45% in 2010. In March 2011, we had a similar meeting, trying to determine how many people we would need to add based on our customer projections of 20% growth in 2012 (we'll grow 28% in 2011). Since that meeting, we have been finding it increasingly difficult to find people. We have increased our employment 31% since the last recession (during which we had no layoffs) even though we have been seeing all the signs since Feb 2011 that our collective industries were nearing their peak. Why do I say that? Because we believe labor shortages, parts shortages, lengthening lead times and material inflation are all signs of a sector approaching it's short term peak output. Being a supply sider, I also tend to think that bust follows boom, and recessions follow inflationary bubbles.  When the market tanked 3 weeks ago, we had another meeting. This time the focus was on a different question: do we continue with our plan to increase staff levels by 13% in preparation for 2012 if the market drops 15%? 25%? 40?  The answer we came up with was this: if the total stock market correction was less than 15%, we would continue with our hiring plans. If the market drops 25%, we would give it serious consideration. If the market dropped 40%, we would probably cancel all hiring plans. Why? The market itself doesn't effect our business, but the stock market is a good indicator of what's coming; it is the collective output of all industries.  What we have taken away from all of this is that we believe our business will begin to see the effects of a recession beginning April 2012, about a 9 month lag from when the double dip will have officially begun, Jun 2011.

NEW CLEVIS SPRING PINS

Jul 20, 2011: We are pleased to announce a number of new clevis spring pins are now available with zinc clear hex free (ROHS compliant) plated finishes. The spring pins: SP6ML-ZCHF (6 x 24), SP12ML-ZCHF (12 x 48),  SP14MS-ZCHF (14 x 28),  SP16MS-ZCHF (16 x 32), and  SP20MS-ZCHF (10 x 20). MCP offers a total of 55 different clevis spring pin options for inch (imperial) clevises, and DIN metric clevises in plated steel (zinc yellow, zinc clear, or zinc clear hex free), and stainless steel.

OVER 8,300 CUSTOMERS

Jul 18, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we are now serving over 8,300 customers!

5/8" Rod End Bolt Now Available

Jun 23, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our SB625 Scotty Bolt (TM) is now available.  The SB625 is a rod end stud that is installable by the user (fits 5/8" spherical rod ends). Take advantage of this neat product to increase your inventory flexibility!

TS16949 and EMS14001 REGISTRATION

Jun 8, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we have received TS16949 and EMS14001 registration with AQA International of Columbia, SC. Our TS16949 scope is for tubular products with a specific customer (narrow scope). The EMS14001 environmental rating is for our Industrial Park factory in Bushnell, IL. Activities in this factory include: powder painting, zinc plating, tube fabrication (shearing, sawing, cnc bending, manual welding, robotic welding, threading, drilling, rotary swaging, thread cutting, thread rolling, drilling, drilling & tapping internal threads), pressing of bearings into welded control and shift levers, light linkage assembly, large linkage kits/modules assembly, storage and warehousing of over 3,000,000 ball joints, clevises, and spherical rod end bearings.

THE JOBLESS RECOVERY

Jun 6, 2011: With our broad customer based (over 8,300 now), we get exposed to a multitude of industries. While some of our customers' sectors are still waiting for the 'recovery' to lift their business levels, other customers, specifically those in the agricultural and construction equipment industry are very busy. All of them are facing twin challenges this year: outrageous inflation and a shortage of qualified, available employees. I agree with the common assessment of the challenges, but inflation and a labor shortage are typical of what employers see at the end of an economic cycle, not at the beginning. Even though unemployment is high and manufacturers are hiring, unemployment is not falling, and employers are struggling to find people worth employing. This contradiction is further compounded by rampant inflation. Possible answers to this strange contradiction could include the following: (1) we are actually beginning to slip into recession, or (2) the devaluation of our currency and both new and threatened regulations and benefit costs (ie: health care) are producing a non-typical cross-current in our economy whereby we have little net job creation, high unemployment, and almost uncontrolled inflation. While there seems to be little evidence of this in the media, it's all too apparent in commodities, grocery stores, and gasoline stations.  I'd be more at ease with everything if the Fed started raising interest rates - that would at least send the signal that the government wants to control inflation and strengthen the currency. 

1/2 RUBBER BOOT

May 4, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our RB-8 boot is now available. The RB-8 is designed to fit with 1/2" male rod ends, that are in turn fitted with high misalignment inserts.

OVER 8,100 CUSTOMERS

Apr 19, 2011: Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 8,100 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends (heim joints), wireforms, tube fabrications, upset forgings, linkage assemblies, hydraulic hoses, hydraulic adapters and welded fabrications. We are also serving thousands of other customers via our distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Columbia, Canada and Australia. We thank each of you for the business with which you have entrusted us!

NEW PARTS...

Apr 8, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our 2800-ZCHF hex free 10-32 RH yoke (clevis) is now available. We also have introduced three new rubber boots (gaitors) for female studded spherical rod ends (heim joints). The new boot sizes: RFS-3 (for 10-32 female studded rod ends), RFS-4 (for 1/4-28 female studded rod ends), RFS-5 (5/16-24 female studded rod ends).

WATCH US BUILDING CABLES!

Mar 15, 2011: We added a video to our website today showing our crew building a T-handle heavy duty push-pull cable. It only takes 78 seconds to watch.  Check it out at http://www.midwestcontrol.com/videos.php.

Customer Installable Bolts for 3/8" Rod Ends

Mar 1, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our SB375 Scotty Bolt (TM) is now available. This unique rod end stud can be installed by the customer. 

'SPECIALS' DISCOUNT

Feb 28, 2011: If you haven't yet checked out our specials link, you are missing out on some incredible deals.  In early February, we decided to give a new emphasis to making our Specials page a place where our customers could find INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS on products. Discounts range anywhere from 50% to 90% off normal pricing.   Why? One of our folks went to a 'specials' page for a major fishing tackle company and came back and said that link didn't really offer him any specials - let's make sure Midwest Control's does!

CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR

Feb 17, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we now have a shipping point in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada for internet orders. Our Canadian customers now have the choice of a FOB point in Maple Ridge, BC for many of our ball joints, spherical rod ends (heim joints, rose joints), thread bungs, clevises, and much, much more!

5/8" CHROME MOLY LADDER BAR now available

Feb 16, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our LBAX-10, a 5/8" chrome moly ladder bar adjuster, is now available!

Visit us at ConExpo March 22-26, 2011

Feb 14, 2011: Midwest Control Products Corp will be exhibiting at ConExpo on March 22-26, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.  Our booth, number 15054, is located on the 2nd floor in the South Hall. Stop by to see us! We will have hydraulic hoses, hydraulic adapters, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, fabricated levers, tubular fabrications, headed rods, and much, much more in our booth. We will also be available to discuss our plans to introduce an economical Cable & Hose Assembly (manufacturing) system later this year.

1/2" x 3/8" ROD ENDS

Feb 9, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we have added two new steel raced spherical rod ends (heim joints/rose joints) to our product offerings. Our MSM-8-6-ZC, plated zinc clear, features a 1/2-20 RH thread with a 3/8" ball i.d.  Our MSML-8-6-ZC, plated zinc clear, features a 1/2-20 LH thread with a 3/8" ball i.d. These rod ends are priced aggressively: 10 @ $3.83 each, 100 @ $2.59 each. With the addition of these two spherical rod end bearings, we now stock 771 different spherical rod end bearings! Other options include materials (steel, stainless steel, aluminum, 4130 chrome moly, 4340 chrome moly), metric and inch thread sizes, bearing races (steel-on-steel, traditional nylon, slotted nylon, PTFE, and bronze), grease zerk options, mounting stud options, thread bungs, rubber face seals, full enclosure rubber boots, multiple connecting linkage rods and tubes, misalignment inserts, mounting fasteners (bolts, nuts, washers), bung adjuster nuts, assortment kits, and much, much, more.

BULK CLEVIS PINS

Jan 26, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we now offer bulk clevis pins in inch (imperial) and metric sizes. The clevis pins with new bulk pricing (2500, 5000, 10000 and 25000 piece brackets) include the following: 5mm CPGM5 (groove), 5mm CPM56mm CPGM6 (grooved), 1/4" CPC2801,  1/4" CPC2801-ZC, 5/16" CPC2802,  8mm CPGM8 (grooved), 8mm CPM8, 3/8" CPC2803,   3/8" CPG375 (grooved), 10mm CPM1012mm CPGM12 (grooved), 1/2" CPC2806, and 5/8" CPC2807.

MCP offers a total of 77 different inch (imperial) and metric clevis pins in plated steel and stainless steel with configurations for both clevis pins (drilled) and bayonet clips (grooved). We also offer 50 different clevis spring pin designs in inch (imperial) and metric sizes in both plated steel and stainless steel.

Our clevis pin family compliments our even larger clevis and yoke product family which now consists of 397 different clevis and yoke designs including USA style forged yokes, UK imperial clevises, inch aluminum clevises, DIN metric European designs, DIN metric European stainless designs, DIN metric European aluminum designs, and USA style stainless forged yokes.

JAM & HEX NUT - LARGER PRICE BRACKETS

Jan 26, 2011: We are pleased to announce that we now offer pricing for larger quantity buys of jam and hex nuts. The following nuts are now available in quantities of 2500, 5000, 10000 and 25000: M6 x 1.00 Jam, Plated Zinc Clear,  1/4-28 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow, 5/6-24 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow3/8-24 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow, 3/8-24 LH Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow, 7/16-20 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow,  1/2-20 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow, 1/2-20 Full, Plated Zinc Yellow5/8-18 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow, and 3/4-16 Jam, Plated Zinc Yellow.

We now offer over 128 different jam and hex nuts in various sizes, threads, materials and finishes.

1.25" x 9/16" CHROME MOLY

Jan 24, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our MXMXT-20-9 spherical rod end (heim joint) is now available. This chrome moly rod end features an 1.25"-12 RH thread, a long stem, and a 9/16" ball i.d.. The ball itself is 2.625" wide!  Direct weblink: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4210.

OVER 7,900 CUSTOMERS!

Jan 24, 2011: Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,900 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends (heim joints), wireforms, tube fabrications, upset forgings, linkage assemblies, hydraulic hoses, hydraulic adapters and welded fabrications.    We are also serving thousands of other customers via our distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Columbia, and Australia (and soon-to-be-announced... Canada!).  We thank each of you for the business with which you have entrusted us!

5/16" Aluminum Ball Joint

Jan 19, 2011: We are pleased to announce that our ESA312 ball joint is now available. This aluminum ball joint has a 5/16-24 ball stud and 5/16-24 housing, and is fitted with a rubber boot.  Direct weblink: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4452.  Midwest Control Products now offers over 319 different ball joint designs, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, metric and inch (imperial) configurations.

10x20 Zinc Clear Hex Free Clevis Pin

1/3/2011: We are pleased to announce that our SP10MS-ZCHF is now available. This clevis spring pin has a zinc clear hex free (ROHS compliant) plating and fits our MTC-10S, MTC-10S-ZC and MTC-10S-ZCHF clevises. Direct weblink: https://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10756

NUT SELECTION EXPANDED

Dec 21, 2010: We are pleased to announce the addition of many new nut sizes including: M16 x 2.00 RH Plain Jam Nuts, M10 x 1.50 RH Zinc Clear Lock Nuts, 1/2-20 RH Zinc Yellow Hex Nuts, 5/8-18 RH Zinc Yellow Full Nuts, M8 x 1.25 RH Zinc Clear Hex Nuts, M10 x 1.50 LH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, 5/8-18 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, 5/8-18 RH Grade 8 Plain Hex Nuts, 7/16-20 RH Hex Plain Nuts, M12 x 1.25 RH Zinc Yellow Jam Nuts, 10-32 LH Zinc Yellow Jam Nuts, M10 x 1.50 RH Plain Weld Nuts, 7/16-20 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, 1 - 14 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts, and 7/8-18 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts.

OVER 7,700 CUSTOMERS!

Dec 15, 2010: Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,700 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, wireforms, tube fabrications, linkage assemblies, hydraulic hoses, hydraulic adapters and welded fabrications. We also are serving thousands of other customers indirectly via our exclusive distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Australia, and through hundreds of regional distributors. We thank EACH of you for your continued support!


High Misalignment Rod End Boots

Dec 15, 2010: We are pleased to announce that the first of our RB series high misalignment rod end boots is now available, the RB-10 for 5/8" male rod ends (link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10710). This boot will fit male rod ends that have high misalignment inserts in them (such as the HMBZC-10-8 with the MXM-10 rod end), or rod ends with the high misalignment 'trunion' style ball such as our MXTT-10 (link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4063).

M16 x 2.00 STUDDED Female Rod End Now Available

Dec 3, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our DWTF-16S female, studded DIN metric, teflon raced spherical rod end is now available. Direct weblink: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10701.

DOUBLE DIP?

Nov 29, 2010: As we approach the end of 2010, we're wondering what 2011 holds for the various industries we serve. Our 2010 (ending Dec 31st) sales will close out with a 45% increase over 2009. However, between the currency market uncertainties, and state, federal and national debts, we're sensing mixed forecasts from our customer base. Our largest customers seem to be the most optimistic. Our smaller customers tend to be far less optimistic depending on their region and their marketplace. We're planning on growth in 2011, but more from increased market share than from customers increasing schedules. We still see too many of our customers with activity levels 30%, 40% and even 60% down from 2008 on a part-to-part comparison. Even so, we continue to operate with no debt, monthly profits, and heavy investment in energy savings, new inventory, new equipment, and new product lines. If you have a question about what we're seeing in your specific industry, drop me an email at mcr ("@" symbol) midwestcontrol (".com") (sorry, trying to avoid the spammers). I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas and holiday season - Mark Rauschert.

OVER 7,500 CUSTOMERS!

Nov 15, 2010: Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,500 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, wireforms, tube fabrications, linkage assemblies and welded fabrications. We also are serving thousands of other customers indirectly via our exclusive distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Australia, and through hundreds of regional distributors. We thank EACH of you for your continued support!

M5 x M6 Female Rod Ends with STUDS

Oct 27, 2010: We are pleased to announce the introduction of our DWTF-5S (M5 x 0.80 RH) and DWTF-6S (M6 x 1.00 RH) spherical rod end bearings (heim joints/rose joints). These rod ends feature a teflon bearing race with the additional feature of a rod end stud staked by us into the ball i.d. Increases misalignment and reduces the need for a mounting bolt (ie: it's integral).

1 - 14 LH Jam Nut Now Available

Oct 20, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we now offer 1-14 LH jam nuts, plated zinc clear.

4340 Chrome Moly 5/8-18 Rod Ends Now Available

Oct 18, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our HSR-10 and HSRL-10 rod ends are now available. These 5/8 x 5/8 rod ends feature a 4340 chrome moly steel and an ultimate radial static load rating of 23,950 lbs. These are our strongest 5/8" rod ends yet!

1.50" x 1.50" Monster Rod End

Oct 4, 2010: MCP is pleased to offer 1.50" - 12 RH Alloy Steel monster Spherical Rod End (Heim Joints). Our MXM-24 is priced at 4 pieces for $32.97 each. These rod ends have a 79,000 pound ultimate radial static load rating.

1 - 12 RH Jam Nut Now Available

Sep 29, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we have added 1 - 12 RH Zinc Clear Jam Nuts to our fasteners offering. Direct weblink: https://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10657.

OVER 7,000 CUSTOMERS!

Sep 27, 2010: Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 7,000 customers worldwide with ball joints, clevises, push-pull cables, spherical rod ends, wireforms, tube fabrications, linkage assemblies and welded fabrications. We also are serving thousands of other customers indirectly via our exclusive distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Australia, and through hundreds of regional distributors. We thank EACH of you for your continued support!

TURBO SEARCH is back!

Sep 20, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we have reinstated Turbo Search based on your feedback! Use Turbo Search to search by 1 to 3 variables: product family, material and thread size. You can access Turbo Search from the side navigational menu to search for spherical rod ends (heim joints), ball joints, hydraulic hoses, push-pull cables, etc.

M10 x 1.25 RH CHROME MOLY SPHERICAL ROD END

Sep 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our DXTM-10-F is now available. This series features a male M10 x 1.25 RH thread, a chrome moly housing, and a slotted nylon race. Direct weblink: www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10650.

7/8-14 LEFT HAND JAM NUT NOW AVAILABLE

Sep 8, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we now have 7/8-14 LH jam nuts, plated zinc clear, available. Our direct web link is www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=10636.

RUBBER BOOT for Studded 5/16 Female Rod End Now Available

Sep 7, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our RFS-5 is now available. The RFS-5 is a molded rubber boot (gaitor) that fits studded female spherical rod ends. Direct web link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4088

NEW WEBSITE

Aug 18, 2010: We are pleased with the feedback we are receiving on our website and encourage you to keep giving it! We will be adopting almost all of the suggestions we have heard within the next few days.

CHROME MOLY ROD END STARTER KIT

Aug 14, 2010: We are very pleased to introduce our Chrome Moly MXM Starter Kits. These kits are designed to provide resellers, OEM's and installers incredible value and selection of the most popular chrome moly rod ends with quantities and ratios amongst rod ends reflective of typical customer demand. Here are some more details:

MXMSK-1 Kit (thread sizes of 1/4" thru 3/4" chrome moly). Includes the following:
(4) 1/4-28 RH x 1/4
(6) 5/16-24 RH x 5/16
(8) 3/8-24 RH x 3/8
(4) 3/4-24 LH x 3/8
(4) 7/16-20 RH x 7/16
(2) 7/16-20 LH x 7/16
(12) 1/2-20 RH x 1/2
(8) 1/2-20 RH x 1/2
(8) 5/8-18 RH x 5/8
(4) 5/8-18 LH x 5/8
(4) 5/8-18 RH x 1/2
(2) 5/8-18 LH x 1/2
(2) 3/4-16 RH x 5/8
(2) 3/4-16 LH x 5/8
(12) 3/4-16 RH x 3/4
(10) 3/4-16 LH x 3/4

MXMSK-2 Kit (thread sizes of 7/8" thru 1-1/4" chrome moly). Includes the following:
(4) 7/8-14 RH x 7/8
(2) 7/8-14 LH x 7/8
(16) 7/8-14 RH x 3/4
(8) 7/8-14 LH x 3/4
(4) 1-12 RH x 1
(2) 1-12 LH x 1
(4) 1-14 RH x 1
(2) 1-14 LH x 1
(2) 1-12 RH x 3/4
(2) 1-12 LH x 3/4
(4) 1.25-12 RH x 1.25
(2) 1.25-12 LH x 1.25
(16) 1.25-12 RH x 1
(10) 1.25-12 LH x 1

CHROME MOLY MONSTER ASSORTMENT KIT - SMFK Series

Aug 14, 2010: This is an AMAZING VALUE kit. Featuring our MXM series of chrome moly rod ends, this kit is designed to provide incredible flexibility and value to serious end users, installers and resellers. This kit is available in three thread sizes: 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4". Each kit includes the following:

SMFK-500-1 Kit (1/2-20 threads): (10) 3" tubes, (10) 4" tubes, (10) 5" tubes, (2) 6" tubes, (2) 7" tubes, (2) 8" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (36) RH rod ends, (36) LH rod ends, (150) rod end seals/boots, (50) rod end washers, (50) high misalignment inserts, (50) LH nuts, (50) RH nuts.

SMFK-625-1 Kit (5/8-18 threads): (6) 4" tubes, (6) 5" tubes, (6) 6" tubes, (2) 7" tubes, (2) 8" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (16) 5/8 x 5/8 RH rod ends, (16) 5/8 x 5/8 LH rod ends), (8) 5/8 x 1/2 RH rod ends, (8) 5/8 x 1/2 LH rod ends, (100) rod end seals/boots, (30) rod end washers, (50) high misalignment inserts, (50) RH jam nuts, (50) LH jam nuts.

SMFK-750-1 Kit (3/4-16 threads): (4) 4" tubes, (4) 6" tubes, (4) 7" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (2) 13" tubes, (2) 16" tubes, (16) 3/4 x 3/4 RH rod ends, (16) 3/4 x 3/4 LH rod ends, (4) 3/4 x 5/8 RH rod ends, (4) 3/4 x LH rod ends, (64) rod end seals, (32) rod end washers, (12) 3/4 x 5/8 high misalignment inserts, (6) 3/4 x 1/2 high misalignment inserts, (25) RH jam nuts, (25) LH jam nuts.

ROD END ASSORTMENT KITS now available

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce the introduction of numerous GREAT VALUE spherical rod end kits. Here are a few highlights:

MXM Kits: 24 different kits containing: (2) MXM/MXML Rod Ends (LH/RH), (2) Thread Bungs (LH/RH), (2) Nuts (LH/RH)

MSF Kits: 2 different kits. The 'Small Threads' kit contains 15.2 pounds of female inch rod ends with thread sizes between 3/16" and 7/16". The 'Large Threads' kit contains 11.3 pounds of female inch rod ends with thread sizes between 5/8" and 3/4".

DWTF Kit: Our 'Female Metric Assortment' kit contains 17.2 pounds of female rod ends with thread sizes between M5 and M16.

SHK Kits: 171 different kits! This series includes 171 different lengths and rod end styles. The kit features (1) hex connecting tube, (1) LH spherical rod end, (1) RH spherical rod end, (1) LH jam nut and (1) RH jam nut. Great kit for OEM's, prototypes, jobbers, installers, resellers, end-users and hobbyists. Bearing Race styles and options change as the thread sizes get larger to reflect typical rod end linkage usages. For example, the 3/16" linkage sizes offer steel raced and bronze raced rod ends, where as the 3/4" thread sizes focus more on chrome moly rod ends with slotted races. GREAT VALUE kit.

SSHK Kits: 109 different kits! This series is identical to the SHK Kits except the SSHK Kits INCLUDE STUDS FITTED TO THE SPHERICAL ROD END BALLS.

SFK Kits: This series, called our Spherical rod End FLEX Assortment Kit, offers 35 different sizes. The 'FLEX' refers to the flexibility this kit provides. Each kit contains (1) connecting tube, (1) LH chrome moly rod end, (1) RH chrome moly rod end, (1) LH nut, (1) RH nut, (4) rod end face seals, (4) high misalignment inserts, and (4) rod end washers. While you'll always have a few components leftover, this kit provides GREAT VALUE and GREAT FLEXIBILITY. Great for installers, OEM's, resellers, hobbyists and end-users.

HARDENED STEEL RACE ROD ENDS now available

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering hardened steel raced rod ends in both male (MEM series) and female (MEF series) thread sizes. Typical parts include MEM-8-6 and MEF-6-ZCHF.

KNOBS now available

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering shift knobs and cable knobs. Typical part numbers include KBK-500F-1, RBK-750-1, KSTP-187, KPT-375, and KRT-187.

JAM NUT ASSORTMENT KITS now available - GREAT VALUE

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce we are now offering a number of different jam nut assortment kits. Our 'Stainless Nuts 3/16 - 5/8' kit includes 3.6 pounds of stainless jam nuts in the 10-32 thru 5/8-18 sizes. Our 'Large Nuts 3/4 - 1.50' kit includes 12.6 pounds of 3/4 thru 1.5" zinc plated steel jam nuts. Our 'Small Nuts 3/16 - 5/8' kit includes 3.6 pounds of 10-32 thru 5/8" zinc plated steel jam nuts. Our 'Metric Nuts M4 - M22' kit includes 4 pounds of M4 thru M22 zinc plated steel jam nuts. All of these kits provide great value whether you are an OEM, a distributor, a jobber, a retailer, a hobbyist or an end user.

SPACERS & METAL BUSHINGS now available

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering various sizes of spacers and metal bushings. Typical part numbers include SSB-9151 and SSB-8022.

SLEEVE BEARINGS (BUSHINGS) now available

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering 14 styles and sizes of bronze bushings. We use many of these items in our in-house production of bearings, shift levers, and bell cranks and are now making them available at reasonable prices to our customers. Typical part numbers would include BFL-10-0.500, BFL-12-0.338, and BFL-12-0.417.

CLEVIS PIN ASSORTMENT KITS now available

Aug 14, 2010: we are pleased to now offer assortment kits of clevis pins and cotters pins in both inch and metric configurations. Our 'Inch Pins & Clips Kit' contains 12.2 pounds of inch clevis pins (with cross hole), grooved pins, cotter pins, and clips for the grooved pins. Our 'Metric Pins Kit' includes 9.1 pounds of metric clevis pins (with cross hole), grooved pins and clips for the grooved pins (no cotters provided in this kit). Our 'Inch Pins & Cotters Kit' includes 6.7 pounds of inch clevis pins (with cross hole) and cotter pins. Great Value for OEM's, resellers, hobbyists, etc.

MALE & FEMALE BLANK FORGED YOKE ENDS

May 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering blank, bulk forged yoke ends. Check out our male series (FBYM) and female series (FBYF) for those applications where you just can't seem to find the thread and pin hole configuration that you need.

ASSORTMENT KIT FOR COMMON CABLE LINKAGE ENDS

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce we are now offering assortment kits that contain the most common ball joints and clevises used on inch thread cables. Our Cable Linkage Ends kit includes 101 pieces of 16 different ball joints and clevises. The quantities of each are based on our 40 years of experience of supplying the cable industry and represent the BEST VALUE for cable assemblers.

TURN-TO-LOCK & NON-LOCKING CABLES now available

Aug 14, 2010: we are pleased to announce that our website now offers various styles and lengths of our standard turn-to-lock cables. Check out our CBL-TTL-BW-30, CBL-NL-GV-40, CBL-NL-BH-40, CBL-NL-GV-30, CBL-NL-BW-30, and CBL-NL-BH-30 series of standard cables.

CABLE KITS NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering complete kits for building push-pull cables in both inch and metric thread sizes. For example, Our 30-020A kit includes everything (but tooling & equipment) needed to build one 20' 10-32 cable. Our 30-250A kit includes everything (but tooling & equipment) to build thirty-one eight foot cables! As an example, the 30-250A kit includes 270' of core, 240' of conduit, 65 boots & seals, 10 grooved conduit end fittings, 52 bulkhead conduit end fittings, 250 bulkhead nuts, 250 bulkhead washers, 75 jam nuts, 20 pieces of 2" end rods, 26 pieces of 3" end rods, 24 pieces of 4" end rods, 20 pieces of 2" travel tubes, 26 pieces of 3" travel tubes, 24 pieces of 4" travel tubes, and 75 thread protectors. This kit does NOT include assembly instructions, machines, or dies and is NOT for end-users; it is strictly for cable assemblers already skilled in the art of cable manufacturing. This is a GREAT value and gives cable assemblers the flexibility to meet customer needs with MINIMAL inventory.

CABLE CORE & CONDUIT NOW AVAILABLE IN BULK

Aug 14, 2010: we are pleased to announce that our website now offers bulk cable core and cable conduit for building push-pull cables. Other components used by cable assemblers for the building of push-pull cables are also available including end rods, guide tubes, conduit end fittings, thread protectors, and more! Contact us directly regarding machinery and tools required to build push-pull cables.

NEW WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 14, 2010: Our new website is now available. Although we received endless compliments on our old website design, we felt it was time to update our website to take advantage of the latest web trends and features, and to accommodate our expanding product line. Our new website offers 611 part families consisting of over 10,500 standard designs (4,000 items on our old website) and endless custom design opportunities. Major new product introductions include hydraulic adapters, multiple linkage kit options, and most exciting, our new Midwest Control Products Corp brand hydraulic hose.

HYDRAULIC HOSE ASSEMBLIES - now available

Aug 14, 2010: We are pleased to announce the introduction of our own brand of hydraulic hose assemblies. Within our website you can spec out over 1200 different lengths and styles of complete hydraulic hoses. Although the website does not yet offer custom hose assemblies, you can order custom hose assemblies by contacting us directly. Standard hose styles available on our website include JIC, NPSM, NPTF, OFS, and ORB, in sizes 1/4" thru 1", in lengths from 6" thru 144". There may be a design that you can't find on our website, but we doubt it!

NEW WEBSITE PENDING

Aug 9, 2010: We are pleased to report that our new website is almost completed. We are currently testing it and hope to implement it soon. The new website retains all the great features of our current site, improves other features, and adds in more powerful search and scrolling options.

10 x 20 HEX FREE CLEVIS

May 25, 2010: Our MTC-10S-LH-ZCHF, a 10 x 20 M10 LH zinc clear hex free (ROHS) clevis, is now available.

LEFT HAND QUICK DISCONNECT BALL JOINT NOW AVAILABLE IN 10-32

Mar 31, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our QDL187 ball joint is now available. The QDL187 features a quick disconnect feature AND a left hand thread on the housing (ball stud is still right hand). While left hand thread configurations are very popular with most of our linkage ends, this is the first time we've offered this in the quick disconnect family of ball joints.

5/16-24 LEFT HAND FEMALE CHROME MOLY

Mar 29, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our MXFL-5 is now available. The MXFL-5 is a 5/16-24 LH female, slotted nylon race, chrome moly housing spherical rod end.

MAJOR NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

Mar 8, 2010: MCP is pleased to announce that we will be introducing a full line of hydraulic hose assemblies, adapters and fittings by August 2010. After considering a number of different options as to what our next product expansion should be, we decided that custom hydraulic hoses, and standard adaptors and fittings would best compliment our current products and customer base. We will make more information available as we get closer to the introduction date.

NEW WEBSITE DESIGN

Mar 6, 2010: As an FYI to our customers, we will be changing the look and content of our website sometime in June or July. The new website will expand on our easy-to-navigate system, and will allow us to better introduce new products.

HEX FREE 1/4-28 YOKE NOW AVAILABLE

Feb 25, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our 280180-ZCHF 1/4-28 RH x 1/4 female forged yoke end, plated zinc clear hex free (ROHS compliant), is now available.

1/4" CHROME MOLY FEMALE

Feb 15, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our MXF-4, a 1/4-28 RH female chrome moly spherical rod end, is now available and in stock!

FEMALE 5/8-18 ROD END WITH ZERK now available

Feb 8, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our 5/8-18 RH female spherical rod end with a grease zerk (part# MSF-10Z) is now available.

NEW PRODUCTS AVAILABLE

Feb 2, 2010: We are pleased to announce that the following new products are now in stock:

(1) MCR-8, a 1/2-20 multicarburetor rod end. This unique rod end has two female threads attached to it (double housing).

(2) BANL-16-12, a 1-12 LH Bung Adjuster Nut (adjust male rod ends after they are assembled.

(3) MXFX-10, a 5/8-18 RH extra long housing female chrome moly spherical rod end, bright polished chrome, slotted nylon race.

(4) MXFX-12, a 3/4-16 RH extra long housing female chrome moly spherical rod end, bright polished chrome, slotted nylon race.

(5) CTF-5-2C, a 5/16-24 RH female rod end, teflon race, and an extra bright polished chrome housing - our best chrome finish yet.

ROD END SEALS - MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION

Jan 15, 2010: We are pleased to announce a major price reduction on our RS series of rod end seals. Typical part numbers: RS375 (3/8"), RS500 (1/2"), RS625 (5/8"), RS750 (3/4").

M12 x 1.75 RH MALE ROD END

Jan 5, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our ASMM-12 M12 x 1.75 RH male spherical rod end is now available.

M14 x 2.00 RH ROD END

Jan 4, 2010: We are pleased to announce that our ASMM-14 M14 x 2.00 RH male spherical rod end is now available.

PATENTED 5/16-24 SPINNING BARREL ROD END NOW AVAILABLE

Dec 17, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our MSFT-5 patented female spherical rod end is now available. This 5/16-24 RH female spherical rod end has a turnbuckle or spinning barrel that eliminates the need for left hand threads!

THE KING OF ROD ENDS - 1.75 x 1.75 Male

Dec 3, 2009: We now offer a monster 1-3/4 - 12 x 1.75 chrome moly, slotted nylon race male spherical rod end. This six pound round end is truly the 'King of Rod Ends'.

MXMXT-20-16 NOW AVAILABLE

Dec 2, 2009: Our MXMXT-20-16 is now available. This chrome moly, 1-1/4 - 12 x 1" male rod end features a 6.375" long thread, and a 3.000" wide ball! It's a true monster! You need one of these just for bragging rights!

1-14 LH x 1" CHROME MOLY MALE NOW AVAILABLE

Nov 10, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our MXML-16-F rod end is now available. The MXML-16-F features a 1-14 LH x 1.0" Male Rod End, Chrome Moly, Slotted Nylon race, with a bright chrome plated finish.

1.25-12 x 1" RH CHROME MOLY FEMALES AVAILABLE

Nov 10, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our MXF-20-16 is now available. The MXF-20-16 features a 1.25-12 RH thread, with a 1" bore, female threads, a slotted nylon race, chrome moly housing, and a bright chrome plated finish.

3/4 x 3/4 Male High Strength Stainless Rod

Oct 5, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our STMX-12 high strength 3/4" x 3/4" male stainless rod end is now available.

HIGH STRENGTH STAINLESS MALE SPHERICAL ROD ENDS

Sep 3, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our new STMX series is now available in the right hand male size (part# STMX-6). This higher strength series of stainless male rod ends is an upgrade to our popular STM series of normal strength stainless male rod ends. Other sizes are pending.

MCP on National Public Radio

Sep 1, 2009: NPR ran a 3 minute article about our efforts to keep our people employed on their program All Things Considered. To read the article and hear the story, visit http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112444125.

CHROME MOLY LADDER BAR ADJUSTERS NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 31, 2009: We are pleased to announce that the LBAX-12, a 3/4 x 3/4 chrome moly ladder bar adjuster, is now available.

CANADIAN SHIPPING POINT NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 22, 2009: Midwest Control is pleased to announce that you can now purchase products from our website for shipment from our stocking distributor in Ontario, Canada.

STAINLESS STEEL COM BEARINGS

Aug 22, 2009: We are pleased to announce that we have added stainless steel COM bearings to our offerings. COMST-10 (5/8" size), COMST-12 (3/4" size) and COMST-16 (1" size) are now in stock.

FEMALE 3/8 X 3/8 CHROME MOLY ROD END NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 20, 2009: We are pleased to announce that are female 3/8-24 RH x 3/8 bore chrome moly spherical rod ends are now in stock.

MIDWEST CONTROL IN THE HEADLINES AGAIN

Aug 11, 2009: Our garden continues to attract local media attention. This is probably the best article yet: http://www.eaglepublications.com/thisweek/1250027922_1147.pdf

60 pounds of Green Beans

Aug 10, 2009: At lunch today I had the special treat of being able to buy fresh sweet corn and green beans about 100 feet from our front office door. As some of you know, we have put in a large one acre garden this summer to help keep some of our people busy (instead of laying them off). The 'produce market' today was on the street next to our factory, so I bought sweet corn, green beans, green peppers, green onions and a yellow squash - all picked this morning from the Midwest Control 'employee garden'. The lady who was manning the stand (who is normally machining yoke ends) told me that we picked 60 pounds of green beans and a pallet load of sweet corn today. We feel fortunate that we have not put anyone on layoff in this recession. We are also enjoying the novelty of using a garden to keep our people busy and productive. What interesting times! There's a write up on this in a local newspaper. The web link: http://www.macombjournal.com/news/x1876199115/Midwest-Control-garded-in-full-bloom

10-32 ALUMINUM CLEVIS

Jul 28, 2009: MCP is pleased to announce that our new 10-32 aluminum clevis is now available. Search by part# BTCA-187S.

Television Coverage - The right thing to do.

Jun 17, 2009: We have been doing a number of interesting things during this recession to keep from laying off any of our employees. Apparently this has caught the attention of some of the regional media. Today, WQAD from Moline, IL sent a TV crew to film and interview a number of our folks regarding what some of our work-creating, anti-recession activities have been. While they were interested in our political letter writing campaign that the employees have been conducting (repeal the stimulus, cut taxes), they were most interested in our 20,000 square foot garden. When one of the TV crew asked Mark Rauschert, our President, why we're doing this, Mark responded, 'We're debt free. We've had it good for a long time. We're getting new work everyday. It is the right thing to do."

3/4 x 5/8 NARROW style Chrome Moly Rod End Added

Jun 3, 2009: MCP is pleased to announce that our narrow 3/4 x 5/8 chrome moly rod end is now available - search by MXM-12-10N.

RECESSION. RECESSION.

Apr 15, 2009: We now have over 5,500 active customers. These customers are in a variety of industries - so much so that we are able to see a good cross-section of how the recession is effecting various industries. It's safe for us to say that if you are reading this paragraph, your business is probably off between 35% and 75% this year. We too are seeing the effects of the recession on our business. However, our approach of dealing with it, instead of laying off people, is to cut as many of our non-labor overhead expenses as possible. We started this back in December and our results to date have been fantastic. We haven't let anyone go and we're still making money. Having said that, it's not been easy - we have had to become VERY creative. We've done things such as taping windows (back in January) and cleaning our own toilets. Now that the weather is warming up, we are planning on mowing our own grass. Our main factory here (located in Illinois) sits on 11 acres. We are getting ready to plant trees (manually), and believe or not, we're going to put in a victory garden to help keep our people busy. If you find all of this of interest, let us know (mcr@midwestcontrol.com), and I'll try to post updates on the new and clever things we're willing to do to keep our people employed during these crazy economic times.

RUBBER BOOTS FOR FEMALE STUDDED ROD ENDS

Apr 10, 2009: We are pleased to announce that we now have molded rubber boots to fit our female studded rod ends. Sizes in stock are the RFS-6 (fits 3/8" sizes), RFS-8 (1/2"), RFS-10 (5/8"), and RFS-12 (3/4"). Direct weblink: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/buy.php?item=5463

M14 x 1.50 RH MALE CHROME MOLY ROD END NOW AVAILABLE

Apr 2, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our DXTM-14 is now available. The DXTM-14 has M14 x 1.50 RH threads and is made from chrome moly. Direct weblink: https://www.midwestcontrol.com/buy.php?item=5455

COTTERLESS CLEVIS PINS (LOW PROFILE) NOW AVAILABLE

Mar 31, 2009: We have added a new CPT series of clevis pins that are threaded together instead of using the traditional clevis pin and cotter pin. Check out our CPT375 (3/8" size) and CPT500 (1/2" size) designs. More sizes pending.

FEMALE CHROME MOLY SPHERICAL ROD ENDS NOW AVAILABLE

Mar 30, 2009: MCP is pleased to announce that we now have female chrome moly spherical rod ends available. Our new MXF series features a chrome plated, slotted nylon, chrome moly design. Typical sizes include 1/2" (Part# MXF-8), 5/8" (MXF-10), and 3/4" (MXF-12).

OVER 5,000 CUSTOMERS!

Mar 10, 2009: Midwest Control Products Corp is pleased to announce that we are now serving over 5000 customers worldwide!

1"-14 Male Chrome Moly Rod End Now Available

Feb 26, 2009: We are pleased to announce that our new MXM-16-F rod ends are now available. This rod end features an 1"-14 RH thread.

Blog Area Now Open!

Jan 28, 2009: MCP is pleased to announce that we have added a blog to our website. You can reach the Blog by going to our home page and following the 'BLOG' link at the top of the page. We invite you to use this Blog to tell us about how you've used our products, things you'd like to see us offer, and ways you'd like to see us improve.

5/16 x 5/16 Chrome Moly Rod Ends Now Available

Jan 21, 2009: We are pleased to announced that our 5/16 x 5/16 chrome moly rod ends are now available. Check out part numbers MXM-5 and MXML-5.

METRIC CABLES now available

Oct 2, 2008: We are pleased to announce that we now have a full line of metric push-pull cables. Over 150 standard cable designs are now available as STANDARDS on our website. Choose from existing M5, M6, M8 or M10 designs, or contact us directly with your custom design. Both Bulkhead and Groove style cables are available.

SCOTTY BOLTS NOW AVAILABLE (field installable Heim Joint studs)

Sep 23, 2008: MCP is pleased to announce that our unique patent-pending rod end stud, the Scotty Bolt, is now available for the following rod ends: DWTF-5, DWTM-5, DXTM-5, ASFM-6, ASMM-6, MPM-6mm, MPF-6mm, DWTF-6, DWTM-6, and DXTM-6. This unique rod end stud allows the end user to install the rod end stud to rod ends (requires loctite) in the field. Use our turbo search feature to quickly find these - search by SBDW-5, SBAS-6, or SBDW-6.

SCOTTY BOLTS NOW AVAILABLE (field installable Heim Joint studs)

Sep 23, 2008: MCP is pleased to announce that our unique patent-pending rod end stud, the Scotty Bolt, is now available for the following rod ends: DWTF-5, DWTM-5, DXTM-5, ASFM-6, ASMM-6, MPM-6mm, MPF-6mm, DWTF-6, DWTM-6, and DXTM-6. This unique rod end stud allows the end user to install the rod end stud to rod ends (requires loctite) in the field.

ARTICULATED CLEVISES now available

Sep 18, 2008: We are pleased to announce the introduction of our articulated clevises. This design allows for a direct misalignment push-pull force in a linkage. It also allows for adjustment of the overall linkage assembly without having to disconnect the clevis pin. Check out the ATC-M6 (M6 x 1.00) design.

Washers & Bolts Now Available

Sep 15, 2008: We have added a selection of bolts and washers. You can find them quickly by using our Turbo Search feature - search by either 'bolts' or 'washers'.

MCP now on YouTube

Sep 4, 2008: Midwest Control has added a 3 minute video to YouTube. Search by "Midwest Control Products". The video shows nice shots of our company, various processes, use of our website, and gives an insight to some of our corporate philosophies.

MCP Adds UPS 2nd Day Air Shipping Option

Aug 26, 2008: MCP is pleased to announce the addition of UPS 2nd Day Air Shipping options for Internet Orders. This increases the number of shipping options available for MCP's online customers.

Midwest Control moves into LARGER UK WAREHOUSE

Aug 7, 2008: We are pleased to announce that we have moved into our new, larger UK warehouse!

ALUMINUM QUICK DISCONNECT BALL JOINTS NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 6, 2008: We are pleased to announce that we are now offering our AQD (inch) and AQDM (metric) aluminum quick disconnect ball joints. Sizes now in stock include 10-32, 1/4-28, 5/16-24, 3/8-24, M6 x 1.00, M8 x 1.25, and hybrid combinations (10-32 housing with a 1/4-28 ball stud).

20,000 Pieces of 5/8 x 5/8 Chrome Moly Rod End in Stock!

Aug 5, 2008: MCP now has 20,000 pieces of our MXM-10 rod end in stock. Online pricing for 10 pieces is $6.60 each, 25 @ $6.40 each, 50 @ $6.30, 100 @ $5.25! Take advantage of this great design: slotted nylon, heat treated 4130 chrome moly housing, bright polished chrome plating, 19751 pound ultimate radial static load.

METRIC PUSH-PULL CABLES

Jul 3, 2008: MCP is pleased to announce that we are now offering M5, M6, M8 and M10 push-pull cables in Grooved and Bulkhead configurations.

Midwest Control adds shipping point in Bogota, Colombia

Jun 23, 2008: Midwest Control is pleased to announce the addition of a shipping point in Bogota, Colombia for internet orders. Look for the addition of more global shipping points later in 2008!

LONG CHROME MOLY ROD ENDS

May 22, 2008: MCP is now offering extra long chrome moly rod ends. Our MXMX-10 is a 5/8 x 5/8 chrome moly rod end with 4.875" of thread (5.875" from ball to end of threads). Get extra adjustment! On our 3/4 x 3/4 (MXMX-12), the THREADS are 6.375" long! 3/8" and 1/2" sizes also available. Come to MCP for common, as well as special designs!

Weld-In Spherical Rod Ends (Heim Joints) - NEW PRODUCT

May 22, 2008: We are pleased to introduce a brand NEW product - weldable male spherical rod ends. This product, called our WSE series of spherical rod ends, features a male chrome moly rod end that has a necked down stem (without threads), suitable for welding. Check out the WSE-10-15: this part has a 5/8" bore and a 0.920" diameter stem.

Aluminum Ball Joints Now Available

May 15, 2008: We now offer aluminum ball joints. Check out our ESA375, a 3/8-24 90° ball joint. Light weight and competitively priced!

Stainless Steel Metric Clevises Now Available

May 8, 2008: We are now offering stainless steel metric clevises. Part numbering nomenclature for a 6 x 12 stainless clevises would be MTC-6S-SS. Large stock now available!

Cable Assembler End Rods & Tubes Now For Sale Online

Apr 30, 2008: Cable Assemblers can now purchase our cable end rods and cable tubes (subcomponents required for building cables) online - this means no minimum orders, online inventory, and fast shipping!

Thread Bung Adjuster Nuts Now Available

Apr 25, 2008: MCP is pleased to introduce it's newest product line and idea, Threaded Bung Adjuster Nuts ('BAN'). This male/female threaded fastener allows adjustment of male spherical rod ends AFTER installation. The BAN has female threads both internally and externally, and an integral nut on which the user can adjust the fastener. As soon as you see the picture for this item, you'll understand what it does and why we're so excited about it! Search by "BAN" to see this new product.

Website now in SPANISH

Apr 18, 2008: MCP's website now has Spanish translations on all product pages. Look for the language translation pull down menu to toggle between English and Spanish.

Cable Assembler Systems (Build Your Own Cables)

Apr 18, 2008: MCP is now offering turnkey programs to select companies who wish to build their own custom cables. Interested parties should send an email to Mark at mcr@midwestcontrol.com for more information.

Universal Bellcranks Now Available

Mar 11, 2008: our MBC series of Universal Bellcranks are now available. This unique product provides multiple mounting points on a standard bellcrank housing. Great product for OEM's and hobbyists! Search by part number MBC-8-345 to see this universal product.

High Misalignment Rod Ends - MXTT Series - Now Available

Mar 3, 2008: our new MXTT series high misalignment rod ends are now available. These rod ends have an extra wide ball (or trunion) integral to the rod end so that separate misalignment inserts are not required. MXTT rod ends are 4130 chrome moly, plated bright polished chrome, with a teflon bearing race.

Multi Carburetor Rod End Now Available

Feb 28, 2008: Midwest Control now offers rod ends with double ended female threads. Ideal for multi carburetor applications. This new product is worth looking at! Check our part number MCR-6.

Standard Push-Pull Cables Now Available Online

Feb 26, 2008: MCP now sells over 80 different standard cables online.

Aluminum Metric Clevises

Jan 3, 2008: MCP now offers aluminum metric clevises per DIN metric designs. Our 4 x 8 aluminum clevis part number is MTCA-4S.

Chromed Eye Rod Ends Now Available

December 5, 2007: We are now offered male chromed eye rod ends - our CRE series.

Threaded and Bent Rods

Dec 3, 2007: We are now selling standard bent and threaded rods. This new series, the PBR series, is designed to go with our HBT threaded hex bar tubes so that users can now build an adjustable linkage assembly based on bent rods.

Plastic Housing Rod Ends Now Available

Nov 26, 2007: MCP's DPF (female) and DPM (male) metric plastic-housing spherical rod ends are now available in over 16 different sizes including M6 x 1.00, M8 x 1.25, M10 x 1.50, M12 x 1.75, M16 x 2.00 and M16 x 1.50.

Turnbuckle Spherical Rod Ends Now Available in 10-32 Size

Nov 5, 2007: MCP's MSFT-3 turnbuckle spherical rod end is now available. The MSFT series of spherical rod ends feature an independent barrel which eliminates the need for left hand threads and allows easy adjustment after installation.

1.75" Rod Ends Now in Stock!

Oct 29, 2007: MCP now has MXM-28-24 male chrome moly spherical rod ends end in stock. These are 1.75"-12 RH threads with a 1.50" bore i.d.

More Zinc Clear (silver) Linkage Ends Offer

Oct 22, 2007: MCP has expanded it's offering of parts plated zinc clear (silver). Examples include ball joints (ES375Z/C), metric clevises (MTC-6S-ZC), and forged yoke ends (280180).

Multiple Currencies

Oct 15, 2007: MCP now offers products in multiple currencies include Euros, Yen and 20 other major currencies.

Aluminum High Misalignment Inserts

Oct 8, 2007: Midwest Control Products Corp (MCP) now offers ALUMINUM high misalignment inserts!

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