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History

History

Innovation and Design

Through the years, we have learned a few things about the makings of a trike and have developed a few innovations and improvements along the way – pioneered by Dirt King ingenuity.

Dirt King established a trend in sturdy tricycle design which has been imitated by other tricycle manufacturers but with lower quality parts and engineering. Due to our tough, rugged, and indestructible design, Dirt King craftsmanship attracts tricycle distributors who have private labeled our products providing their own happy customers.

All Dirt King and MCM Manufacturing, Inc. products are manufactured, assembled, and shipped from our plant in WaKeeney, KS.

 

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Company History

1970 – Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated company begins

Harold G. Walker starts Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated in WaKeeney, Kansas manufacturing agricultural component parts for several farm machinery companies including:

  • Bush-Hog, Salma, AL

  • Sunflower Mfg., Inc., Beloit, KS

  • Flex-King, Quinter, KS

  • M&W Gear Company, Gibson City, IL

  • Baker Mfg., Alva, OK

  • CrustBuster, Dodge City, KS

1979 - Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated sells to Galen Olson

  • Galen Olson expands Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated into oil field industry.

1983 - Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated sells to Jim Funk & Bob Funk (Not Related)

  • Focused on building new and better ways to make a tricycle for pretty much everyone – regardless of their physical size or limitations. Over the years, we have been blessed with happy people who have discovered their reason to own a Dirt King.

1985 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated starts developing the Dirt King Tricycle.

  • Rewording a few words from Henry Ford we would build the Dirt King any color you want as long as it was Red.

1987 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated starts offering other colors for the Dirt King Trike.

  • Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated adds new colors for the Dirt King including blue, green, and pink.

1990 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated introduces the "ActiLift"

  • Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated starts producing and selling a vertical platform lift to make buildings wheelchair accessible. They were used primarily in small business locations and churches.

1994 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated goes online with the Dirt King

  • Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated launches the first MCM Manufacturing, Inc. (http://www.mcm-ks.com) website.

  • The Dirt King tricycle moves into vast numbers of daycare centers, preschools, and military installations marking the beginning of the end of “wimpy foreign tricycles!”

1996 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated adds new Dirt King models

  • Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated develops the Dirt King Child Dually Tricycle and the Dirt King Adult Dually Tricycle.

1998 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated introduces the Spin-About

  • The Spin-About three wheel trike is developed for party rental companies and campgrounds

2000 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated attends IAAPA in Atlanta

  • Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated attends the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions displaying the Dirt King family of trikes.

2009 Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated sells to Senne Company

  • Midwest Contracting and Manufacturing Incorporated sells to Senne Company in Topeka, Kansas looking to expand their operation. Jim & Bob Funk remain with the new corporation as stockholders and consultants. The new company has been renamed MCM Manufacturing, Inc.

2012 MCM Manufacturing, Inc. and the “Step Thru”

  • Development begins on a new adult tricycle version with ease of riding in mind. The “Dirt King Step Thru” is started.

2012 MCM Manufacturing, Inc. and the “Little Twister”

  • The DK-350 "Little Twister" is developed and goes into production the last quarter of 2012.  It is a new twist on tricycle riding with two castor wheels on the rear instead of the usual rim/tire setup.   That makes for an extreme ride!!

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