Fund One

ARCHITECTURAL ART MANUFACTURING, INC.
Architectural Art Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) is an established design and manufacturing company that produces expansion joint covers, trench/access covers, shower doors/enclosures and mirror closet doors. MidStates provided capital for AAM to purchase Superior Boiler Works, Inc., which is an established manufacturer of fire tube boilers.tank holds 2 million pounds of melted zinc.


THE CARLSON COMPANY, INC. Wichita, Kansas
The Carlson Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial air clutches, air brakes, clutch/brake combinations, single and multiple position torque limiting mechanical and air clutches, caliper brakes, tension brakes and air shaft seals. Carlson products are used in a wide variety of industries, including: packaging and food processing, printing, paper and metal converting, roll forming, textiles, metal working, pulp and paper, logging, oilfield and off shore drilling, and material handling.
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CASA DE ORO FOODS Omaha, Nebraska and Louisville, Kentucky
Casa de Oro Foods, LLC is a manufacturer of flour and corn tortillas, corn chips and taco shells with plants in Omaha, Nebraska and Louisville, Kentucky. Casa de Oro was purchased from ConAgra Foods in January of 2004 and is considered to be the third largest manufacturer of tortillas in the United States.
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DETROIT TOOL METAL PRODUCTS Lebanon, Missouri
DTMP was founded in 1947 and produces standard, custom, and precision-stamped steel and aluminum components through its stamping and fabrication operations. DTMP provides a complete product from design to sub-assembly to its customers. DTMP currently produces in excess of 1,200 part numbers annually for customers such as John Deere, Paccar and Maytag. In 2004, DTMP purchase Industrial Tooling and Fabrication, which produces components similar to DTMP.
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GREENVILLE TUBE, LLC
Greenville Tube, LLC is a domestic manufacturer of high precision, stainless steel tubing used in the petrochemical, food, oil refining, and medical industries.  The Company specializes in short-run, non-standard, odd lot, and special grade orders that its largest competitors are not equipped to process.


HIGH SIERRA ENERGY PARTNERS Denver, Colorado
High Sierra Energy, LP is a private Master Limited Partnership. Beginning with the $12.3 million purchase of Centennial Gas Liquids, the company plans to complete acquisitions in a broad range of MLP-qualifying business. Centennial is a marketer and transporter (primarily via rail-car) of liquefied petroleum gases.
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HI-GRADE WELDING AND MANUFACTURING, INC.
Hi-Grade Welding and Manufacturing, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom high quality parts, which are generally sub-assemblies in an OEM’s final product. The Company’s manufacturing operations include precision CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, mig/tig welding as well as final assembly for some OEM manufacturers. The Company specializes in short run projects with limited lead times and with production runs that vary from 1 to 10,000 parts in a project.


HOOK UP, INC.
Hook Up, Inc. is a transportation service company that provides drive away delivery services to the truck industry.  The Company principally delivers new trucks from manufacturers to dealers throughout the United States and Canada.


JONES & MITCHELL SPORTSWEAR, INC.
Jones & Mitchell Sportswear, Inc. is a wholesale decorator or college apparel with specific target markets of the student population sold through the college bookstores.  Jones & Mitchell has licenses with over 400 colleges and universities to provide school decorated products.


INERGY, LP
Inergy, LP’s operations include the retail marketing, sale and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. The company also operates a growing supply logistics, transportation and wholesale marketing business that serves independent dealers and multi-state marketers in the United States and Canada.


INOVAR PACKAGING GROUP, INC.
Inovar Packaging Group, Inc. is a regional manufacturer of labels, tags, and screen-printed products. Inovar is a producer of packaging materials whose primary products are pressure sensitive labels. The Company’s products are used predominantly in the following industries: food, automotive after-market, chemical, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, distribution and information processing.


LEE MATHEWS EQUIPMENT, INC.
Lee Mathews Equipment, Inc. is a value-added distributor of industrial pump and construction equipment and supplies a wide variety of industrial customers.  The Company has acquired the assets of Vandevanter Engineering Company, Inc. located in St. Louis, Missouri.  Vandevanter is a manufacturer’s representative for over 35 companies and sells engineered equipment used in the process of treating water and wastewater, including pumps and associated equipment.


MAMA ROSA’S, LLC Sidney, Ohio
Mama Rosa’s is the #1 brand of refrigerated pizza, recognized for its variety of product offerings and its good value reputation with consumers. The company offers products from 5” up to 13” in diameter, meeting all consumer needs for family meals, individual meals and after school snacking. The brand has strong, long-lasting relationships with many of the nation’s leading retailers. Mama Rosa’s is often the only pizza sold in the refrigerated meat case.


MC NALLY INDUSTRIES Grantsburg, Wisconsin
McNally is a manufacturer of mechanical systems and precision, machined parts produced to its customers’ specifications. While the company’s products are used primarily in defense industry applications, it also produces a proprietary line of gear pumps and other specialty pumps deployed in sophisticated applications in the defense and power generation industries.
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NORTHLAND POWER SERVICES, LLC Gillette, Wyoming
Northland provides field services to oil and gas operators in the Powder River Basin (Wyoming). The primary line of business is renting diesel powered electric generators to exploration and production companies that have new gas wells located beyond the reach of the existing electric utility lines.


PACKAGING PRODUCTS CORPORATION, LLC Mission, Kansas and Rome, Gerogia
Packaging Products provides surface printed materials, adhesive laminations, and extrusion laminations printed in up to 8 colors. It also has patented, proprietary technology to provide packaging with controlled respiration for the meat and produce industries.
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STEEL MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSE COMPANY Kansas City, Missouri
As a steel service center SMW’s principal business is the distribution of heavy carbon steel including flat-rolled, plates and shapes products. Additionally, the Company offers value-added services including sawing, shearing, flame cutting, and precision cut-to-length coil processing.
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SUN GRAPHICS, LLC Parsons, Kansas
Sun Graphics located in Parsons, Kansas, provides a complete range of high-end, commercial printing products and services. Some of the products include catalogs, brochures, posters, greeting cards, point-of-purchase materials, labels, and calendars.
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TRANSOLUTIONS, INC. Lake Bluff, Illinois
Transolutions, Inc. manages transcription services for health care organizations including acute care facilities, hospitals, clinics and surgery centers.
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WARREN FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, INC. Topeka, Kansas
Warren Family Funeral Homes Inc. is a chain of value-priced funeral homes.
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