Family-owned Midwest Continental, Inc. is based out of Sioux City, IA, has been serving this great United States with a 40-truck fleet for over 5 decades. MCI has established a network of knowledgeable dispatch with over 40 years’ experience and well-established clients delivering refrigerated goods across all 48 states.
We at MCI believe in the “Old School Way’s” of honesty, building personal connections and getting hard work done in the right way!
THE MIDWEST CONTINENTAL DREAM
From the President
When I was three years old, my dad sold his truck and got off the road to learn the trucking business from the other side, after years of effort, Curtis of Iowa, Inc. was incorporated in 1969. My mom and dad, Dick and Beverly Frank, worked side-by-side building a wonderful truck line full of GREAT people. Their trucks hauled mainly swinging meat and contracted with a larger company, Curtis, Inc, of Denver, Colorado for backhauls. As time went on, they were able to operate completely on their own and changed their name to Midwest Continental, Inc. Tragedy struck soon after this when mom passed away unexpectedly in 1982 and 5 years later, we lost our dad.
My two brothers, Dick and Dave, my sister, Barbara, and I were scattered across the United States but had gathered back here temporarily for the last few months of our dad's illness. Little did we ever imagine all of us staying and working together for 10 years to keep the dream our parents built alive.
We experienced some tough times at the beginning of our 2nd generation undertaking, the efforts of trucking deregulation were hitting at the same time as the loss of the founder, and we were getting a crash course in the transportation industry. We established long-lasting relationships with premium ice cream customers, allowing us to carve our niche in the frozen food industry.
Somewhere between the laughter and the boxing gloves, the four of us became an even stronger and closer family, with that we supported Barbara's desire to return to her chosen profession. We have continued to be fortunate in connecting ourselves with the absolute best of the best people who have contributed to the warmth and efficiency of Midwest Continental, Inc.
Dick, Dave, and I still have fun running this company together and find the challenges exciting. We owe a great deal to our exceptional MCI Team and our topnotch drivers who stayed with us and taught us how to build what we believe is the best place to work!