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We are the industry leader in wholesale equipment rental to A/V Houses, Production Companies, and Pro Event Stagers.
We carry the projectors, screens, and image processors you need to pull off a flawless production!
We custom design and install audio-visual systems in corporate boardrooms, meeting rooms, training facilities, command and control centers, and houses of worship.
Our experts maintain the aesthetics of our clients’ spaces while ensuring that their audience can clearly see and hear the presentation.
As we continue to stock the most current gear for rental options, a selection of our former pieces become available for purchase.
Browse our selection of used AND NEW equipment for sale and own the key pieces you need to deliver perfect productions and presentations.
Mid-Co A/V is the industry leader in wholesale audio visual rental.
Who we service and supply
We rent exclusively to AV Houses, Productions Companies, and Pro Event-Stagers. Our customers can rest assured that we NEVER compete with you, rather we partner with you. We are there to supplement your own equipment inventory for the occasions it may be lacking. Whether it's just one key piece of gear or a full system set-up, Mid-Co has you covered. Our goal is to fill in the gaps so you can deliver professional and dependable results to your client that are sure to impress.
Our team of talented designers and installation technicians are the best in the business. We take great pride in designing and installing audio-visual systems for corporate boardrooms, meeting rooms, training facilities, command and control centers, and houses of worship. Our experts maintain the aesthetics of our client's spaces while ensuring that their audience can clearly see and hear the presentation. Post installation, we offer unbeatable customer service, technical assistance, and ongoing maintenance.
A leader in the field, Mid-Co A/V grew from a part-time evening project to the company that it is today.
In the early 1960s, General Electric was searching for a company that could repair its line of closed-circuit TV cameras. Mid-Co founder, Joe Wagner was working as a transmitter technician for WTCN, a local broadcast station when GE approached him about repairing these cameras in the evenings. Around that time Joe and his wife, Nancy, started Mid-Co TV Systems. The pair gradually expanded the company’s repertoire to include selling and installing the cameras used in these installations. Mid-Co TV Systems, Inc. was established in 1968.
Again, GE approached Mid-Co in 1975 to sell and rent a video projector — a revolutionary product at that time. Mid-Co rented these projectors for such events as closed-circuit boxing matches and image magnification (IMAG) at corporate meetings. To this day, Mid-Co owns the only remaining functional PJ-500 projector in the country.
In 1980, while reading Popular Science, Joe came across an article about a company that had started adding liquid to front picture tubes to make them brighter and allow them to be used as video projectors. The projectors, called Aquastar were a product of Electronic Systems Products. They were more portable than other models, which meant they could be used at smaller venues for showing videotapes to smaller audiences. In the early 1980s Mid-Co worked closely with Sperry-Univac to connect computers to these projectors, thereby entering the era of computerized meetings.
By the end of the decade, both divisions of Mid-Co were
growing rapidly, and in 1989 the security side of Mid-Co separated, becoming it's own entity, Mid-Co Security Systems.
In 1993 Joe and Nancy's son, Greg Wagner, was named vice president and general manager. In 1996 Greg became president. That same year, Mid-Co TV Systems changed its name to Mid-Co A/V, Inc.
Four years later, Mid-Co created a state-of-the-art facility to better accommodate its wholesale rentals and give customers a peek at emerging technologies.
Quotes & Inquiries
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8360 10th Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55427
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Mid-Co premises are vigilantly patrolled and protected by our Guard Poodles,
Shelby and Abby.