Who We Are
Mid Eastern is a small business born in South Carolina serving the trucking community. Starting out as a by-hand truck wash in 1985, we have since grown into a multi-division, flourishing business. In addition to the truck wash that started it all, we now have two chrome shop locations, a graphics shop for truck lettering and other signage, and an install bay. We owe our success to the dedication of our hard-working employees, forward-thinking management, and of course, the trucking community. We strive to better our community by participating in many fundraising events that support the causes we hold dear.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is manifested in four distinct avenues: we offer the trucking community essential services and supplies at affordable rates; we provide an engaging and constructive work environment for our employees; and we strive to deliver a return to the capital investment. Mid Eastern also seeks to promote the health and happiness of everyone, not only in our community, but also around the world, especially those touched by disaster and illness.
We at Mid Eastern are dedicated to providing quality manufactured commercial truck parts and exceptional customer service at a reasonable price. Since we hold repeat customers in high esteem, we undergo procedures to guarantee a great customer experience every visit. We are happy to serve those who provide the critically important service of transporting our nation’s goods and products.
Mid Eastern is a local, family-oriented business born in a small town nestled in the South Carolina Midlands and founded on Christian values. This humble beginning has inspired the friendly hospitality that comprises our workplace. We take the concerns and well-being of our employees very seriously. We also understand that each employee has a family to take care of and we take measures to ensure that that valuable family time is available to them.
We are committed to keeping Mid Eastern secure, stable, and financially viable while providing an adequate return on the capital investment. We place high regard to this effort in order to assure that we will be in place to continue selling and servicing our customer’s needs at the levels they deserve now and well into the future. From inception as solely a truck wash provider to now include multifaceted divisions of sales and service in multiple locations, we will continue planning for growth. It is our goal to continue this growth both physically and virtually adapting to the ever-changing and evolving marketplace, serving our customers at the highest standard attainable.
Lastly, Mid Eastern’s mission aims to promote the well-being of our community. Therefore, we seek to bring awareness to problems and assist in funding of solutions, be they local or worldwide, such as natural disasters and cancer treatments. In addition to aiding our local schools, Mid Eastern makes efforts to maximize the effects of Duke Cancer Institute, Special Olympics of South Carolina, and Epworth Children’s Home. We believe that in order to bring about a better tomorrow, it is vital to be kind and compassionate to those around us today.
Mid Eastern Truck Wash Opens for Business
In Manning, South Carolina, near I-95 Exit 119, Mid Eastern Truck Wash, Inc. started out as a by-hand truck wash. Owner and founder Joe Witt met nearly every customer Mid Eastern had during this time.
In the years following, Joe enacted changes to transform Mid Eastern into the multi-faceted, multi-location business it is today.1985
Manning Chrome Stop Opens
After a couple of years of washing trucks, Mid Eastern enters the truck accessories market. Joe dubbed the new store Mid Eastern Chrome Stop.1987
Manning Graphix Shop Opens
Joe decided it was time to take on another facet of the trucking industry: truck lettering. Mid Eastern Graphix was opened and began truck lettering, eventually moving into vinyl wraps and professional signage.
Check out our high quality truck lettering, professional signage, and more.Visit Site 1992
Owner Suffers Near-Fatal Plane Crash
One fateful day, Joe, a private plane enthusiast, was on a first-time flight of a single seat Ultralight when he lost control of the aircraft. He suffered major injuries and spent several months in recovery. Today, Joe lives with the memories of that day, reminding him to be strong, even when things don’t look so bright.1998
119 CB Shop Opens
Mid Eastern opened a CB parts and repair shop in Manning. However, in response to falling CB sales, Mid Eastern closed the CB shop in 2016. We still carry common CB parts and accessories.2006
Gaston Chrome Stop Opens
In order to expand Mid Eastern’s customer base and to promote growth as a company, we opened our second location. The Gaston, SC location offers a large showroom with a great selection of parts, along with a well-equipped install bay ready to serve all of your installation needs.2013
Parts and Service Express Opens
Mid Eastern partnered with Parts and Service Express to better serve our customers by offering payment plans where needed.2014
eCommerce Site Launched
Mid Eastern continues to look forward, leveraging technology to reach a wider audience, to not only satisfy more customers, but also have a positive affect on more people’s lives by introducing them to the organizations we hold dear.2018
Who We Help
Below are some of the organizations closest to our hearts.
These humble organizations undertake massive burdens to alleviate suffering to those in our community:
Epworth Children’s Home cares for young South Carolinians with fractured home lives;
Duke Cancer Institute is committed to helping those who battle cancer;
and Special Olympics of South Carolina comes together to lift up those with intellectual disabilities.
We hope you will join us in our ongoing support of these hardworking and generous organizations.
Epworth Children's Home
Established in 1895 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of what is now the United Methodist Church, Epworth Children’s Home has grown and adapted to the individual needs of children by providing quality care grounded in faith and responsibility for our neighbor. Situated in the heart of the state, the Home is located on 32 peaceful acres in Columbia, South Carolina.
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke Cancer Institute is a collaborative powerhouse — audacious, evolving, unconventional — at the center of a world-renowned university and medical center. They unleash the power of synchronous collaboration to create breakthroughs that rapidly transform the unimagined into the possible — to fuel a pace of discoveries and advances previously thought impossible.
Special Olympics of SC
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.