Our Team and History

5 Generations of Recycling

Roots of the Midland Davis Corp. can be traced back to 1892, when Louis Livingston, only 20 at the time joined with his brother Ike to begin his career in the scrap industry. A new arrival to America, this enterprising young man initially earned his living collecting discarded iron and steel that he would then sell to local foundries and mills.

By 1908, the still young Mr. Livingston was becoming a success, growing his business to the point where a scrap yard was required. Louis bought property in East Moline, Illinois, and named his operation Midland Iron & Steel.

Now in its 5th generation of family ownership. Mr. Livingston’s company has evolved to become Midland Davis, a trusted provider of high-quality services within all major segments of the recycling industry. Today, Midland Davis operates from three locations, collecting and recycling many grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals, as well as paper, plastics, and wood.

With more than a century of recycling experience behind us, Midland Davis has developed an unmatched depth of understanding when it comes to the needs of our customers. We will be pleased to apply our knowledge and expertise to help accomplish any and all of your goals related to recyclable materials.

5 Generations of Recycling

Roots of the Midland Davis Corp. can be traced back to 1892, when Louis Livingston, only 20 at the time joined with his brother Ike to begin his career in the scrap industry. A new arrival to America, this enterprising young man initially earned his living collecting discarded iron and steel that he would then sell to local foundries and mills.

By 1908, the still young Mr. Livingston was becoming a success, growing his business to the point where a scrap yard was required. Louis bought property in East Moline, Illinois, and named his operation Midland Iron & Steel.

Now in its 5th generation of family ownership. Mr. Livingston’s company has evolved to become Midland Davis, a trusted provider of high-quality services within all major segments of the recycling industry. Today, Midland Davis operates from three locations, collecting and recycling many grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals, as well as paper, plastics, and wood.

With more than a century of recycling experience behind us, Midland Davis has developed an unmatched depth of understanding when it comes to the needs of our customers. We will be pleased to apply our knowledge and expertise to help accomplish any and all of your goals related to recyclable materials.

1892
Welcome to Davenport

20-year-old Lithuanian immigrant Louis Livingston moves to Davenport, Iowa.

1986
Paper Recycling

Midland Davis purchased Big River Paper Recycling. 

1991
Wood Grinding

The company buys a grinder and begins recycling used pallets into mulch.

2008
Residential Recycling

Midland Davis unveils new residential, curbside recycling service.

Meet our Team

Midland Davis, one of the oldest full service recycling companies in the Midwest, is fully committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve through active participation and encouragement of recycling efforts that preserve natural and man-made resources for the generations ahead.

As we have through five generations of family leadership, we will continue to accomplish our goals by providing our customers with exceptional value, building durable relationships on high levels of personal service, fair prices, unquestioned integrity and mutual respect.

We will seek to continuously grow our company, always attempting to earn a fair profit, but never at the expense of our environmental responsibilities or the welfare of our valued employees. Their safety, professional growth and the security of their employment will always be a primary concern of Midland Davis.

Our Customer Service Team

Crystal Cruz

Phone: (309) 277-1620
Fax: (309)764-6729
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Nicole Martinez

Phone: (309) 277-1624
Fax: (309)764-6729
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Lisa Meeker

Phone: (309) 277-1620
Fax: (309)764-6729
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DeAun Millizer

Phone: (309) 277-1615
Fax: (309)764-6729
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Dan Nees

Phone: (309) 277-1620
Fax: (309)764-6729
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100 Years of Midland Davis

125 Years of Excellence

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