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.
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Louis (Levinstein) Livingston
arrives in the Quad Cities by
way of England and his native Lithuania. Eager to pursue his American Dream, the 20-year old joins his brother Ike to found Levinstein & Co. Using horse
and wagon to aid the
Midland Davis one of the oldest full-service recycling companies in the Midwest, is fully committed to making a positive impact on the communities and country we serve through active participation and encouragement of recycling efforts that preserve natural and man-made resources for the generations ahead.