Midland Metal (Kansas City, MO) is celebrating 30 years in business. Bill Hodes and his son, Nick, founded the company in 1980, selling brass fittings to the plumbing market. In its first year, the company earned $60,000 in revenue. When Billy Hodes, Bill Hode’s youngest son, joined the business in 1999, sales were up to $20 million. Today Billy Hodes is owner and president of the family-owned company that supplies fittings, nipples, valves, clamps and plumbing accessories to the oilfield, well water, plumbing and HVAC markets.