The Story of MPW

The Story of MPW

MPW Industrial Services traces its roots to May 15, 1972, when Monte Black registered the name Central Ohio Mobile Power Wash with the Ohio Secretary of State. Black has spent the last 40-plus years building and evolving the company from a three-man truck-washing business into a multifaceted corporation that employs more than 3,000 people across more than 70 locations in North America.

Black’s knack for perfection and quality did not go unnoticed. His services caught the eye of AEP, one of the largest-power generation companies in the Midwest, and developed into a relationship with the company that continues to thrive today.

Entering what was even then a highly competitive industry, Black was convinced that hard work, innovation and a commitment to exceed customer expectations would enable MPW to succeed. And he was right.

Services such as water blasting (including ultra-high-pressure blasting and cutting), industrial vacuuming, chemical cleaning, proprietary container cleaning and water treatment services were gradually added to MPW’s capabilities list.

Only one large industrial cleaning company retains its original management — MPW. The same entrepreneurial spirit and customer-driven commitment that characterized MPW in 1972 continues to serve as its driving force today. Black, now Chief Executive Officer, maintains a hands-on role in the operations of the company, interacting with customers and field personnel to ensure that MPW exceeds customer expectations.

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