“All gave some… some gave all.”


-Howard William Osterkamp,
Korean War veteran and purple heart recipient from Denton, OH



This coming Memorial Day we hope you are able to pause your work to spend time with your friends and family and enjoy some of our American traditions.

While we enjoy the weather and our home cooked plates, we should all take a moment to remember that Memorial Day commemorates the military men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. We honor these individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Family-Owned & Heartland Proud.

We’re family-owned and aim to treat all of our customers like they are part of the Midlake Family. We’ll even let you in on grandma’s famous recipe! Try our Grandma Rich’s apple pie recipe for a yummy addition to your Memorial Day festivities:


2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg (beaten)
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup ice water
9 medium McIntosh Apples (peeled, slice thin)
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Hand mix flour and butter until size of peas.
3. Add egg, tablespoon of sugar, and ice water.
4. Roll into two crusts. Place bottom crust in your pan. Set aside top crust.
5. Add brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and tablespoon of butter to sliced apples.
6. Mix until apples are evenly covered. Fill bottom crust with apple mixture, mounded slightly.
7. Cover with top crust. Put a few slits in crust. Bake for 45 minutes.


From Humble Beginnings

In the early 1950s the Rich family got started in the hinge and hardware business. Over the years we grew from a one-car garage to a 65,000 square foot facility.

We’ve created millions of custom hinges for nearly every imaginable application and are proud to be an ISO-9001:2008 certified, lean American manufacturer.

We always welcome new challenges to grow and help our customers succeed.

Need a specific hinge? Your requirements are unique – Midlake will work with you to design a hinge built to your exacting specifications and with a solid lead time.

Do You Have a New Project to Tackle?

Whatever project you have in mind, don’t settle for a hinge that doesn’t get the job done quickly and efficiently. Whether you need a custom hinge or can find a solution right off the shelf, Midlake will help you from start to finish. Contact us today to get started.


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