Ian Bartholomaeus, better known as Bart, started the business when he returned to Forbes after a couple of years away in 1992, after some time away gaining experience and knowledge.
“We were only two people in the begin- ning and today we have more than 20 staff members. We fill a need in the local indus- trial and agricultural sectors, as well as a bit in the mining and transportation industries too.”
As of ten years ago, irrigation has be- come a big part of the business. “We are an engineering firm and has the ability to
design, manufacture and install just about anything. No job is too big or too small for us – from domestic needs to commercial projects, from a brainstorm to a thunder- storm,” said Bart.
Bart is also a big advocate for the train- ing of apprentices. “We have had more than 60 apprentices work with us over 25 years, mostly in the fitting and machining and metal fabrication trades.”
After 25 years Bart is proud on what Mid- pro has become: “We have a reputation as an inventive business, we are great at problem solving and with a fully equipped workshop there is not much we can’t do and aren’t able to accomplish.”