• Our Story

  • MPE Cleaning Systems is proud of our history. We have been in business in Lebanon Indiana since 1977. Our customer base covers a wide variety of Markets, including Agriculture, Transportation, Food Processing, Construction, Manufacturing, Government, Schools and Universities.

    Our guiding principle is to provide our customers with the most advanced, reliable equipment at a fair price and backed up with the best professional service. This philosophy is the reason we have loyal customers, many who have been with us for twenty five or more years and own multiple machines.

    Our successful 40 year business journey began with Mike Busald. 

    Mike was 27 years old and was looking for an opportunity to go into business for himself.  At the time he was a sales representative for a small company in Indianapolis. Prior to that time he had graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Industrial Management and had a stint as a Sales Representative in Chicago where he covered the Southern US region.  

    Through a chance encounter with a friend, who was a Manufacturing Rep for Pincor Generators, Mike learned that Pincor was looking for a Distributor for the Indiana Agriculture Market. At first lacking the funding to start a full time business, Mike continued at his sales rep job but started working evenings and weekends to sell generators.  

    After six weeks, Mike had generated and converted enough sales that he decided to form a partnership with his friend and Midwest Progressive Equipment of Indiana began operations.

    Early on the fledging business was thriving, so it was decided to expand the offerings to the Agriculture Market by adding new equipment lines, including KEW pressure washers. 

    When the US trade embargo with Russia happened in 1982, the Agriculture market became depressed due to falling grain and land prices.  Midwest Progressive’s generator business dropped 90%. 

    With no apparent turn around for the Agriculture Market, Mike’s partner left the business for a different career path. Mike assumed full ownership and reevaluated the business. He decided to focus 100% on high pressure cleaning equipment.  In the process, he renamed the company MPE Cleaning Systems to reflect the business direction.

    IN 1984 the Aaladin pressure washer line, a family owned manufacturing company based in South Dakota, was added to expand MPE’s equipment offerings.  This allowed MPE Cleaning Systems to grow and serve the Industrial marketplace throughout two thirds of Indiana.

    MPE Cleaning Systems has been able to grow and thrive due to our very dedicated and knowledgeable team, who combined have more than 30 years’ experience. 

    Joe Busald joined MPE after his graduation in 1978 from Purdue University with a degree in Ag Econ, Joe has been and continues to be a big part of MPE’s success. Mike has been fortunate to have his brother at MPE.

    Jon Achor is MPE’s Service Manager and has been a major asset to our business for 17 years. Jon excels at technical solutions for our customers using his expert problem solving capabilities and tenacity! 

    MPE Cleaning Systems business success is due to our customers, our team and our suppliers.

    We look forward to the next 40 years!