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Franklin Park, Illinois, United States

Steve w.  from ann arbor, mi Wrote

Incredible, unbelievable customer service.  Bought 4 gas cans for my boat and fill them with rec gas.  Left them sitting next to the boat on the trailer for the next morning's trip.  When I went out, three of the gas caps had been chewed nearly off, not the cans just the caps.  Must have been the squirrels but who knows.  Nobody pays much attention to who made their gas cans.  I bought the same ones I have in Michigan because I like their handles and the spout works the best of all the new ones.  Turns out the were made by Midwest Can and was I ever lucky.  No one within 25 miles carries any parts but when I called them they were incredibly friendly and sent me replacements FREE.  Now that's Customer Service and you can bet I will be paying attention the next time I buy gas cans.

m L.  from Saddle brook, NJ Wrote

Great products and GREAT customer service! Keep it up folks.

We're proud to announce our newest member to the gas can family. Quick-Flow model 4240 will be one of our fastest flowing spouts ever made. Currently being shipped. Look for it in stores Spring 2017.
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We had a full booth this year at the Sands Expo AAPEX Show. Both Customers and Retailers were excited to get their hands on the New Quick-Flow System and hear about what the future holds.

Johnny P.  from Oregon City, OR Wrote

Amazing customer service! Sent an email to their customer service from their website and received a reply right away. I was inquiring about replacement parts and even though they generally don't sell directly to the public they wanted to help me out. I have many of their products because of the the great quality gas cans they make but am delighted to know they have exceptional customer service as well!


filming the future of mwc

At Midwest Can we come about our pride in America and American made products naturally. Our pride in our country can be traced back to a young teenager who enlisted in the United States Navy as soon as he was old enough. He was shipped off to defend America and the American way of life during World War II. A decade after his honorable discharge from the Navy in the late 1940’s, that young sailor founded Midwest Can Company. Ever since, that young sailor, John Trippi, Sr., has been the driving force behind our business. His innovative thinking and his commitment to the American worker has made Midwest Can a leading manufacturer of portable gas cans. 

Midwest Can Company has been producing quality containers for our customers since 1951. What began as a company dedicated to the sole production of metal containers has since evolved into a corporation offering a wide range of container solutions that meet our customers growing needs and requirements.

Today, Midwest Can Company, together with our subsidiary, Container Specialties, Inc, provides innovative container solutions while maintaining the highest level quality standards. Our commitment to our customers is to offer the highest quality products; Market them competitively; and maintain the exceptional level of customer service our customers have come to expect from the Midwest Can Company.

We are dedicated to our customers, the environment, and the quality of everything we produce. 

why choose us?

Midwest Can is committed to our families, committed to the future of the American worker and the future of our country. ​​

Fifty years ago, (in a small shop) in Chicago, IL, Midwest Can began manufacturing portable gas cans for the American consumer. Back in 1960, Americans expected everything they purchased to have been made in America by Americans. Since then, somewhere along the way, Americans came to accept “offshore” manufacturing and the few pennies it saved them in the marketplace. What many didn’t realize is that buying offshore products ultimately moved American jobs offshore.  

Today, Midwest Can continues to manufacture our entire portfolio of products in the USA. Our commitment to our community includes a commitment to the environment. We are proactive in controlling waste. We recycle all of our unused raw and waste materials, including resin, paper, and cardboard. We perform regular, comprehensive maintenance programs on our machines which result in peak performance, saving energy and reducing negative impact on the environment.

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Customer Testimonials

glenn B.  from gardena, ca Wrote

Customer service was above and beyond. I sent a message and with in hours I was contacted by Kevin and he had started working on my issue. The next day everything was rectified. Great service and a great company. Thank you so much for all your help!!!!

brett s.  from monee, IL 

As a retail customer, I did not expect much to come of my request to get a free replacement part for a failed part on a fuel container that Midwest Can produced and sold thru Menards.  To the contrary, I was treated like John Menard himself!  No questions, no hassles, stood behind the replacement, paid for shipping and got it to me pronto!  This is the stuff that great companies are made of.

victor d.  from n Palm beach, fl 

Your lightning speed response, and resolution to my inquiry must set a new milestone in customer service response, resolution and satisfaction. Your brand and company will not soon be forgotten by me. Thank you, and rest assured that your product line will be foremost on my future purchase list.


This month we had the opportunity to sit down and film the history and future of our Company. Once the magic of film making is complete we will share it with everyone on our site.

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