About Us

Founded in 1981 by Peter and Irma Orum, Midwest Trading is headquartered in Virgil, Illinois and is the home of the precision mix plant facility.  A bark processing facility located in Ottawa provides convenient access to the Illinois River for unloading barges of unprocessed bark material.  The raw bark is processed, ground and screened to reach a specified particle size, which is incorporated into mixes or used directly as a mulch.  A convenient pick-up facility is also located in St. Charles, home of Midwest Groundcovers headquarters.

What began as an off-shoot of Midwest Groundcovers, supplying peat, potting soil and mulch to landscapers and growers has evolved into a company dedicated to producing quality products to greenhouse growers, nursery growers, landscapers, rewholesalers and independent garden centers.  Midwest Trading specializes in greenhouse and nursery mixes and proudly serves customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.