• 4777 US-23, Alvada, OH 44802

Our companyABOUT MLS

Thanks for visiting MLS Systems, the home of single source responsibility in the design and manufacturing of quality automatic and semi-automatic material handling, welding, and assembly systems. MLS Systems has been providing high quality automation solutions for all manufacturing sectors including appliance and automotive industries since 1979. Our machines can be found in factories worldwide including many “blue-chip” manufacturing companies.

MLS Systems is a systems integrator providing custom designed and built equipment for medium to high volume production facilities. As a custom capital equipment supplier, we provide single source responsibility for equipment ranging from small single station machines to multi-station production lines. We offer innovative new turnkey or retrofit solutions for all your special equipment needs. MLS Systems has an experienced staff of engineers in house to provide mechanical engineering and electrical controls engineering design solutions to meet your needs and budget. Our skilled manufacturing department offers in house coordinate measuring capabilities for verifying that your equipment and products are manufactured to the tight tolerances that today’s industry demands.  Our experienced and friendly staff will work closely with you from the initial design and build phase of your project through installation on your factory floor. We specialize in on time deliveries as well as unparalleled installation support



Founded in 1979 as Midwest Laser Systems.

Facility Expansion

As a result of increased capabilities, MLS Systems found it necessary to expand its manufacturing facility.

Growing Company

Growing capabilities and experience plus the purchase of metal bending and forming technologies required for additional expansions to manufacturing, administrative and engineering.

New Ownership

MLS Systems is under new ownership, and is excited to continue manufacturing products and services for their clients.


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(419) 424-0062
Our Location

4777 US-23

Alvada, OH 44802

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  • Serving the Major Manufacturing Industries.
  • Dedicated workforce to guarantee quality and delivery at an economic cost level.
  • Sales, Engineering, and Administrative offices on-site to ensure quality project management.
  • Dedicated to Project Management


  • Experienced with plastics, pre-paint, CRS, stainless and coated metals
  • Designs are produced with the latest in 3-D modeling software
  • Exerienced in FMEA, SPC/CPK, and Six Sigma Quality Specifications
  • Services include shipping, installation, startup, rebuild, and training.


  • 50,000+ Sq. Ft. under one (1) roof.
  • Heavy crane capabilities.
  • Complete facility includes fabrication, machining, electrical, assembly, and test.


Our Standard CMM capabilities, together with our Portable CMM capabilities allow us to collect solid data through every phase of the building process. All of our CMM systems utilize PCDMIS software (Personal Computer Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard). This further enhances our capabilities, giving us the ability to make fast comparisons between “as-built” and “as-designed” data, as well as the ability to easily reverse-engineer existing components in a CAD-friendly environment.

MLS Systems has extensive experience with widely accepted quality assurance standards such as CPK and Six Sigma, and our cutting edge capabilities further enhance our ability to satisfy the customer’s quality assurance requirements.


Our mission is to provide excellent customer service and on time delivery of quality, competitively priced solutions.

Our group of experienced engineers will develop a partnership with your company to solve your production problems from conception to completion. This partnership allows our Mechanical and Controls Engineers, Designers, and Machine Builders to define your equipment requirements and provide the most efficient and effective solution. This provides a competitive proposal for highly reliable, fully tested and delivered on time equipment ready for smooth integration into your production facility. The net result is an outstanding value for our customers.

A staff of experienced designers uses AutoCAD to design new and rebuild machines to customer specifications and in accordance with the concepts generated by the Sales and Application Engineers. Primary design criteria are (1) customer specifications; (2) part quality/tolerance; (3) maintainability: (4) safety; (5) accessibility.

A complete manufacturing facility with up-to-date equipment for fabricating, assembling, wiring, testing, painting, and shipping your equipment. All machines are fully debugged and developed on our floor prior to shipment. Employees are cross-trained to ensure the most efficient operation with the best cost and delivery to the customer. The same technicians that build and test your machine will start it up again at your facility.

Upon request, shipping and installation at the customer’s facility can be included. Along with our long term record for “on-time” delivery comes our un-blotted reputation for back up service and customer support in the field. A one-year warranty is standard, and longer terms can be negotiated to meet your needs. Rebuilding and/or retooling machines is also a large part of the MLS Systems business plan.


MLS’s team of machinists has a diverse combination of experience and equipment to deliver full-service solutions to our customers. From 4th and 5th axis milling capabilities, grinding, boring and turning, MLS’s machining group is there to support your business operations on both a typical and emergency basis. We are fully capable to handle any size project to meet your requirements. From reverse engineered “one off” parts to high volume production runs, you can count on MLS to be a full solution for your out-sourced machining requirements.

MLS’s team of mechanical engineers and skilled tradesmen are able to perform a full range of onsite mechanical services and preventative maintenance. Whether it is millwright services, welding, piping, cutting, assembly/disassembly, laser alignment, machine rebuilds or light rigging, we have both the knowledge and experience to tackle your in-plant service needs to keep your operation running at peak efficiency.

MLS’s Industrial team has the skills to take on a wide range of fabrication needs. Our 50.000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Findlay, Ohio allows us to manage any size project. This includes: (1) 15-ton and (3) 5-ton overhead cranes, metal shear, metal brake, MIG and TIG welders, and paint booth to handle anything from start to finish. Additionally, with a team of in-house engineers and support staff, MLS can design, build and offer a turn-key solution for your company.

MLS provides full range of electrical support services for the industrial market. Our team can also design and build high-efficiency control systems that range form push-button and relay logic to PLC and SCADA computer based solutions. We also offer on-site equipment troubleshooting, utility drops for equipment installations, and routine electrical inspections as part of your preventative maintenance plan. You can count on MLS to provide quality design, installation, and support for your industrial electrical needs.