From Paper to Password Authentication

MSI’s journey over the last 53 years

In 1969 Founder Jerry Mathwig started Metro Sales by selling paper and toner to offices in the Twin Cities. He built that company on the philosophy of providing clients with “cutting edge products and services with the latest industry innovations”.  As Jerry’s vision grew so did the company. Over the next two decades Metro Sales added branch locations to service most of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Fargo, ND.

Metro Sales Inc. grew to be one of the most well-known and respected copier and print providers in the United States and in 2016 we were recognized as Ricoh’s largest single line dealer.

In 2019 Jerry was ready to pass on leadership of the company. Jerry always valued the people that worked for him, and wanted us to continue to share in his success. This led the Mathwig family to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. This passed control to the employees and gave each of us a vested interest in making sure we continued to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

In 2020 the board selected Dan Tuohy to lead Metro Sales into the future. With his vison we brought on more opportunities to work with you, our valued clients. Dan’s vision is to continue to be a world class provider in the print industry, but be a partner that you can go to for other areas of your business as well. As part of creating a better experience, we moved to a new headquarters in Burnsville, MN to bring more associates under one roof, and better showcase the solutions that we provide.

In 2021 we began partnering with companies with business process automation solutions and in our first year of partnering with DocuWare we became their 2nd most successful dealer in the US. We also saw gaps in the market as it pertained to IT and Network security. With that we brought on industry experts and established our Managed Technical Services team. Today our clients experience the same world-class service in their cybersecurity and other technical areas of their organization.

As we move forward our goal is to be your trusted advisor and provider for any area of office technology. We want to bring Jerry’s vision of providing award-winning service, cutting edge products, and the latest in innovation to your office whether that be with print and copy technology, office automation, or managed IT solutions.

To learn more about MSI’s Total Office Approach, reach out at 1-800-862-7414.

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