Midland, Texas is a warm and welcoming West Texas city, easily situated on Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso. Easily accessible, it boasts Midland International Air & Space Port, serviced daily by American, Southwest, and United Airlines and is the closest airport to Big Bend National Forest.
The city got its name because of its central location between Fort Worth and El Paso, but because there was another town in Texas by the name of Midway, the city altered its name to Midland in January 1884 when it was granted its first Post Office.
Midland became the county seat of Midland County in March 1885, when that county was very first organized and separated from Tom Green County.
Midland features over 225,000 square feet of conference area, lots of unique museums, tasty food, and amazing music and nightlife. Midland is a thriving community of more than 111,000 people. The Permian Basin, of which Midland is the geographical center, is stated to contain 16%+ of the country’s oil reserves.
The region sees an ongoing flux in job demand because of the nature of demand and changes in oil production. For example, in August of 2006, a hectic period of petroleum production triggered a considerable labor force deficit. According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, at that time there were nearly 2,000 more jobs available in the Permian Basin than there were workers to fill them. Although the city’s economy still relies heavily on petroleum; it has diversified to become a local telecom and distribution center.
Midland has become synonymous with Texas high school football, and Midland and Odessa heavily influenced the “Friday Night Lights”.
It is the home town of previous First Woman Laura Bush, and the onetime home of previous Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Because of the many positive economic and social opportunities in the region, Barricades Unlimited is proud to service the needs of the area for traffic safety equipment. This includes traffic cones, sign production, and pavement marking to name a few.
2902 West Gist Avenue,
Midland, Texas 79701
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 5PM