Corridor Business Journal: Cedar Rapids-based electrical and manufacturing supplier Van Meter Inc. has expanded into Kansas with the purchase of Mid-West Electrical Supply in Wichita, the company announced. The sale officially closed Dec. 31, and the Wichita location is now open for business as Van Meter. Van Meter is the 26th-largest electrical distributor in the United States and currently has 14 electrical supply locations in Iowa, Nebraska and Virginia.