Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves.

Who We Are

When you need a partner who understands the challenges fleet managers face every day, rely on IMI. We’ve spent the past four decades talking with folks in the field and over the road. And we hear you when you talk about the challenges you have to overcome; problems like driver retention, fuel costs and excessive down time due to maintenance needs. With over 300 years of combined industry experience, we put the best minds to work to create innovative, easy-to-use solutions.

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Our History

  • 1973: STS TIRE SEAL

    IMI Launches Flagship Product Sts Tire Seal

    Robert Fogal, Sr. starts IMI, vowing to deliver ‘the kind of tire and wheel maintenance equipment the industry needs.' STS seals multiple tire punctures and prevents rusting and corrosion of the wheel, saving fleets around the world thousands of dollars in tire and wheel replacement costs. The trucking industry rejoices.

    What We Didn't Do in 1973:

    • Invent the barcode
    • Have anything to do with Watergate
    • Sell gasoline for 45 cents a gallon
    • Throw a retirement party for baseball legend Willie Mays
    IMI Launches Flagship Product <strong>Sts Tire Seal</strong><sup>™</sup>
  • 1986: Refinishing System

    IMI Introduces the Wheel & Rim Refinishing System

    This system answered OSHA's demand for safety and the industry's need for a full service wheel refinishing process, cutting fleet costs to restore wheels and rims.

    What We Didn't Do in 1986:

    • Train Mike Tyson to become the youngest heavyweight champion
    • Induct Elvis Presley in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    • Invent the nicotine patch
    • Unveil the first laptop computer
    IMI Introduces the <strong>Wheel & Rim Refinishing System</strong><sup>™</sup>
  • 1990: Equal

    IMI Introduces Equal®

    As the trucking industry's first internal balancing product, EQUAL eliminates the need for wheel weight balancing - saving fleets time, labor and maintenance costs. EQUAL continuously balances and provides unmatched vibration dampening to extend tread life.

    What We Didn't Do in 1990:

    • Write the first web page for the World Wide Web
    • Sell the first in-car satellite navigation system
    • Release Windows 3.0
    • Launch the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit
    IMI Introduces <strong>Equal</strong><sup class='reg'>®</sup>
  • 1998: Airx Filtered Valve

    IMI's Innovative Airx Filtered Valve Cores Appear

    AirX Filtered Valve Core significantly advances valve stem technology by providing a safety measure against air loss. This simple core maintains air pressure to help tires last longer and increase fuel economy.

    What We Didn't Do in 1998:

    • Help Sergei and Larry start Google
    • Give BMW $570 Million to buy Rolls-Royce
    • Release Windows 98
    IMI's Innovative <strong>Airx Filtered Valve Cores</strong> Appear
  • 1999: Equal

    Equal Revolutionizes Tire Balancing... Again

    EQUAL revolutionizes the tire balancing industry again with Drop-In Bag packaging, completely eliminating the time needed to balance a truck tire. Simply place a bag of EQUAL into the tire during the mounting process.

    What We Didn't Do in 1999:

    • Check and upgrade our computer systems for Y2K
    • Party like it was 1999... because it was
    • Have Dale Jarrett use EQUAL to win the '99 Winston Cup
    • Raise the price of gas 7 cents from previous year
    <strong>Equal</strong> Revolutionizes Tire Balancing... Again
  • 2009: Ecoseal

    EcoSeal® Is Introduced

    ECOSEAL features an enhanced eco-friendly formula that eliminates corrosion and rust from wheels. Branded as the ideal waste hauler sealant, it offers an extreme heat cycle resistance, perfect for any application.

    What We Didn't Do in 2009:

    • Watch the final episode of The Guiding Light soap opera
    • Beat out Brad Paisley in the 44th Country Music Awards
    • Have to watch a movie about Captain Richard Phillips
    <strong>EcoSeal</strong><sup class='reg'>®</sup> Is Introduced
  • 2010: Checkpoint

    Checkpoint Is Introduced

    CHECKPOINT is released to address dangerous loose wheel nut issues on commercial truck wheels. Available in a number of sizes and configurations, CHECKPOINT makes the road safer for all drivers.

    What We Didn't Do in 2010:

    • Release the new iPhone 4
    • Kick Conan O'Brien off the Tonight Show
    • Beat Phil Mickelson in the 74th Masters Championship
    • Knock down the last piece of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
    <strong>Checkpoint</strong><sup>™</sup> Is Introduced
  • 2016: Equal Flexx

    Equal Flexx is introduced.

    EQUAL FLEXX was developed in partnership with the foremost experts in vibration analysis and tire testing. A wireless sensing system measured what happens inside the tire in real time, validated by hundreds of thousands of miles of truck data.

    What We Didn't Do in 2016:

    • Beat Usain Bolt for the Olympic Gold
    • Expect the Cubs to win the World Series
    • See "Finding Dory" less than twice
    <strong>Equal Flexx</strong> is introduced.

Our History

IMI Launches Flagship Product Sts Tire Seal

Robert Fogal, Sr. starts IMI, vowing to deliver ‘the kind of tire and wheel maintenance equipment the industry needs.' STS seals multiple tire punctures and prevents rusting and corrosion of the wheel, saving fleets around the world thousands of dollars in tire and wheel replacement costs. The trucking industry rejoices.

What We Didn't Do in 1973:

  • Invent the barcode
  • Have anything to do with Watergate
  • Sell gasoline for 45 cents a gallon
  • Throw a retirement party for baseball legend Willie Mays
IMI Launches Flagship Product <strong>Sts Tire Seal</strong><sup>™</sup> IMI Launches Flagship Product <strong>Sts Tire Seal</strong><sup>™</sup>

IMI Introduces the Wheel & Rim Refinishing System

This system answered OSHA's demand for safety and the industry's need for a full service wheel refinishing process, cutting fleet costs to restore wheels and rims.

What We Didn't Do in 1986:

  • Train Mike Tyson to become the youngest heavyweight champion
  • Induct Elvis Presley in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Invent the nicotine patch
  • Unveil the first laptop computer
IMI Introduces the <strong>Wheel & Rim Refinishing System</strong><sup>™</sup> IMI Introduces the <strong>Wheel & Rim Refinishing System</strong><sup>™</sup>

IMI Introduces Equal®

As the trucking industry's first internal balancing product, EQUAL eliminates the need for wheel weight balancing - saving fleets time, labor and maintenance costs. EQUAL continuously balances and provides unmatched vibration dampening to extend tread life.

What We Didn't Do in 1990:

  • Write the first web page for the World Wide Web
  • Sell the first in-car satellite navigation system
  • Release Windows 3.0
  • Launch the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit
IMI Introduces <strong>Equal</strong><sup class='reg'>®</sup> IMI Introduces <strong>Equal</strong><sup class='reg'>®</sup>

IMI's Innovative Airx Filtered Valve Cores Appear

AirX Filtered Valve Core significantly advances valve stem technology by providing a safety measure against air loss. This simple core maintains air pressure to help tires last longer and increase fuel economy.

What We Didn't Do in 1998:

  • Help Sergei and Larry start Google
  • Give BMW $570 Million to buy Rolls-Royce
  • Release Windows 98
IMI's Innovative <strong>Airx Filtered Valve Cores</strong> Appear IMI's Innovative <strong>Airx Filtered Valve Cores</strong> Appear

Equal Revolutionizes Tire Balancing... Again

EQUAL revolutionizes the tire balancing industry again with Drop-In Bag packaging, completely eliminating the time needed to balance a truck tire. Simply place a bag of EQUAL into the tire during the mounting process.

What We Didn't Do in 1999:

  • Check and upgrade our computer systems for Y2K
  • Party like it was 1999... because it was
  • Have Dale Jarrett use EQUAL to win the '99 Winston Cup
  • Raise the price of gas 7 cents from previous year
<strong>Equal</strong> Revolutionizes Tire Balancing... Again <strong>Equal</strong> Revolutionizes Tire Balancing... Again

EcoSeal® Is Introduced

ECOSEAL features an enhanced eco-friendly formula that eliminates corrosion and rust from wheels. Branded as the ideal waste hauler sealant, it offers an extreme heat cycle resistance, perfect for any application.

What We Didn't Do in 2009:

  • Watch the final episode of The Guiding Light soap opera
  • Beat out Brad Paisley in the 44th Country Music Awards
  • Have to watch a movie about Captain Richard Phillips
<strong>EcoSeal</strong><sup class='reg'>®</sup> Is Introduced <strong>EcoSeal</strong><sup class='reg'>®</sup> Is Introduced

Checkpoint Is Introduced

CHECKPOINT is released to address dangerous loose wheel nut issues on commercial truck wheels. Available in a number of sizes and configurations, CHECKPOINT makes the road safer for all drivers.

What We Didn't Do in 2010:

  • Release the new iPhone 4
  • Kick Conan O'Brien off the Tonight Show
  • Beat Phil Mickelson in the 74th Masters Championship
  • Knock down the last piece of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
<strong>Checkpoint</strong><sup>™</sup> Is Introduced <strong>Checkpoint</strong><sup>™</sup> Is Introduced

Equal Flexx is introduced.

EQUAL FLEXX was developed in partnership with the foremost experts in vibration analysis and tire testing. A wireless sensing system measured what happens inside the tire in real time, validated by hundreds of thousands of miles of truck data.

What We Didn't Do in 2016:

  • Beat Usain Bolt for the Olympic Gold
  • Expect the Cubs to win the World Series
  • See "Finding Dory" less than twice
<strong>Equal Flexx</strong> is introduced. <strong>Equal Flexx</strong> is introduced.
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Our Mission

We have given ourselves a clear mission: to deliver extra miles in extraordinary ways. That means constantly looking for new and better ways to solve issues and a willingness to brainstorm even the most unlikely ideas. When you let your creativity flow, great ideas are born. That’s how we develop products like EQUAL, which takes a different approach from traditional products to the challenge of uniform tire wear and balance – and outperforms those approaches. We’re eager to work with you to continue to deliver exceptional customer service and bring high quality solutions to the industry.

Success Stories

Experience IMI

Ron — Manager of Equipment, Services & Purchasing

"Our tire related service calls were on the rise due to punctures. We were spending $25,000 every month because of punctures and that doesn't even include downtime. One flat tire that requires a service call can make a load non-profitable in our business. With EcoSeal, I've seen tires with as many as 13 punctures in the tread area with no downtime, keeping us running and profitable. EcoSeal has gone above and beyond our expectations!"

Bruce — Fleet Owner

"Our tire related service calls were on the rise due to punctures. We were spending $25,000 every month because of punctures and that doesn't even include downtime. One flat tire that requires a service call can make a load non-profitable in our business. With EcoSeal, I've seen tires with as many as 13 punctures in the tread area with no downtime, keeping us running and profitable. EcoSeal has gone above and beyond our expectations!"

Fred — Fleet Owner

"When your tire shakes, the whole truck shakes. Using EQUAL has reduced
tire vibration and helps keep everything together with the truck. I don’t replace
u-joints; I don’t replace bushings. Even after 800,000 miles our trucks are still
like new. If anyone is trying to stay in the business of trucking today, they
should be using EQUAL."

Chris — Tire Shop Manager

"When it comes to wheel safety, it's much less expensive for us to refinish
wheels rather than replace them. Refinishing keeps our wheels on the road
longer and keeps them safer too! Wheel refinishing has cut our wheel
consumption by about 70%."