TMI Celebrates 25 Years of Strip Door Solutions
The year 2013 marked TMI International, LLC’s silver anniversary. In 1988, TMI introduced its first line of PVC strip doors offering an affordable, practical solution to lower energy consumption and costs. Twenty-five years later, TMI produces a comprehensive line of products, all designed to manage a wide range of environments.
TMI founder Jos Kleynjans commented, “We developed the most diversified, but least expensive, doorway closures and combined the manufacturing of strip doors with international trading. This concept created the foundation for the company name; TMI: Trading & Manufacturing Industries.” Within 15 months of its founding, TMI was in the black. “I was always aware that energy is a valuable and costly commodity,” Kleynjans said. “The foundation of TMI was such that the company had unlimited potential … TMI ultimately turned out to be exactly what we expected.”
TMI evolved and developed, introducing several exclusive products to the strip door industry, including Rip-A-Strip®, a continuous roll of PVC strip door replacement strips, (US Patent # 6,933,030) and the timesaving strip door hardware Save-T Loc® (US Patent # 6,941,999). “Recognizing market needs and being able to provide added value as well as quick service made TMI a leader in the industry,” Kleynjans said.
Throughout the past 25 years, TMI has made several acquisitions to further diversify its portfolio, including the PVC extrusion facility Win Plastics and most recently the cleanroom and enclosure company Simplex Isolation Systems. Frank Mummolo, TMI’s president and CEO, said, “We expect the considerable synergies between our respective product lines and end markets to fuel significant growth for the entire enterprise.”