Recent News about IMI

News & Press

March 2013

Independent Mechanical Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year. Incorporated by Harry J. Reynolds and Walter E. Schmidt in 1923, as the Independent Boiler & Tank Company, the firm continues to deliver on the core values of Safety, Quality, and Integrity, established by its founders. The company, now in its third generation of family ownership, is piloted by John M. Reynolds and Joseph P. Reynolds.

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March 2013

Independent Mechanical Industries Receives Meritorious Performance Award

For the third year in a row, Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) has been presented a Meritorious Performance Award by the Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA) for its work during 2012. The award recognizes contractors who have exhibited exemplary safety performance while working at the sites of TRMA members.

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June 2012

Independent Mechanical Industries Receives
Safe Workplace Award

For the second year in a row, Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) was presented a Safe Workplace Award by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago (MCA). The award recognizes contractors who have exhibited exemplary safety performance with their Pipefitter workforce.

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April 2012

Independent Mechanical Industries Receives Meritorious Performance Award

For the second consecutive year, Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) has been presented a Meritorious Performance Award by the Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA) for its work during 2011. The award recognizes contractors who have exhibited exemplary safety performance while working at the sites of TRMA members.

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June 2011

Independent Mechanical Industries Receives Safe Workplace Award

Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) was recently presented a 2010 Safe Workplace Award by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago (MCA). The award recognizes contractors who have exhibited exemplary safety performance with their Pipefitter workforce.

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March 2011

Independent Mechanical Industries Receives Meritorious Performance Award

Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) was recently presented a 2010 Meritorious Performance Award by the Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA). The award recognizes contractors who have exhibited exemplary safety performance while working at the sites of TRMA members.

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June 2010

IMI Employees Volunteer at Local Food Pantry

Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) employees recently committed to volunteering for over 120 hours, at a local Food Pantry in the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.

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May 2010

IMI Awarded Contract for Mechanical Work at Union Station

Kiewit Western Company recently awarded Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) a contract for mechanical work at Union Station. . .

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May 2010

IMI Lobbies Washington on Issues Critical to Industry

Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) CEO John M. Reynolds joined nearly 150 other contractors in lobbying members of Congress on issues critical to the contracting industry.

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February 2010

IMI Awarded Design/Build Contract for Boiler Facility

U.S. Steel recently awarded Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc. (IMI) a Design/Build contract for a new Boiler Facility at the Gary Works – East Chicago Tin facility.

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November 2007

Chicago: IMI's Sweet Home

Independent Mechanical Industries Inc. could have left Chicago for cheaper land in the suburbs, but the company stayed loyal to the city it has called home since 1923.

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