March 10, 2014
IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, marks its 100th anniversary in 2014.
The company was founded in 1914 by William Oats Jeffery, a mining immigrant from England. International Refining & Mfg. Co., originally located in Philadelphia, moved to Evanston in 1919. The current building, with multiple expansions, has been occupied for the last 95 years. The company currently is under fourth-generation family leadership, with W. Jeff Jeffery serving as CEO.