Built from a parking lot sweeping business, Jay Thomason led Industrial Applications into concrete sealing, polishing and epoxy coating. Jay and his team began to do work all over the country, taking on jobs that required some quick learning and a lot of long hours and hard work. Jay learned all he knows through the school of hard knocks, making mistakes, fixing them until the customer was delighted, and working himself to the point of exhaustion. Industrial Applications grew as they hired the best of the best when a large materials vendor closed their contract applications division and decided to refer out their work. Industrial Applications was originally formed as an LLC and later incorporated.
Being in the business since 1989, there is a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise on the IA team, and we routinely take on unique and challenging projects. But, jobs don’t always go perfectly. Defining moments for Jay and IA are when something needs to be done to make a job right for the customer and we unequivocally make it happen, and when the customers realize they can trust that we will make it right.
In 2008, Jay bought a business to open a division in Birmingham, started a supply company (Tri-State Supply Solutions) and brought on a Director of Operations to manage the crews during a strong growth phase – which continued while the rest of the country was battling the recession. He bought a building and relocated the company offices from Ferrisview Rd near to the airport to its current location at 5665 E. Raines Road in Memphis. Opening a division in Pittsburgh in 2011, Jay continues to desire to grow the company further in the future.
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