Our History


Industrial Metal Finishing began with humble beginnings. William Jacob Loeser, Bill as he was known to colleagues, friends, and family, joined the Navy in 1941. The Navy sent him to Georgia Tech where he earned an Aeronautical Engineering degree. He graduated in 1943 and was subsequently sent to the Pacific for World War II for maintenance repair on airplanes. After the war ended, Bill returned to Houston and begun working for an oil service company designing rigs and drilling wells. In 1950, using his knowledge and experience, Bill started Industrial Metal Finishing in what is now known as Rice Village. His first customer was IBM, who he was refurbishing typewriters with its classic wrinkle paint finish. Due to his growing list of customers, the business moved to its current location in 1954 adjacent to a manufacturing company. In 1958 the business expanded when Bill bought the vacant building when the manufacturing business moved. The company continued to expand in the 1960’s and 1970’s with the most recent development consisting of a modern shipping and receiving warehouse.

Running Since 1950


A second and third generation owned and operated business, IMF is both an innovator and leader in the application of industrial finishes. Over 50,000 square feet of workspace under seven buildings, IMF has the capacity to offer a wide range of finishes and services. IMF expects the unexpected, so we offer expedited delivery to satisfy your changing business needs. We provide our services to a variety of industries including OEMs, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Aeronautical, Military, Machine Shops, Fabrication Shops and Fastener Manufacturers and Distributors. Please contact our Sales Department (email1) for more information.

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