Who is RMI?
Rocky Mountain Industrial Supply (RMI) is a family business that is dedicated to making sure the workforce is safe. We’ve planted our roots in the Wyoming soil. And that’s something we’re proud of. We live here, we work here and we play here. And it’s our promise to be a trusted resource to you, our valued customer.
We’d like to share a little history of how we began.
Our founder, Jim Golay, started off in the industrial safety industry in 1984. He began his career working for a small, family run company. There, he came to understand the importance of customer service and earning trust. He was the kind of man who lived a life of integrity, generosity and kindness. He believed the safety of his customers was his number one goal. And over the years, he earned a reputation for fairness and honesty in the industry.
During his years working for the company, it was bought out several times by larger companies. Jim noticed another piece of the integrity and character slip away with each sale. The company’s level of customer service began to decline. At that point, he decided to take a step back and re-evaluate his position.
In 2007, Jim and his wife, Shelly, decided it was time to take the leap and go into business on their own. They acquired Underwood Supply, a small industrial distribution company in Casper, Wyoming. Their goal was to deliver honest and reliable products and services to the people in the Rocky Mountain region. They renamed the company Rocky Mountain Industrial Supply to pay homage to the place they call home. A short time later they opened a second location in Rock Springs. Together, they weathered the ups and downs of a trying economy. They did this through open and honest communication and by placing the needs of the customer ahead of their own.
Sadly, Jim was called home in June of 2014. He may no longer be with us, but he left a lasting impression on our hearts that will never fade. He left his legacy behind with his wife, his children Colton (CJ) and Ashley, and his employees. We often refer back to his words and his heart when we are in need of guidance. He loved big and that love extended to his customers as well. And, we remember that in all we do.
Shelly, CJ and our RMI team are committed to continuing that tradition of excellence that began many years ago. Our focus is to provide life-saving safety solutions to the workforce that we depend on every day. And, we do this through honest and straightforward relationships with our customers.
We have the knowledge and expertise to provide the best solutions for your safety needs. Every member of our team is not only knowledgeable about the products and services we sell, but excited to do it. Our knowledge makes us professionals, our passion makes us care.
Our mission: To provide lifesaving safety equipment that meets the demands of the industrial workforce.