Oil Free Lubricant Manufacturer


IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, IL, a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2014.

IRMCO® was founded in 1914 by William Oats Jeffery, a mining immigrant from England.  International Refining & Mfg Co was originally located in Philadelphia, PA then moved to Evanston in 1917.  The current building with multiple expansions has been occupied for over 100 years.  IRMCO® continues the family tradition with fourth generation leadership in W. Jeff Jeffery as CEO.


IRMCO believes that people make a company, and business success is achieved by everyone having a stake in the outcome and a culture that values business excellence and environmental stewardship. Through an open book culture, IRMCO’s global team continually strives to consistently surpass client’s expectations and provide tangible, lasting business and environmental value.


A global technology company driven to improve the metal forming/stamping industry. IRMCO provides tangible value and improved output quality, metal forming, assembly, cleaning, finishing, and environmental results through dedicated people, advanced lubricant technologies and applied science techniques.


INTEGRITY – We honor our commitments and hold ourselves to a high standard of character and humility, reaching out to those in need.
PEOPLE – We believe in the value of every individual and that the future of the company is dependent on the knowledge, creativity, skill, teamwork and integrity of each associate.
RESPONSIBILITY– We demonstrate a high standard of responsibility to our customers, partners, suppliers, community and each other.
EXCELLENCE – We continually strive for excellence. We expect every product and service we provide to consistently surpass the expectations of our customers and partners.
COMMUNICATION – We recognize and encourage open and continuous communication from everyone. Choose words and communication methods that are in the best interest of IRMCO and customer. Seeking complete truth. Anything that jeopardizes our values and beliefs will not be tolerated.