In the early 1990s, Uni-Mist, Inc. tackled excessive lubricant
usage in the metal forming industries. At the time there was no environmentally responsible way to apply lubricants
to coil stock. The introduction of the uni-Roller application system in 1993 was an instant success. Metal forming
manufacturers searching for ways to comply with more stringent environmental regulations and reduce their lubricant
expenses found the uni-Roller was their answer. In addition to saving lubricant costs, companies realized they
could reduce waste disposal costs and create a cleaner work environment, too. It was not long before word spread
around the world about uni-Roller benefits.
As our product line and markets expanded beyond spray systems, we changed the
company’s name from Uni-Mist, Inc. to UNIST, Inc. in 1996. The name unifies our efforts to improve all
manufacturing and assembly processes throughout the world.
In 1999, UNIST rolled out the first SPR-2000 Programmable Fluid Controller. This
greatly enhanced the range of operations suitable for the uni-Roller systems. More customers in more markets became
part of our non-friction success story.
Then in 2000 we developed the central Coolube Supply Station to provide a consistent
supply of pressurized fluid to your applications and minimize downtime. That same year we created the co-axial
rotary fitting for coolant fed spindles.
Today UNIST production facilities encompass a 40,000-square-foot
plant (a big change from Wally’s original 9x12-foot office!). The plant is located on five acres within five
minutes of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Each one of our employees is committed to
reducing the amount of fluids used to keep production equipment operating efficiently, saving our customers money
and protecting the environment. It’s a non-friction story we plan to write for decades to come. We hope you become
part of it. Let’s talk about how you can start saving money today.
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