Founded in Detroit in 1941 as X-Ray Incorporated, the company first provided in-house radiographic, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant nondestructive inspection services primarily to the U.S. Army Air Corps—the precursor to today’s U.S. Air Force. As a founding member of the fledgling aerospace industry, the company was heavily involved with a number of World War II programs including the historic B-24 bomber produced at Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run Plant, the F4U-G Corsair fighter and the Pratt Whitney R2800 radial engines they used. X-Ray Incorporated also performed inspections for the Army and Navy on various components for the Garand rifle, Sherman tank, PT boats and other craft.
In the 1950’s and 60’s, the company grew and added NDT laboratories across the country in Florida, Indiana, Connecticut, Michigan and Ohio. The aerospace connection continued with inspection work for Pratt Whitney as they developed their jet engine technology.
Test Equipment Distributors (TED), now a premier supplier of nondestructive testing equipment and supplies to industry, was founded in 1971. Both TED and the X-R-I Testing Division grew through internal growth as well as a number of strategic acquisitions in the 1980’s and 90’s. Tronix, a successful NDT supply company in the southeast was acquired in 2001. With the purchase of the NDT supply business of Universal NDT in California in 2007, TED is now the only truly national player in the NDT supply segment.
Composite Inspection Solutions (CIS), part of X-Ray's technologies group specializes in composite NDT with focus on co-located capability with composite manufacturers. With a further need to inspect composite aerospace structures, X-Ray Industries acquired Arcadia Aerospace in 2011. This addition to the family of companies gives X-Ray paramount strength to solve even the most complex inspection needs for the composite materials arena.
Most recently, in February 2012, X-Ray Industries joined forces with Thermal Wave Imaging to constitute, ThermaLogix. The new venture joins the world-wide leader in the development of quantitative thermography systems with X-Ray’s quality system, certified labor and ability to deploy technology into the aerospace and energy markets.
To better reflect the diversity of the organization, X-Ray Industries and its subsidiaries will fall under a new parent holding company, Integrity Aerospace Group, Inc.
While x-ray technology is in Integrity Aerospace's DNA, it is much more than an x-ray company today.
Today, the family of companies are serving all the prime manufacturers in a vibrant aerospace industry. IAG prides itself in meeting the high reliability testing needs of leading companies in the aerospace and other industries for over 70 years. The current leadership is committed to the values that the company was founded on many years ago.