PSI kicks off 20-year anniversary by honoring first fleet customer

On December 18, 2012 Pressure Systems International (PSI) kicked off its 20-Year anniversary celebration with a luncheon honoring its first major fleet customer, H-E-B, one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation headquartered in San Antonio TX.

H-E-B started testing and using PSI’s automatic tire inflation system for commercial vehicles in 1994, playing a major advisory role in advancing and improving the original design. Today, the majority of H-E-B trailers are outfitted with the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI.

Tim Musgrave, president of PSI, recognized H-E-B with high praise for their support of the new company when it was initially founded in 1993. “We needed to prove that automatic tire inflation was a viable product for commercial vehicles that would give their owners good value. The people at H-E-B were a real partner to us in testing our system to give us data and to give us a roadmap for what a truck fleet would require to adopt the technology. Today, the idea of automatic tire inflation on commercial trailers has become widely accepted in large part because of the support from fleets like H-E-B.”

For the 20th anniversary celebration, PSI will be honoring 12 fleets, three for each five year interval from 1993 through the present, that have played a major role in the success of the company. In May 2013, the fleet customers will be featured at the 20th Anniversary Fleet Event hosted by Meritor and PSI in San Antonio. H-E-B was the first of three fleets to be honored for the years 1993 to 1998.

Automatic tire inflation as a new technology for commercial vehicles was born in San Antonio in 1993 when Marvin L Berry, PSI’s founder, acquired a patent for an inflation system to solve a tire-wear problem for an aggregate hauling fleet of 250 plus trailers that he owned. Today, Pressure Systems International is a world leader in automatic tire inflation systems.

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