The i2k Way

VISION

To be America’s largest sewing contractor specializing in Industrial Sewing and Hot-Air/RF welding
creating hundreds of jobs for Americans and less reliant on foreign factories/products.

MISSION

We are doing this by creating an extensive training program on various machines and operations to
create a multitude of sewn and welded products that the United States Armed Forces, Businesses
and Consumers depend on.

PURPOSE

i2k’s PURPOSE is to bring more jobs back to the United States and teach Americans of all
ethnicities to thrive in a specialized workforce and secure a long-lasting career to support their
lifestyle and families.

Steve Gray

CEO

As Co-founder and CEO, Mr. Gray has poured his heart and soul into building i2K and its subsidiaries to run at top performance. He uses his 28 plus years of experience in manufacturing operations and conceptualizing new and creative products year after year while maintaining the high standard of quality i2K has been known for in this multi-faceted industry. 

Steve Gray

CEO

As Co-founder and CEO, Mr. Gray has poured his heart and soul into building i2K and its subsidiaries to run at top performance. He uses his 28 plus years of experience in manufacturing operations and conceptualizing new and creative products year after year while maintaining the high standard of quality i2K has been known for in this multi-faceted industry. 

i2k Steve Gray

Steve Gray

CEO

As Co-founder and CEO, Mr. Gray has poured his heart and soul into building i2K and its subsidiaries to run at top performance. He uses his 28 plus years of experience in manufacturing operations and conceptualizing new and creative products year after year while maintaining the high standard of quality i2K has been known for in this multi-faceted industry. 

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Merl (Buck) Gray

Vice President

Veteran of the U.S. Air Force Second Airman machinist of strategic air command with top security clearance worked on several aircraft including the SR-71 and U2.

After the Air Force, Mr. Gray worked as Operations Manager and Logistics for Western Carloading before joining his son Steve at i2k in 1993. Buck is still active in the business at 79 years old and continuing to solve challenges with new projects.

Merl (Buck) Gray

Vice President

Veteran of the U.S. Air Force Second Airman machinist of strategic air command with top security clearance worked on several aircraft including the SR-71 and U2.

After the Air Force, Mr. Gray worked as Operations Manager and Logistics for Western Carloading before joining his son Steve at i2k in 1993. Buck is still active in the business at 79 years old and continuing to solve challenges with new projects.

i2k History timeline

1993

Steve Gray and father Meril (Buck) Gray formed inflatable 2000 Inc. which was one of 6 manufactures of inflatable amusement products in the country.

2000

We started a separate division called The Fun Company, which encompasses our rental division of inflatables, carnival rides, casino equipment, concessions, etc.

2004

We positioned the company to also offer inflatable promotional products, i.e. inflatable advertising balloons, helium blimps, giant product replicas etc.

2008

Inflatable 2000 received a GSA contract enabling us to sell amusement, promotional, decoys and inflatable shelters to the US government.

2013

We purchased an airbag patent and soon branded it as i2k AirPad c/Zero Shock technology.

2017

We rebranded the entire company, Inflatable 2000 is now known as i2k and Zero Shock is now i2k AirPad.

2018

Focusing on AirPads for the Fall Protection/Fall Arrest industry (OSHA)

2020

Dedicated assets and focused on business processes to scale our operations.

There's No Limit to What We Can Do!

If You Can Imagine It, We Can Build It!

Industrial Cutting, Sewing, and Hot-Air / RF Welding.

• Inflatable Military Decoys & Targets
• Inflatable Tents & Shelters
• Inflatable Training Wall Systems
• AirPads for Fall Protection/Fall Arrest
• AirPads for Trampoline Parks & Gyms
• Isolation Capsules, Suits & Masks
• Promotional Inflatables

• Inflatable Amusements
• Hot-Air-Welded PVC & TPU Bladders
• Large Format Digital Printing & Lamination
• Anti-Corrosion Fabrics for Rust Protection
(Aircraft/Equipment covers)
• Drop-Stitch (Barges/Airtracks/Training Walls/Pools)
• Retractable Aircraft Hangars