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Success Story: KMI International Corp

KMI International Corp: Mohammed Ibrahim
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KMI International’s Mohammad and Karen.

Who’s made the biggest impact in your life?

Without question my Dad. He was an extremely wise man, educated, hardworking and honest. He was an incredible role model and I would not be the man I am today without him.

How did KMI come to fruition?

I was approached by a company to do their marketing. They had the products, but they did not know how to sell and market the line. After some time, I purchased the product directly from them and went door to door to sell the line. One of my buyers from WI recognized that I had a good eye and said, Mohammed you should start your own business.  I can remember the day as if it was yesterday, she said, “find a wholesale supplier and sell the merchandise” and I haven’t looked back since.

Our first show was at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. I had a 10×10 with hardly any inventory just latex magnolias and lilies made in Thailand. Thailand’s quality was the best and the magnolia’s and lilies were very popular. Since March 17, 1992 my wife Karen and I pride our company on quality, good pricing and customer service.  Those three points 
have and always will be the driving force behind KMI.

What new items can buyers expect to find at this February show? 

Succulents, lanterns and string lights are just a few of the new items you will find at our booth. We have the best quality and price in the market for berries.  Every year we try and come out with a new color or variation. This year buyers will find berries in grey and cream as well as other popular colors. 

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Quality products at a good price with great customer service are the driving forces behind KMI International.

If you could have dinner with someone dead or alive who would it be?

That’s easy my parents alongside with my wife Karen and my son Aadam. My parents have been gone for a while, and I would love to have one more chance to say thank you.

What advice can you give people who want to follow their passion like you do?

Work hard and be honest. My Dad taught me from an early age there are no short cuts in life. Also, good customer service is a must.

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Popular succulents by KMI International.

If people want to find out more about your products, or contact you, where can they look?

You can check out our website at or call us directly at 630-627-6300.

Find KMI International in the order writing exhibit hall from February 3-5, 2019 at our 3-day wholesale show at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.