From humble beginings to leading innovations.
BlackJack currently operates under the corporate name FCI Marketing Inc. FCI stands for Factory Connections International. When FCI first began BlackJack was a product that was still being perfected in order to make an even better tire repair for the distributors and professional tire-repair users. Now over 20 years later, BlackJack has proven to be one of the best tire-repair product lines in the industry and sells to over 60 countries around the world. Jim Parker, the president and CEO of FCI, developed both FCI and BlackJack tire repair. Jim was born in Missoula, Montana and raised on a farm in central Missouri. He moved to Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1971 where he owned and operated a service station for seven years. Five years later in 1976, Jim and his wife Beverley founded FCI.
For over 30 years, Jim Parker and FCI have been supplying wholesale auto parts to professional tire-repair and auto-repair centers. FCI has built a reputation and customer base second to no one in the automotive industry. FCI's efficient, service-oriented approach takes all of the effort and aggravation of a repair shop manager and tailors their products to the needs of the managers by maintaining an organized inventory and packaging design. By using the Inventory Management System, our national network of FCI Distributors keeps thousands of repair shops well organized and stocked with fast-moving products that each shop uses most often. With BlackJack's recyclable product packaging, not only is FCI making shop managers more organized, but also they are allowing them to be environmental friendly by reusing our recyclable product packaging.
We have designed our products to help the distributor and allow them to take full advantage of every product we provide. We have also committed ourselves to helping the customer be satisfied with their product by offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee for the life of the tire.
After 35 years of offering our products only to warehouse distributors, we have now opened up our products to the merchant distributor. These merchants supply to the professional carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, truckers, farmers and anyone that is out and about all day. These people have proven to appreciate the time-saving value of having their own BlackJack tire repair kit.