IIDM Behind the Scenes

Building Bikes for Christmas and Kids

Posted December 13, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

In late summer of 2017, one of our core suppliers challenged Innovative-IDM and some of its other larger distributors to purchase, build and donate bicycles for local charities to give to kids at Christmastime. Our Culture Improvement Agency worked closely with Parker to secure the sources for the bikes and helmets. Three Christmases later, we have built and donated close to 200 bicycles to charities in the Dallas and Houston areas. Thanks to our team for making a huge difference for kids. Check out our 2019 efforts in the video below.

IIDM Build a Bike for Kids-- 2019 from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Another Happy Customer: Chicagoland

Posted November 12, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, IIDM Behind the Scenes

Here's an email received yesterday by our Chicago branch manager praising the work of Chicago controls engineer Jon Dutton.

From: KF
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 9:58 AM
To: Tim Mueller <Tim.Mueller@iidm.com>
Subject: [one thing...]


I just wanted to take a minute to express my gratitude for the time and effort you guys put in on getting [our line] up and running.  Still some bugs to work through, but overall it’s come together nicely.  I have to say that Jonathan’s hard work, and especially patience, was especially appreciated.  His level of professionalism is something we really don’t see anymore.  Despite some serious challenges, and a customer that perhaps was adding to those challenges, he continued to maintain a thoughtful and solution focused mindset.  His willingness to work through problems, even late into the night, was truly exceptional.

Just wanted you to know what a unique asset you have there, though my guess is that you probably already know that.

Thanks again.


KF | Operations Manager, Waukegan, IL

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Innovative-IDM Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Posted November 5, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

Innovative-IDM moved into its new HQ office and UL501a Panel Shop on July 1, but we waited until late October to have our Grand Opening Customer Appreciation event. (We had a few things to fix in our new building before we were ready for guests.) We kicked it off with a ribbon cutting, and capped it off with a party. See video below. Did I mention it rained probably four inches during the afternoon and evening?

Innovative-IDM owenership cuts the ribbon Oct. 24. From left: Adam Ring, Gene Gray, Todd Mueller, Tim Mueller.

Innovative-IDM Grand Opening from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Chicago Branch PingPongPhenomenonPaloooza

Posted October 24, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

Earlier this month, some of our sales engineers were in the Chicago area for factory training at Omron, one of our core vendors of automation and safety. Some of the many Omron products popular with our customers PLCs, and safety solutions such as light curtains, e-stops, and safety monitoring relays.

After Omron training, our Chicago branch hosted a cookout and ping pong tournament. Guess who won? (1 min video)

Ping Pong Phenomenon from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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