IIDM Behind the Scenes

Innovative-IDM Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Posted November 5, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

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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

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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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Tough Mudder 2019 (vid, 2 min)

Posted October 18, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

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Earlier this month, some of our DFW team met on a hot Saturday morning to slosh around in the mud. If they do it again in 2020, as they did in 2018, we might call Tough Mudder a DFW IIDM "tradition."

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Oct. 24 — HQ Grand Opening in Lewisville

Posted September 26, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

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We DO know how to throw a customer appreciation party. Our DFW customers can look no further than Thursday, Oct. 24, for the next chapter of revelry and debauchery fun.

Please RSVP to marketing@iidm.com if you are Dallas-Ft.Worth area customer and can make it. You can either come for lunch, or come to the after-work party -- whatever fits your schedule. See below for details.

October 24. Check it out.

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It’s Official: Wheels Off at Club Innovative

Posted by Pepper Hastings

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The wheels officially flew off the vehicle at our morning meeting on Friday.

After assembling at our normal 8:30 a.m. time, we were told we could not enter Club Innovative but instead were huddled in an adjoining room. We were advised to charge screaming into the room, a la some sort of cell extraction at SuperMax.

Britt and Mark led the way (right). What we found upon entry was a flapping chicken clucking and crowing, "How does everyone feel today?!!" It was sales pro Jeffery Miller's turn to lead the meeting -- all IA members lead at least once a month -- and Miller had taken ridiculous and turned it to absurd.

Why were these men and women chanting with a chicken? What can a chicken know about company sales goals and values. Where did this chicken costume come from? Who would be asked to demonstrate the Chicken Dance? And how would this all end?

With a high-five, of course. What a way to start a Friday, and one of the craziest things I've ever seen in a workplace -- legendary.

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