Tag Archives: CIA

Victoria Day Brisket Cookoff

Posted May 24, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes


Victoria Day

Why is Queen Victoria roasting a hot link?

Why do we celebrate Victoria Day with a brisket cookoff? Nobody is really sure, but our third annual VDay event drew entries from employees and Dallas branch associates. Our friends from SMC Pneumatics and Yaskawa Drives were again in attendance. This is an outstanding event sponsored by the Dallas Culture Improvement Agency. Associate sponsors included Drink Machine Incorporated and L2's Kountry Kitchen.

If you've never tried to sample eight different briskets in one sitting, it's a challenge. After the judging was finished, Innovative-IDM's Michael Mueller had unseated two-time defending champ Mike Kutac of SMC. Kutac, gracious in defeat, finished third.

Innovative-IDM 2016 Brisket Cookoff from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Culture Improvement Agency Dallas Team

Posted February 17, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes


Say Hello to the 2016 Dallas CIA. The Culture Improvement Agency (CIA) is comprised of Innovative-IDM volunteers who help steer the evolution of our culture through: Events, Recognition & Morale, Communication, New Hire Onboarding and Community Outreach. There is a CIA team in both Houston and Dallas.

Dallas Culture Improvement Agency

Dallas Culture Improvement Agency. From left: Jesse Simental, Chad Kauffman, Michael Mueller, Anabel Simental, Gina Arredondo, Omar Mediano.



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