Archive for September 2010

We are MOVING in Carrollton

September 17, 2010

I guess this makes it official: Todd and I picked up a 26-foot truck today in preparation of our moving to a new location.

For those who have enjoyed visiting us at our Valwood address, the site of many customer appreciation events, legendary customer service acts, and so on, do not fret. WE ARE ONLY MOVING LESS THAN 500 YARDS.

Our new address is 1625 Wallace, Carrollton, Texas, 75006. You basically just drive around the block from our Valwood location and you’re there. — ph is Your Address for Quick Quotes

September 16, 2010

Here’s an email we received today at which is our email address for quotes on Yaskawa drives, Omron sensors, field service requests, SMC pneumatics and all things automation and controls. Several of us are thinking about volunteering our bank account numbers so we can help this poor individual . . .

From: Mr. Abdulai Alhassan []
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 6:10 PM
Subject: Sincerely

Hello my dear, how are you with your family? How is work hope all is moving very well. My name is Mr. Abdulai Alhassan, Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration International Commercial Bank Accra Ghana.

Contacting your is to assist Mr. George Srbija as an investor to received this amount $42,800,000.00 (Fourth two million eight hundred thousand United State Dollars) in your account by mean of bank to bank transfer OR through diplomatic mean of transfer to your country. This fund was deposited on 22nd July2006 by his mother (Mrs. Violeta Srbija) a Yugoslavian, she died on October 19th 2008.

There family Lawyer did not agreed to relies the Bond that was sign by Mrs. Violeta with the bank encase of any eventualities or death which will enable the bank to transfer the fund to the next of Kin which is George Srbija, until he provide an investor that will help him invest the money. According to the Lawyer he i saying that the  bond is supreme that the provision have binding force in all Authorities and persons throughout the bank

The boy is not happy is disturbing me so much in my office everyday, i can send you the attachment intersperse of the deposit if you can help the boy and give you there family Lawyer address to contact.


Mr. Abdulai Alhassan.

Tropical Storm Hermine

September 8, 2010

This was the scene on my route to work this morning, southbound service road of I-35E at FM 407 exit.

Disturbing Snow Globe

September 4, 2010

Sometimes on weekends, the office is empty. No checks or balances, and the lunatics take over the blog with photos of pets, children, fishing and hunting trophies, and . . . . snow globes?

This has nothing to do with automation but I ran across this disturbing snow globe on an inventor’s Web site. More disturbing snow globes are here.

It Took Less Than a Week . . .

September 3, 2010

As you might have heard, Innovative Automation purchased Omron Service Centers on Monday, creating Innovative-IDM in the wake. So our new employees in Houston already get it after four or five days– you got to live it, or take it elsewhere. Innovative-IDM is the HOME of LEGENDARY customer service, as evidenced on Charles Manning’s office window. Hug it.

Innovative-IDM Branch Phone Numbers; New Remittance Address

September 1, 2010

Innovative-IDM Branch Phone Numbers

Omron Service Centers has been purchased by Innovative Automation. Our new name is Innovative-IDM. All branch phone numbers remain the same and are listed below.

Toll Free Customer Service
877.906.2100  or  800.395.4106

Remittance address is now:


Dept. D8084

PO Box  650002

Dallas, Texas 75265

Dallas-Ft.Worth – Automation and Controls

Main:    214.574.9500

Fax:       214.574.9503

Dallas-Ft.Worth – Repairs and Tech Service

Main:    214.351.1375

Fax:       214.351.1427


Main:    281.880.2100

Fax:       281.880.2181

Los Angeles

Main:    562.693.9048

Fax:       562.693.6549

Oklahoma City

Main:    405.799.5055

Fax:       405.799.2786


Main:    918.254.8646

Fax:       918.254.5410

Baton Rouge

Main:    225.751.5397

Fax:       225.751.5429


Main:    770.953.8381

Fax:       770.953.9631


Main:    901.795.9448

Fax:       901.795.9591

Mobile, Alabama

Main:    251.666.9854

Fax:       251.666.9855


Main:    205.988.5580

Fax:       205.985.7073