Archive for April 2011

IT Helps Get It Done

April 26, 2011

It’s uncommon¬† for businesses in the automation and field service and repair industry to have an IT department — or an active blog. However, Innovative-IDM has both, including Charles Byron who just got the dreaded blue screen of death sets up all of our new computers.

10 New Employees Start Next Week

April 25, 2011

That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

Want to grow with us? We are hiring. Check us out at

Disco Balls? Why Not?

April 20, 2011

Does anyone else have a disco ball in their company meeting room? We have one in both Houston and Carrollton offices. How cool is that? That’s where we gather each morning to bring up the different ways that we helped customers the day prior, our Legendary Customer Service meeting — otherwise known locally as “hoopla”. Each of our associates has a chance to compliment a co-worker each morning. How many offices do that every, single morning?

BTW, did you know that a 12-inch disco ball (mirrored ball) runs about $8. At that rate, there is no reason that every home in America shouldn’t own one.

Yaskawa Advanced Servo Training for Customers

April 19, 2011

Right now, in our training room in Dallas. Advanced servo training from Jeff Moyer of Yaskawa Motion. Nice to have the big dog of servo training in our building. This same class comes to Houston on Thursday. Are you signed up?

28,000 Donuts and Counting

April 19, 2011

By our count, we’ve delivered more than 28,000 donuts to a certain customer over the past 11 years. Wow.

PLC Training Coming to Oklahoma City, Tulsa, First Week of May

April 19, 2011

One of our most popular, the OMRON PLC training class, comes to OKC and Tulsa. Seating is limited at this point.

OKC PLC Training
May 3, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hampton Inn – OKC Airport

Tulsa PLC Training May 4, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Embassy Suites I-44

$249 (includes catered lunch and PLC hardware and software)

Plus, you leave with $200 in actual hardware and software (see below or click here.)

This is one of our most popular classes of the year. Ed Allen of OMRON will teach this class.

How easy is it to sign up for OKC or Tulsa PLC training?

Call 877.906.2100 and sign up NOW.

April 15 Means Taxes and the Day Abraham Lincoln Died

April 15, 2011

lincoln-chairYes, it’s Tax Day. But it’s also the day in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the night before while watching a show in Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. He was 56 and the first U.S. president to be assassinated.

What’s this got to do with factory automation? Well, the chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth resides — blood stains and all — in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford, of course, is considered the father of modern factory automation. And now you know.

April Fools Shennanigans at Innovative-IDM

April 1, 2011

From the I-IDM vaults comes this timely, 30-second classic. After all, No. 4 of our four Company Goals is to “Have Fun!”

April Fools Prank at Innovative Automation from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.