Archive for October 2011

Yaskawa Spirit Wear for Your Vehicle

October 27, 2011

Now, here’s what every industrial engineer needs. An official Yaskawa license plate holder, available for a mere $1 at the Yaskawa e-store.  BTW, Innovative-IDM is an authorized Yaskawa repair facility and one of the leading distributors of Yaskawa AC drives and servo products.


Slideshow from Houston Oktoberfest

October 26, 2011

Slideshow from DFW Oktoberfest

October 26, 2011

New Shoes for the Wagon

October 26, 2011

Remember this heinous act of crime? Now, our delivery truck is back in business with a new set of wheels and tires. PLUS, we got four brand new cinder blocks in the deal.

Welcome Kat: Buzz Makes a New Friend

October 21, 2011

When Buzz heard that there was a cat in the office, he was afraid he might have a Tweety and Sylvester situation on his hands.  He was relieved to meet Kat, the newest member of our Customer Service team.  Welcome to Innovative-IDM, Kat!

Donald Schools Buzz on Field Service!

October 21, 2011

When did Buzz get his driver’s license?

Donald truly is one of Innovative-IDM’s hardest working,
Legendary customer service providing,  Sr. Field Service Studs.

You know you’re rockin’ good at field service when you can teach Buzz how to fix stuff!

Buzz said Donald is one heck of a mentor but next time he pulls a field service gig he needs a hard hat. Where do you get a Buzz sized hard hat?

Dammit . . .

October 20, 2011

This is our DFW delivery vehicle. It also once was Gene’s personal truck. The thief took the wheels, tires and even the magnetic Innovative-IDM signs.

Jason Scott shot the chilling crime scene photo (top) in the wee hours upon arrival at work. Later (bottom), Buzz made his take on the situation.

You know, they used to hang horse thieves.

Ladies Day in Dallas

October 19, 2011

For every 10 guys who work at Innovative-IDM, we thank God everyday there are one of these to help keep them civilized. Here’s our Dallas ladies crew enjoying lunch today, representing accounting, customer service, operations, human resources and marketing.

One question: Where are the dudes?

ABB Low Voltage Price Increase Coming Jan. 1

October 19, 2011

We received this letter from ABB yesterday. Looks like a 5%-7% increase is on the way Jan. 1.


November 1, 2011

To:                   ABB Low Voltage Products Customers

Attn:                 Purchasing Manager/Pricing Personnel

cc:                    ABB Sales & Marketing Personnel

Ref:                  Pricing Action Announcement Effective January 1, 2012

Increased global demand has forced continued upward pressure on the cost of raw materials and components we use to manufacture ABB Low Voltage Products. While ABB has worked to increase manufacturing efficiencies to offset these costs, we find ourselves forced to increase the pricing of our products 5-7%.


ABB will honor existing quotations for 60 days from their inception.  After that period, all open negotiations must be re-quoted.  All orders currently in-house that are not released (hold for release status) will be subject to the price increase.

Standard product orders entered for immediate release (shipment) by Friday, December 30, 2011 at 5:00pm CST will be invoiced at the current price levels. Orders received after Friday, December 30, 2011 at 5:00pm CST will be invoiced at the new price levels.

Houston: Need More Raffle Tickets?

October 12, 2011

If you go to our Facebook Page and “LIKE” us, we’ll give you two extra raffle tickets to our Oktoberfest party tomorrow in Houston. Big prizes, including a 23-inch monitor, blowout computer speakers, iPhone accessories, American flag kits and more. If you already “LIKE” us, post on our Wall that you would like some extra tickets.