Archive for October 2013

DFW Automation Technology Symposium

October 31, 2013
November 21st – Automation Technology Symposium in DFW.  You will not want to miss keynote speaker Col. Mark Tillman, Former Commander of Air Force One on 9-11, discussing the concept of a Zero Fail Mission.  Admission to this event is FREE for manufacturing plant executives who RSVP.
DFW Automation Technology Symposium
November 21st, 2013
DFW Westin Conference Center
To RSVP, call Vanessa Muse at 214.256.7674 or email
DFW Automation Technology Symposium Nov 21

DFW Halloween Costume Contest

October 31, 2013

Thank you to everyone at the DFW Innovative-IDM office who dressed up today for our Inaugural Halloween Costume Contest!  Vote for your favorite here on the blog – voting will go until 4:30pm today!

Pumpkin Carving Contest – Vote for your favorite!

October 28, 2013

The Inaugural Innovative-IDM Pumpkin Carving Contest starts now!  Vote for your favorite here on the blog – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on Halloween.  Thank you to all who participated – these pumpkins look awesome!

Innovative-IDM Pumpkin Carving Contest

Innovative-IDM Pumpkin Carving Contes


Parking Ticket?!?!?

October 24, 2013

Parking Ticket?!?!?

I was at a customer site today and got a text from a co-worker that my car had been ticketed. Good grief!! When I walked out of the plant, sure enough there was the yellow paper under my windshield wiper. As you can tell from the picture, it’s not exactly what I was expecting. However, Marc Phelps, our Board Repair Manager, might have a little insight into this prank. Three words for Marc and Buzz, “Revenge is sweet!”

Buzz gets ready for Halloween

October 18, 2013

It looks like Halloween at Innovative-IDM – our Dallas and Houston offices are looking festive and spooooooky.  Dallas had a special guest show up to decorate -Spiderman joined in the fun and left some 8 legged friends behind.   Lots of fun coming up at Innovative-IDM.  We have a Pumpkin Carving Contest on October 28th and a DFW Costume Contest on Halloween.   Get ready to vote for your favorites right here on the blog!

Innovative-IDM Thinks Pink!

October 17, 2013

On Monday, October 14th IIDM employees from Dallas and Houston wore pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It was a great turn out and thank you Women’s Imaging Center of Houston, Texas for challenging us to show our support.

Buzz Welcomes Roberto Ponce to Innovative-IDM

October 9, 2013

Join Buzz in welcoming Roberto Ponce to the Innovative-IDM team!  Roberto joins Innovative-IDM from Coldwell Banker in Frisco, Texas and AVMG in Richardson, Texas. He grew up in Richardson and is working on his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The University of Texas at Dallas. Roberto’s hobbies and interests include working out, painting, sports, the Dallas Cowboys, taking his dogs on walks, going to the movies, and outdoor activities.

Roberto Ponce joins Innovative-IDM

Roberto Ponce joins Innovative-IDM

Yet ANOTHER Satisfied Customer

October 9, 2013

One of our key account reps, Klent Prewitt, received this email yesterday about customer service rep Rhonda Motte. Another happy customer. Find out why at our Web site.

From: Dennis
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:13 AM
To: Klent Prewitt
Subject: FW: Innovative Quote_201309160049 PO 4512617950
Importance: High

Klent, just for your attention as to the great job Rhonda is doing for me, she is quite a gal, we really appreciate her, please give her a $5.00 hr. raise, my thanks.

For Don Larsen, Strike Three Was “Automatic”

October 8, 2013

It was 57 years ago today that Yankee righthander Don Larsen threw the only no-hitter or perfect game in World Series history.

Game 5 of the 1956 Series ended when Larsen caught the Dodgers’ Dale Mitchell looking on a 1-2 count. Mitchell had struck out just 118 times in 11 major league seasons heading into that game. Umpire Babe Pinelli, working the plate for the final time in his 22-year umpiring career, rang up Mitchell on what looked to be a high pitch.  How’s that for “automation” — ump Pinelli ringing up a hitter who averaged about 12 strikeouts PER SEASON. Was it really a strike? Or was Pinelli not willing to let the game go another pitch, lest his chance for a place in baseball history (in his last game behind the plate) be swatted away by a flip single to the opposite field.

Mitchell should have known better when the count moved to two strikes. Swing the bat, Dale! The next pitch is AUTOMATIC. And that’s automation (kind of). BTW, that’s future Yankees manager Billy Martin at second base with the telltale Yankee Stadium field level scoreboard in the background.


Buzz Welcomes Stewart Bissell to Innovative-IDM

October 7, 2013

Join Buzz in welcoming Stewart Bissell to Innovative-IDM! Stewart joins Innovative-IDM after 15 years with Therm-o-Link, Inc. in Garrettsville, Ohio. He grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and earned his associate’s degree in Applied Science and Electrical Engineering from Kent State University. Stewart also has certification in Electrical / Mechanical Maintenance. Stewart’s hobbies and interests include computers, electronics, and PlayStation. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Stewart Bissell joins Innovative-IDM

Stewart Bissell joins Innovative-IDM