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Head Banging Billy Goats Win again!!!!

February 7, 2014

The Head Banging Billy Goats take the win for the second month in a row in Innovative IDM’s Legendary Customer Service competition.

Lead by their fearless leader Gina Arredondo, the Head Banging Billy Goats used every tool to their advantage in pulling out a win for the month of January.

When asked how they felt about the win the Billy Goats responded “Feels Good”.

The team will now plan a team lunch later this month on the company and also have earned themselves a half day off!!

Head Bangin Billy Goats Feb 2014 Resized

Great job to all involved!!

Super Dan, more powerful than a locomotive and I am pretty sure he can fix one too!

January 20, 2014

Super Dan

Here we have our lead tech Dan Holmes getting down to the needy greedy to saw off a few giant capacitor’s that blew up inside a drive. Whether its dirty, blown to a thousand pieces or made out of Kryptonite, Super Dan will be there.

— Edwin Catalan

Respect the fire!

January 20, 2014

Walking on fireTwo years ago when we last walked on fire, I felt like I was a seasoned veteran.  After all the Hooplas I knew going into kickoff I would walk and had no worries or thought of being burnt.  ‘No way it’s easy’ I told my family and friends.  I stood at the end of the fire pit thinking not of goals or how if I put my mind to something I can overcome anything.

To be honest I’m not sure what I was thinking as I realized it was my turn to stroll across the hot coals.  I took those steps and walked as I had done so many times before but as I stepped off felt what I can only describe as a small bite or hot spot on my foot.  I wasn’t fully in the moment and didn’t respect what was going on.

The pain lasted only a minute and I didn’t feel a thing the next day but now I know. It’s not about knowing you won’t be burnt, it’s about giving your all to something and knowing you can do anything you put your mind to.  This year I’ll take my time, maybe go last, and respect the fire.

— Brad Swift

Memorial Day: Remembering the Fallen

May 27, 2013

Graves at Arlington National Cemetary

The Springtime tribute to those fallen in battle, now known as Memorial Day, has been around since the Civil War era.  In 1868, Union Major General James A. Logan declared May 30th as Decoration Day – the words in his order for posts to decorate graves still ring true today:

“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. … Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

3 p.m. on Memorial Day is the National Moment of Remembrance – take a minute today to remember those who have fought and died in defence of our freedom.  For more on the long history of Memorial Day in the United States, click here for an article from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.