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Community

Closing in on successful First Robotics Rookie seasons!

30 Mar , 2015  

Robotics Collage

The Detroit Cristo Rey Kinematic Wolves and the DHDC Rec’n Crew wrapped up an exciting Rookie Season in First Robotics! The Kinematic Wolves received the Rookie All Star Award in its first competition in Southfield and showed tremendous growth during their competition in Woodhaven where they were an Alliance Team Captain! Since they won the Rookie All Star Award the Kinematic Wolves will present at Regionals in Grand Rapids, April 8-11 at the DeltaPlex. More…

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Ideal Surplus in the Community

30 Mar , 2015  

Jose (SURPLUS)

Ideal Surplus Sales provides items to the Southwest Detroit community for their everyday use. Thanks to the founders of an online market named Tianguis del Area de Detroit, Ideal Surplus has been able to sell products such as janitorial supplies, hand tools, electrical equipment, etc. at affordable prices to the community. Jose Quintero, Ideal Surplus Intern, manages this program. More…

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Ideal gets CPR Certified!

30 Mar , 2015   Gallery

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Throughout March, Jon Anglin, Ideal Safety Director, has been teaching CPR certification courses. He has successfully trained over 100 Ideal employees this year in American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED!!
Check out some photos of your fellow work colleagues saving their dummies!

Community

Merritt Street Clean-Up

30 Mar , 2015   Gallery

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On a cold March Saturday morning, 80 volunteers from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, BuildOn, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit Bees, Detroit Cristo Rey, Ideal employees and others came out early to volunteer at our very first Merritt Street Clean-Up. Teams were divided and volunteers targeted streets and alleys. Two 30 yard dumpsters were filled, and 200 tires were picked up. More…

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Ideal Setech Donates to Bowl for Kids’ Sake

30 Mar , 2015  

Bowl fo Kids

Ideal Setech donated $300 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest fundraising campaign of the year.  Money raised through the campaign enables Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit to match children in a professionally supported one-on-one relationship with a caring adult. More…

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PROMAT 2015

30 Mar , 2015  

Promat Show

Ideal Shield attended Promat 2015 on March 23 – 26, 2015 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Over 800 vendors promoted their products. The tradeshow exhibitors showcased their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems. Frank Venegas, Loren Venegas, Linzie Venegas, Marty Venegas, Chris Parenti, Abel Gutierrez, Ramon Alvarado, Victor Peña, Dennis Knittel, and Brad Schick all attended Promat 2015. More…

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2014 Supplier of the Year

30 Mar , 2015  

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Congratulations to Ideal Contracting for receiving the 2014 Supplier of the Year Award. As one of only 78 suppliers who received this award, Ideal Contracting is one of the elite GM Suppliers. “Winning the GM Supplier of the Year Award 10 of the past 11 years is truly an honor and something that we never take for granted.  This latest award is a true example of what can be accomplished when we collectively utilize the strengths of our employees and business partners when our customer needs us most.  The Great Flood of 2014 provided us that opportunity.  More…

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Ideal Spotlight

2 Mar , 2015  

Dennis Place

Ideal Surplus’ Dennis Place was recently promoted to Warehouse Manager. This September will be Dennis’ fifth anniversary with Ideal Surplus. Dennis manages the warehouse staff and handles inbound and outbound product shipping and general warehouse management. Dennis has two children, Sarah and Nick.  He is also a huge fan of the Detroit Red Wings as evidence by his Red Wing clock in the picture.  When asked what his favorite part of working at Ideal was he responded,  “ the quick pace”.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award

2 Mar , 2015  

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Frank Venegas, Jr. received the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice award from Dartmouth College on January 29th. The Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards honor selects individuals who have contributed significantly to social justice, peace, civil rights, education, public health, or environmental justice. Frank Venegas, Jr., is a graduate of the Tuck School’s Minority Business Executive Programs. More…

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Ideal Shield Guardrail Crash Test

2 Mar , 2015   Video

Ideal Shield’s guardrail withstands the impact of a 20,000 lb. forklift going 5 mph, making it the strongest guardrail on the market!