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Cutting Costs

29 Nov , 2017  

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In April, Ideal Setech partnered with GMPT Warren Maintenance in taking their daily material replenishment review to the next level. The team targeted 3 specific areas to cut costs, all requiring a substantial amount of extra investigation as items come through MRP for daily replenishment: More…

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Manufacturing Day at WTO!

31 Oct , 2017  


Last Friday, Warren Transmission Operations hosted 90 students from Fitzgerald High School in Warren (30) and Pontiac Middle School (60) to participate in Manufacturing Day. This event is a national campaign designed to increase awareness on the importance of manufacturing in our economy. More…

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Ideal Spotlight: Kelly Cleaves

29 Sep , 2017  


Back in 2008, Kelly Cleaves joined The Ideal Group as an Ideal Shield Customer Service representative. In the 9 years since, Kelly has gone on to enjoy a wide variety of roles within the company.

Following her time with Ideal Shield, Kelly moved to Accounts Payable for Ideal Setech before being transferred to GM Warren Transmission as a Repair & Warranty Buyer in 2014. Two years later, Kelly moved to Howell Share the Spare operations as a Purchasing Analyst, then returned to GM Warren Transmission as a Purchasing Analyst in 2017. More…

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Ideal Setech Lends a Helping Hand

31 Aug , 2017  


On Wednesday, August 16th, four STS Howell employees participated in Livingston County United Way’s 16th Annual Day of Caring. This one-day community impact day was geared to help our seniors, youth, people with disabilities, area nonprofit organizations, and much more.  More…

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2016 GM Supplier of the Year Celebration

31 Jul , 2017   Gallery


Ideal Setech celebrated their 4th GM Supplier of the Year award in Southwest Detroit on July 21, 2017.

Guests and employees all joined together at Ideal Contracting’s Building C. The program began at 1pm with Jesse Venegas, Vice President of Ideal Group, serving as emcee. Speakers included Steve Kiefer, Senior Vice President Global Purchasing, and Supply Chain at General Motors, and Ted O’Leary, Ideal Setech General Manager. More…

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Setech Teams with GM to Give Back to the Forgotten Harvest Farm

30 Jun , 2017  


Forgotten Harvest Farm, a farm located in Fenton, Michigan, grows over 850,000 pounds of food each year. The farm harvests and distributes the produce to food banks across Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties. And it does this while only employing a handful of people, as it relies almost entirely on the help of volunteers to help plant, grow, and harvest the food distributed throughout Southeast Michigan. More…

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Congratulations Lorelei!

31 May , 2017  


Ideal Setech would like to congratulate Lorelei Fradette on receiving her U.S. citizenship on May 15, 2017. Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, Lorelei moved to the United States in September of 2010 to be with her then fiancé.  The process towards gaining her U.S. citizenship roughly began seven months ago in October of 2016. More…

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Announcements from Ideal Setech!

28 Apr , 2017  

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April has brought about exciting changes for Share the Spare, including Ideal Setech welcoming three new members to the team! More…

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Be on the Lookout!

31 Mar , 2017  


Ideal Setech will be launching their monthly newsletter, Critical Connection, on April 1st. The goal here is to better communicate the importance and vision of the Share the Spare (STS) program. More…

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Safety at Ideal Setech

28 Feb , 2017  


Always looking to grow and improve, Ideal Setech recently hosted its CPR training with seven team members; Sheri Allen (not photographed), Kim Flavell, Agustin Guzman, Sarah Oumedian, Tim Williams, Derek Johnson, and Sara Henkel. 

With the training complete, 40% of the Ideal Setech team at Share-the-Spare in Howell is now CPR certified.  More…