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Senator Conrad Visits Ideal Aerosmith

Ideal Aerosmith welcomed US Senator Kent Conrad to the new Grand Forks facility on June 2, 2010. Following a brief presentation about Ideal’s capabilities that contribute to the UAS industry, Senator Conrad had an opportunity to meet the employees and tour the facility. 

It’s just the sort of “advanced manufacturing” facility that the state of North Dakota needs more of, Senator Conrad said, and promised more like it as unmanned aircraft becomes more prominent in the area.

Senator Conrad is introduced to Marcy Beaver, an Ideal Aerosmith assembler, by Assembly Manager Brad Ortzman
Senator Conrad is introduced to Marcy Beaver, an Ideal Aerosmith assembler, by Assembly Manager Brad Ortzman

Bill Toomey, an Ideal Aerosmith assembler, and Senator Conrad discuss an in-process project.
Bill Toomey, an Ideal Aerosmith assembler, and Senator Conrad discuss an in-process project.

Ideal Aerosmith’s Vice President of Business Growth & Technology Jim Richtsmeier describes Ideal’s unmanned aircraft test capabilities to Senator Conrad.
Ideal Aerosmith’s Vice President of Business Growth & Technology Jim Richtsmeier describes Ideal’s unmanned aircraft test capabilities to Senator Conrad.