North Dakota Governor John Hoeven
North Dakota Governor John Hoeven

Ideal Aerosmith hosted more than 200 guests to celebrate the opening of its newest facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with an open house on April 28, 2010. The open house provided an opportunity for Ideal Aerosmith to thank their supporters and to recognize Ideal employees. Speakers included North Dakota Governor John Hoeven and Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown. The event was held at the new facility at 3001 South Washington Street in Grand Forks.

Following the event, Governor Hoeven stated, “Ideal Aerosmith is a dynamic company that has partnered with our state Centers of Excellence program to create innovative technology for unmanned systems, energy development, and national defense applications. We are pleased with the company’s innovation and growth and wish management and staff the very best for the future.”

Governor Hoeven was joined by ND Department of Commerce Commissioner Shane Goettle, who said, “Ideal Aerosmith is a great company. Its visionary leadership combined with top-notch technical expertise generates results and outstanding product innovation. That’s why this forwarding looking company has been embraced by North Dakota and the Grand Forks region.”

The 20,000-square-foot building is the new home of Ideal Aerosmith’s corporate offices and includes senior management, human resources, accounting, purchasing, quality, marketing, production, and shipping and receiving departments. The Grand Forks facility provides critical infrastructure to allow Ideal Aerosmith to meet its customers’ needs. Ideal Aerosmith also has locations in East Grand Forks, MN; Menlo Park, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; and the University of North Dakota Research Foundation (REAC1) research and development facility in Grand Forks, ND.

“The addition of the Grand Forks facility sets the stage for future growth of Ideal,” states John Mohn, Ideal Aerosmith President. “The relocation of a portion of our operations from East Grand Forks provides business units in both locations with capacity which will allow Ideal to take advantage of
current and future business opportunities.”

“In the past ten years, Ideal has experienced growth that is unprecedented in the more than 70 years of company history. In 2001, we had only one facility in East Grand Forks and now we have six locations across the United States,” commented Darren Stinson, Sr. Vice President of Test Services. “And it’s not just geographical growth; our revenues have increased by over 400% in the same time period.”