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

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.

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

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