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MAY 1, 2017

St. Augustine, Florida
EY Announces Doug Brady of Ideal Aluminum Products
Entrepreneur Of The Year
® 2017 Award Finalist in Florida

 

EY today announced that Doug Brady of Ideal Aluminum Products is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Florida.  The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Brady was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 23 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Brady stated, “I am so very honored to be among Florida’s top entrepreneurs.  This is a great group of people and companies.  But I am not here alone.  I have the support of all of the great people of Ideal Aluminum every day who make this one of the absolute best companies around.”  Brady’s co-owner, Michael Siegel said, “No one deserves this recognition more than Doug.  He works tirelessly, thinks five steps ahead, and is an inspiration to our people.  There is hardly anything better than owning a business with your best friend, especially when he has the acumen of Doug.”

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Florida, sponsors also include PNC Bank and Vaco.
About Ideal Aluminum Products
Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY’s Growth Markets Network
EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a member of the global EY organization that provides services to clients in the US.

For more information, please visit ey.com.

 

February 20, 2017

IDEAL ALUMINUM NOMINATED FOR MANUFACTURING AWARD


Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award. The award, granted jointly by the Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes, is intended to recognize and elevate manufacturing business excellence among Florida’s manufacturing community.  Florida ranks among the nation’s top 5 states for manufacturing and is home to more than 19,000 manufacturing companies.


The award - and the process leading to the award - are designed to:

    • recognize high-performing Florida manufacturing companies;
    • offer a framework for sharing manufacturing best practices; and
    • provide participant companies with feedback and opportunities for improvement to develop high-performance manufacturing companies throughout the state.

 

Michael Siegel, co-owner of Ideal stated, “We are honored just to be nominated for this award.  Make no mistake however, we would love to win.  The nomination itself serves to continue to recognize the efforts that the entire Ideal team has made to be a great company, serve our customers, and be a great citizen of the State of Florida.”

 

Recognition of finalists and announcement of winners will take place at the Florida Sterling Annual Conference and Banquet in Orlando on June 2, 2017.

 

More about the award and the next phase of the process can be found at
https://www.floridamakes.com/what-we-do/mbe-award.stml?platform=hootsuite

 

About Ideal Aluminum Products
Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

January 5, 2017

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT FENCETECH


Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the American Fence Association’s FenceTech Convention on February 1-5 in San Antonio.  The AFA’s FenceTech show is the premier trade show in the fence, gates and railing industry. Once again, This year, the show is partnered with the Metalfab trade show to create synergy with attendees.  Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display.   Ideal will featuring its fence stocking program as well as its full suite of custom products.  “FenceTech is an excellent opportunity to engage with our existing customer network and identify new strategic partners. We are always grateful for the opportunity to participate in this annual industry event,” said Doug Brady, of Ideal Aluminum.


To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show in booth 1001. 
To learn more about the show, visit http://www.americanfenceassociation.com/fencetech/.


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

 

November 18, 2016

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT VISITS IDEAL ALUMINUM


On Friday November 18, 2016, Governor Rick Scott visited Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing in St. Augustine, Florida.  The purpose of his visit was twofold – to make his monthly jobs announcement for the state of Florida, and to laud Michael Siegel, Doug Brady (the owners of Ideal) and the entire Ideal Aluminum Products team on their contributions to the economy of the State of Florida.


Governor Scott said, “I was proud to visit Ideal Aluminum today, a manufacturer that has created more than 110 jobs for families in St. Augustine. In the last year, 25,000 new jobs were created by businesses like Ideal Aluminum in Northeast Florida, which is great news. We will continue to do all we can to make Florida the most business-friendly state in the nation so job creators can continue to invest in our state and provide more opportunities for our families.”  About Ideal Aluminum, Governor Scott added, “It’s always fun to be around businesses, especially businesses that make something.  I don’t think you can build an economy if you don’t have manufacturing, if you don’t have people who build things.”


St. Johns County Commissioner Rachael Bennett added, “St. Johns County, our first priority is really economic development and bringing opportunities to our residents for high-paying wages. “Ideal has been one of our most magnificent success stories.”


Doug Brady, co-owner of Ideal Aluminum, said, “We are overwhelmed with the honor of Governor Scott’s visit and the recognition given to Ideal.  This recognition actually validates the real value of our business- our great people. To know we have had a positive impact on so many is the greatest reward.”


Michael Siegel, co-owner of Ideal Aluminum, said, “Today we are humbled. This visit and what we have accomplished together with the State of Florida and St. Johns County validates that the entrepreneurial and financial risks we took have been worthwhile.”


Below are links to various media outlets and coverage of the day’s events.
http://www.flgov.com/2016/11/18/gov-scott-northeast-florida-added-25000-jobs-over-the-year/
http://staugustine.com/news-local-news/2016-11-19/ideal-aluminum-celebrates-its-success-visit-gov-scott
http://staugustine.com/slideshow/2016-11-18/gov-scott-tours-ideal-aluminum#slide-1
http://aluminiuminsider.com/ideal-aluminum-lauded-for-creating-quality-jobs-by-florida-governor-scott/
http://www.fox30jax.com/news/local/florida-governor-rick-scott-to-make-jobs-announcement-in-st-augustine/468416317


About Ideal Aluminum Products

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

February 1, 2016

IDEAL ALUMINUM MENTIONED IN ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD


Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, was mentioned, and co-owner Michael Siegel was quoted, in a recent story in the St. Augustine Record on February 1, 2016.  The article is a summary of manufacturing activity, both nationally and locally. 

 
The article can be found online at
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2016-02-01/although-manufacturing-down-nationwide-local-companies-find-growth


About Ideal Aluminum Products
Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

January 4, 2016

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT FENCETECH


Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the American Fence Association’s FenceTech Convention on January 12-15 in Nashville.  The AFA’s FenceTech show is the premier trade show in the fence, gates and railing industry. Once again, Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display.   Ideal will be featuring its top and bottom track cantilever gates and louvered systems in addition to traditional fence.  “We are looking forward to FenceTech.  It’s in Nashville, which is a great location for our customers and prospects,” said Doug Brady, of Ideal Aluminum. Michael Siegel of Ideal Aluminum added, “We know a lot of our friends in the industry will be with us here, and it is great to continue to enhance those relationships at the convention and casually after the show.”


To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show.


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

November 9, 2015

Ideal Aluminum Celebrates Award at GrowFL’s 2015 Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch Gala
Ideal Aluminum Products Wins Prestigious Honor


Ideal Aluminum Products celebrated its win of GrowFL’s “Companies to Watch” award for 2015 in Orlando on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the HardRock Live in Universal CityWalk.  The Companies to Watch program is a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation and growth.  Ideal is among 50 statewide companies that was recognized.  This recognition was the result of intense competition and an extensive diligence process, which started with greater than 500 nominees. The November 5th dinner was the gala event celebrating the award for all of the winners.

“It was a tremendous evening for Ideal tonight.  Michael and I are here tonight accepting this award, but it really should be accepted collectively by all of our great people at Ideal.  The fact is that they are who and what make Ideal so great,” said Doug Brady, co-owner.  Michael Siegel, Brady’s business partner added, “I am so very proud of what we have accomplished together, and it was great to spend tonight with loved ones, friends, and supporters who helped us reach this day.”

The program recognizes second-stage companies, which are defined as those with six to 99 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

The 50 companies named the 2015 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.2 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,000 employees between 2011 and 2014. Together, the companies project a 23 percent increase in revenue and 19 percent increase in job growth in 2015.

 

 

For a full list of those joining Ideal Aluminum on the Florida Companies to Watch, please visit www.growfl.com.

About Ideal Aluminum Products
Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

About GrowFL
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida.  By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research, Peer Learning and Leadership Development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  GrowFL has assisted more than 800 companies through the Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 200 successful entrepreneurs through the annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.  Learn more at GrowFL.com.

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the Event
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October 31, 2015

Ideal Aluminum Products featured in Products Finishing Magazine


Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, was the subject of a story recently featured in the print and online editions of Products Finishing Magazine.  The article is actually a comprehensive article about Ideal, its reemergence as a premier provider of aluminum products and also focuses on Ideal’s recent $2 million investment in its new state of the art powder coating equipment in its St. Augustine plant.

 

The article can be found online at
http://www.pfonline.com/articles/ideal-solution-for-florida-powder-coater

September 2, 2015

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS WINS GROWFL’S “COMPANIES TO WATCH” AWARD

 

St. Augustine, Florida. — GrowFL announced today that Ideal Aluminum Products, headquartered in St. Augustine, is a winner of its Florida “Companies to Watch” award for 2015, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation and growth. Ideal is among 50 statewide companies that have been recognized. This recognition was the result of intense competition and an extensive diligence process, which started with greater than 500 nominees.

 

Ideal’s leadership, management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several additional factors that put them in contention for the award.

 

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

 

“This is a high honor for all of us at Ideal Aluminum, and it is public recognition for what we are trying to accomplish. We strive every day to build a great company,” said Doug Brady, co-owner. Michael Siegel, Brady’s business partner added, “We have one major value that we live by -- we want to be vital to everyone we touch. We want to be an employer of destination. We want to be our customers’ best vendor, and we want to be our vendors’ best customer.”

 

“This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies,” said Dr. O’Neal. Second-stage companies are defined as those with six to 99 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.  

 

The 50 companies named the 2015 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.2 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,000 employees between 2011 and 2014. Together, the companies project a 23 percent increase in revenue and 19 percent increase in job growth in 2015.

 

For a full list of those joining Ideal Aluminum on the Florida Companies to Watch, please visit www.growfl.com.

 

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized November 5 at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando.

 

About Ideal Aluminum Products

 

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

 

More About GrowFL

 

GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 

About the Edward Lowe Foundation

 

Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth.

July 25, 2015

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS FEATURED IN POWDER COATED TOUGH MAGAZINE

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, was the subject of a cover story recently featured in the print and online editions of Powder Coated Tough Magazine. The article focused on Ideal’s recent $2 million investment in its new state of the art powder coating equipment in its St. Augustine plant. The article can be found online at http://digitalmedia.powdercoating.org/PCT2015JulyAugust/index.html#p=1

July 19, 2015

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS FEATURED IN ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, was recently featured in an update article in July 19, 2015 edition of the St. Augustine Record. The article focused on Ideal’s move to St. Augustine, the immense growth of the company since its acquisition in 2010, and its impact on the area. The article can be found online at http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2015-07-19/ideals-move-st-augustine-just-one-more-step-toward-vitality#.VbkPwV7bKM9

June 26, 2015

GROWFL ANNOUNCES 2015 FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH FINALISTS

Ideal Aluminum Products Among Second-Stage Businesses

Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor

Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, was among the first round of 2015 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL.  The awards event - now in its fifth year - honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. More than 500 companies were nominated for this year’s award.  The 101 finalists collectively represent $694 million in annual revenue and employ 3,280 full-time equivalent employees.

Doug Brady, Co-Owner of Ideal stated, “I am proud of our company and our people on a daily basis.  This recognition by GrowFL is just icing on the cake for us but it is great for others to notice all that we are doing at Ideal.”  Michael Siegel, Co-Owner of Ideal said, “The recipe for having a Company to Watch is not complicated.  It is hard to execute, but not complicated.  It is only about people.  We must continue to recruit, reward and retain great people from all the way from the hourly workers in our plant, to the management team and everywhere in between.”

The Florida Companies To Watch program consists of two rounds of selections.  Finalists now advance to the second round, where they will be further evaluated based on their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy and empowered employees. 

“We applaud these first round finalists, all of which exhibit impressive strengths in entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social/community responsibility and competitive business practices,” says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Executive Director.

Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies To Watch is a distinguished awards program specifically designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”

The winners will be announced in late August. The 2015 honorees will be celebrated at the awards ceremony November 5th at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Resort.

About Ideal Aluminum Products

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

 

About GrowFL

GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida.  By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research, Peer Learning and Leadership Development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  GrowFL has assisted more than 800 companies through the Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 200 successful entrepreneurs through the annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.  Learn more at GrowFL.com.

 

 

January 15, 2015

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT FENCETECH

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the American Fence Association’s FenceTech Convention on February 3-6, 2015 in Orlando. Ideal is proud to be a Silver Sponsor in support of the show and the American Fence Association. Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display once again. Ideal will be featuring its very successful mechanical railing system, gates and louvered systems in addition to traditional fence. “We are excited to be back at FenceTech. It’s in our backyard this time, so we are hoping that many of our customers and prospects will be in attendance,” said Doug Brady, of Ideal Aluminum. To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show at booth number 1123.

 

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

April 1, 2014

IDEAL ALUMINUM ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS RELOCATION


Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, announced today that the company will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing plant to St. Augustine, Florida in St. Johns County from DeLand, Florida. Over a several year period, up to 120 jobs will be created or relocated starting later this year.


Ideal made the decision to relocate to St. Augustine after considering locations in Georgia and Florida, including up and down the northeast coast of Florida from Volusia County all the way to Duval County.  Moving its plant will allow for increased manufacturing efficiencies, improved logistics, better access to Ideal’s fast growing customer base and operational savings.


Ideal co-owner Michael Siegel said, “With our continued fast growth, we have been looking for the right location to serve as a long-term solution for Ideal.   This move enables us to build a world class manufacturing plant and better serve our customers.”  Doug Brady, co-owner of Ideal added, “We are going to execute this relocation with as little disruption to our workforce and customers as possible.  We are proud of our operations and hope that they will be enhanced in both effectiveness and efficiency by moving to St. Augustine.”  As part of this move, Ideal will relocate and employ a combined workforce of greater than 120 in the first several years, and should continue to grow at an annual rate of 30% from there.


“St. Johns County is proud to welcome Ideal Aluminum Products,” said Melissa Glasgow, the County’s Director of Economic Development. “The company will become our newest major employer.  Ideal expressed a desire to locate in a community that they could partner with, so I am honored that they recognized that level of interest from St. Johns County.  We look forward to a long and prosperous business association,” added Glasgow.

 

Jay Morris, Chair of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, said, “We’re pleased that Ideal Aluminum Products selected St. Johns County for its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing operation.  The project will provide significant economic benefit to our county through the high number of well-paying, new jobs to be created and commercial tax base to be generated, and will complement the growing number of businesses in the County.  Economic development is a top priority, and this project reinforces the message that St. Johns County is committed to attracting quality companies to our area.”


Siegel and Brady acknowledged the hard work of all those involved in this effort.  Siegel stated, “We owe a debt of gratitude to Melissa Glasgow and the entire St. Johns County Economic Development Team.  We are also grateful to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for their partnering with us to keep this fast growing manufacturing business in Florida.”  Brady reminded everyone of what a team effort this was.  “We have the benefit of having the very best real estate representative in Paul Partyka from NAI Realvest.  He worked tirelessly for Ideal to get us the very best location and building at a great value.  We are also grateful to Mainstreet Community Bank, Florida First Capital and the U.S. Small Business Administration for stepping up to provide financing for this project.”


After renovations and construction of an entirely new state-of-the-art powder coating line, Ideal will relocate in the fourth quarter of 2014.


About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.


Project Fact Sheet

 

Project Panther:  Ideal Deals, LLC, d/b/a Ideal Aluminum Products


Manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing products sold in 20+ states and Caribbean for residential, commercial and industrial projects.


Relocating from Deland, Florida where they were occupying leased space.


120 new jobs over several years to St. Johns County.

 

Job types include manufacturing (plant), finance and sales/service (office), and executive.

 

Average company wage of $40,000, 10% above St. Johns County’s average county wage.

 

Purchased a vacant 145,000 square-foot building at 3200 Parker Drive, St. Augustine 32084

 

Total capital investment $6.5 million: Includes property purchase and renovation, and over $2 million in new equipment.

 

Target opening: 4th Quarter 2014.

 

Florida Incentive package offered:

State Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund (on 30 net-new jobs to be created)                            $ 90,000
(with $18,000 local financial support from SJC)
State Quick Response Training Grant                                                                                         $ 48,000
SJC Local Economic Development Grant                                                                                     $ 21,560
                                                                                                                                               $159,560

Interesting tidbit:
Purchased facility at 3200 Parker Drive previously occupied by Ideal Division of Stant Corporation, manufacturer of automotive exhaust hoses and clamps.


 

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Photos of some of Ideal’s products

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Quality of Life information about St. Johns County

 

      Highest ranked school system in the state 2010-2013

      Identified as the healthiest county in the state 2012 and 2013

      Abundant natural resources including beautiful beaches

      Crime rate well below the state average

      Excellent array of public facilities and services

      Award-winning libraries and recreational amenities

      Diverse arts and culture opportunities and venues

      Integrated health, social services, and medical facilities

      Home of PGA Tour and several world-class sporting events

      Nationally recognized higher education destination

      Vibrant local economy experiencing continued growth

       

Links to some of the media coverage
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/04/01/central-florida-firm-moving-hq-to-st-johns.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/04/01/why-ideal-aluminum-picked-st-johns-county.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/04/01/exec-st-johns-more-aggressive-than-jacksonville-in.html
http://staugustine.com/news/business/2014-04-01/ideal-aluminum-moving-st-johns-county#.UzxKPdhOUdU

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140403/BUSINESS/140409877/1024?Title=iDeal-Aluminum-plans-move-from-DeLand-to-St-Augustine&tc=ar


Link to St. Johns County Commission meeting presentation
http://stjohnscountyfl.swagit.com/play/04012014-504

 

January 23, 2014

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT FENCETECH


Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the American Fence Association’s FenceTech Convention on March 4-8, 2014 in Las Vegas.  Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display.   Ideal will also be debuting its new best in class mechanical railing system.  “We are excited to be back at FenceTech.  It is a great chance to catch up with customers and friends. Our outstanding growth continues and FenceTech is a great place to show new products and listen to what our customers and prospects want,” said Doug Brady, of Ideal Aluminum.


To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show at booth number 1061.


About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

January 20, 2014

LEO KIRBY JOINS IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS AS DIRECTOR OF SALES

 

Deland, Florida – Michael Siegel and Doug Brady, owners of Ideal Aluminum Products, proudly announce that Leo Kirby has joined Ideal Aluminum Products as Director of Sales.  Leo is an accomplished sales leader bringing 25-plus years of experience in sales and sales leadership.  He has led regional and national sales forces in both the insurance and propane industries.  Most recently, he was the South Florida Regional Manager for AmeriGas where he led the fastest growing business unit in the entire company.   


Siegel said that “Leo brings the expertise and track record of a successful Director of Sales.  We are very excited to welcome Leo to our management team.  With his experience, creative and adaptive sales approach and innovative problem solving skills, we know he will be a dynamic addition to Ideal.  Additionally, his fresh perspective from outside of the industry should help continue to propel us forward.”  Kirby said, “I am excited to have joined Ideal.  Ideal is one of the fastest growing companies in the fence, gates and railing industry.  My expertise is in recruiting, building, leading and rewarding great sales teams.  I am confident that my experience can help continue Ideal’s powerful growth in the future.  I know that we will constantly be in the hunt for new talent as we enter new markets and more deeply penetrate the markets we are already in.” 


Leo started with Ideal on January 6, 2014 and can be reached at lkirby@ideal-ap.net or (786) 295-7227.

 


About Ideal
Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

November 16, 2013

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS CONSIDERS RELOCATION


Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing announces that it is considering a relocation of its current operations from the Deland, Florida area.  The subject of a feature article in the Daytona Beach News Journal yesterday ( http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20131125/BUSINESS/131129627#gsc.tab=0 ), Ideal acknowledged that it is looking at sites in both Florida and Georgia.

 
In August 2013, Ideal signed a short-term lease with the new owner of its current building in an effort to maintain short term continuity.  Michael Siegel, of Ideal Aluminum, remarked that Ideal needs “to get into a more secure situation that meets our medium and long-term needs.  Those needs include being in a property (building and land) that will support the fastest growing company in the fence industry.  Our compounded annual growth rate is off the charts, and we have to be in a location that supports that growth and expansion.”


“We have the best workforce in the industry,” said Doug Brady of Ideal Aluminum.  “Wherever we relocate to, we are going to do our very best to not disrupt this workforce.  Ideal Aluminum is not a building or piece of property.  Ideal doesn’t become Ideal until our people walk in the door for work each and every day.”


Ideal is working with local and state officials in both Florida and Georgia to discuss what incentives may be available should Ideal choose to relocate in those areas.  Siegel indicated that a decision should be made sometime in the Spring of 2014 with the hopes of move by the end of calendar year 2014.

About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

September 15, 2013

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SHOW


Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing is proud to be attending and displaying at the American Society of Landscape Architects Show on November 15-18, 2013 in Boston.  Ideal’s best in class styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display.   “This is a great opportunity for Ideal to present our products to a new audience.  We are first time exhibitors at this show, and know that the audience will be a great one.  We hope to continue to build confidence with the landscape architectural community that we are well suited to serve their needs,” said Michael Siegel, of Ideal Aluminum.


To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show at booth number 2131.

About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

October 26. 2012

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES VETERAN FENCE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE JOINS COMPANY

 

Michael Siegel and Doug Brady, owners of Ideal Aluminum Products, proudly announce that Barbara Kaluhiokalani will be joining Ideal Aluminum as a Sales & Service Representative. Barbara brings 19 years of experience in the aluminum fence industry with her to Ideal, having spent most of those years as the lead inside sales and service representative at Delgard. Barbara will remain based in the Northeast and will focus on serving Ideal’s rapidly growing customer base.

 

Siegel said that “we are very excited to have someone of Barbara’s caliber and experience step in to be an important part of the team at Ideal. She is a customer service visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator and will be a tremendous asset for Ideal. We are at a critical moment in the aluminum fence industry, and we believe that Barbara will be able to help Ideal successfully implement its strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.” Kaluhiokalani said, “I am honored and excited to be joining Ideal. Ideal’s revenue and customer base has doubled over the last 2 years. It will be very exciting to work with a growing company that has so much more to offer than just aluminum fence. I am also very confident in the leadership of Michael and Doug and where they are planning on taking Ideal.”

 

Barbara begins work with Ideal on October 29, 2012, and can be reached at barb@ideal-ap.com or at (386) 337-1255.


About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

 

February 2, 2012

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS AT FENCETECH 2012

 

Ideal Aluminum Products would like to thank everyone that took the time to visit our booth at FenceTech 2012 in Miami Beach. The show was a great opportunity to reach out to new customers and meet face to face with existing customers and vendors.

 

Please take the time to browse through our images from FenceTech 12’ and we look forward to seeing you in Houston next year.

 

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496

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December 27, 2011

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT FENCETECH

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the American Fence Association’s Fencetech Convention on January 25-27, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display. “Ideal Aluminum Products had a great 2011 and we are excited to share our new product lines for 2012 at Fencetech in January. We encourage everyone to stop by our booth and find out what separates us from our competition.” said Michael Siegel, of Ideal Aluminum.

 

To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show at booth number 1146.

 


About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

 

August 23, 2011

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS WEBSITE
 

Michael Siegel and Doug Brady, owners of Ideal Aluminum products, proudly announce new enhancements to the company's website, including a new state of the art Fence Solution which allows property owners to see Ideal’s fence as it will be on their property prior to purchase. The site, at www.ideal-ap.com, is designed to provide a genuine fence design experience for a prospective customer.

 

Siegel said that property owners can upload a photo of their own property and see how Ideal's suite of products will look on their property before they make a selection. Brady stated, "there is opportunity for the consumer to see different styles, colors and accessories of the product as it will actually exist once installed on their property." Both agree that not only will this help the consumer select a product, but it will help the fence contractors in selling Ideal's product. Contractors can go out to a prospect, take a picture of the home or commercial property, upload it and picture what Ideal's product will look like instantaneously.

 

Ideal hopes that all property owners will use its Fence Solution in consideration of buying a fence.

The Ideal marketing team in Deland, Florida, created the Fence Solution, and will continue to add products, options and capabilities to the Designer over time.

 

ABOUT IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS

 

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fences, gates, and accessories. The company’s fencing products include residential, commercial, and industrial fences. It also offers railing products for Departments of Transportation, water treatment facilities, parks/trails, bridges, condominiums, marinas/seawalls, retaining walls, stair rails, and balconies. In addition, its gate products comprise estate gates, custom gates, cantilever gates, chain link frame gates, privacy panels, and louver gates. The company has roots back to 1927 and is based in DeLand, Florida.

As part of its communication efforts Ideal Aluminum invites everyone to visit its website www.ideal-ap.com.

July 27, 2011

"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" AGAIN WILL FEATURE IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS
 

An upcoming episode of ABC television network's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE) will include railing produced and installed by Ideal Aluminum Products. The episode will air in October 2011 (Season 9, Episode 4).

 

The Ideal manufacturing team in Deland, Florida, made the fence and volunteered their time to support the project.

 

"Once again, Ideal Aluminum is proud to partner with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to create a better home and better life for the Marshall Family and Jubilee House," said Michael Siegel of Ideal. “This is so meaningful because it is beyond helping one family. It is about helping veterans and their children -- people who have given so much to our country in the service of others. It is a privilege for Ideal now to be in service of them.”

Jubilee House offers shelter, support, and services such as mentoring and life coaching for homeless women veterans. Along with housing 3 women veterans and their children, the Jubilee House works with over 30 homeless women veterans seeking assistance each week. The House serves as an extended family for the women – as with many experiences while serving in the military, they form tight bonds with each other through their shared experience and mutual support.

 

Each episode features a race against time on a project that would normally take at least four months to achieve, involving designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to build an entire house plus the exterior and landscaping. Viewers see the transformation of the home and the reactions and emotions of the deserving homeowners.

 

The Emmy award winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," in its eighth season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8-9 p.m. ET on ABC.


About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

March 28, 2011

WORLD FENCE NEWS APRIL 2011 EDITION FEATURES IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS

Deland, Florida - The upcoming April 2011 issue of World Fence News features an article profiling Ideal Aluminum Products.  The article focuses on the acquisition of Ideal Aluminum Products and the activity to restore Ideal to its rightful place as one of the leading aluminum fence, gates and railing companies in the industry.

 

Click here to view the article.


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company's website at www.ideal-ap.com <http://www.ideal-ap.com>  or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.  

February 1, 2011

EPISODE MARKS DONATION OF RAILING MADE AND INSTALLED BY IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS

 

Deland, Florida – An upcoming episode of ABC television network's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE) will include railing produced and installed by Ideal Aluminum Products. The episode will air on February 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC-TV

The Ideal manufacturing team in Deland, Florida, made the railing. Ideal team members from across the company assisted with installation and volunteered their time to support the project.

 

"For our first time, Ideal Aluminum is privileged partner with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to create a better home and better life for this deserving family," said Michael Siegel of Ideal. “It has breathed new life into our company in that we can give back to our community and to people who deserve this so much.

 

Each episode features a race against time on a project that would normally take at least four months to achieve, involving designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to build an entire house plus the exterior and landscaping. Viewers see the transformation of the home and the reactions and emotions of the deserving homeowners.

 

The Emmy award winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," in its eighth season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8-9 p.m. ET on ABC.  

 

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.  

January 10, 2011

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS NEW ‘BEST IN INDUSTRY’ QUICK SHIP PROGRAM

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will be unveiling its Quick Ship program at the 2011 NAHB International Builders’ Show at the Orlando Convention Center on January 12-15, 2011. The new Quick Ship Program includes standard residential fence lines and related gates in several different colors.

 

“We heard from our customers that the time between order and delivery was an issue,” said Michael Siegel, of Ideal Aluminum. “When our customers realize that they can get Ideal quality in such a short time frame, they know that our program will put them at a competitive advantage.”

To learn more about Ideal Aluminum Products’s new program and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming NAHB International Homebuilders' Show at booth number W5947.  

 

Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing. Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry. We are constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry. All products are made in the U.S.A. Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.  

December 15, 2010

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT FENCETECH

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the American Fence Association’s Fencetech Convention on February 8-10, 2011 in Las Vegas. Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display. “We are excited to be back at Fencetech. It is a great chance to catch up with others in the industry, learn what is new, and show our ‘best in class’ products,” said Doug Brady, of Ideal Aluminum.

 

To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show at booth number 1213.

December 1, 2010

IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES ITS UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT THE INTENRATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW

 

Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing will return to the National Association of Homebuilders International Builders’ Show in Orlando on January 12-15, 2011. Ideal’s popular styles of aluminum fence, gates, and railing will be on display. “We are excited to be at the International Builders’ Show. The fact is that we will get exposure to the top people in the home construction industry who can see the quality of our products, the depth of our manufacturing experience and meet the team that will serve them,” said Michael Siegel, of Ideal Aluminum.

 

To learn more about Ideal Aluminum and all of its products, visit Ideal at the upcoming show at booth number W5947.

 

About Ideal Aluminum Products


Ideal Aluminum Products manufactures aluminum fence, gates and railing.  Ideal is passionately committed to supplying the best quality products, at reasonable prices, with the best service in our industry.  Ideal constantly exploring new trends and ideas that define the future of our industry.  All products are made in the U.S.A.  Visit the company’s website at www.ideal-ap.com or contact the company directly at 1-877-323-6496.

 

August 30, 2010

IDEAL DEALS, LLC ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS AQUIRED THE OPERATING ASSETS OF IDEAL ALUMINUM PRODUCTS, LLC

 

Today Ideal Deals, LLC announced that it has acquired the operating assets of Ideal Aluminum Products, LLC in DeLand Florida on August 26, 2010 out of bankruptcy. Ideal Deals, LLC is operated by Douglas J. Brady. Ideal Aluminum, located in DeLand, Florida, designs and manufactures a best in class selection of aluminum fences, railing and gates.

 

The new company will continue to operate under the name of Ideal Aluminum Products through the leadership of Doug Brady. Brady was most recently the Chief Financial Officer for Baker Distributing, a $750 million revenue distributor of HVAC parts and supplies in Jacksonville. He has spent most of his career in the building products space including a tenure as CFO of RMC Industries (one of the largest ready-mix companies in the world). With its dedicated work force, Ideal will continue to offer the same worldwide quality services and products for which it has been known. With a strong pipeline of new orders and increased investment in working capital, combined with its solid team of employees and management, the future of the company is strong. Ideal Aluminum employs over 70 people in its DeLand plant/office location.

 

To support its focus on the fencing, railing and gates, Ideal Aluminum has reorganized into a stronger, faster and more flexible operation. Further, it will concentrate on strengthening customer relationships. "We will be streamlining to reduce cost from our product offerings to our supply chain," Brady said. "We are developing sophisticated insights into the needs of our customers, which will lead us to the development of new and higher quality products versus the competition, and will allow us to meet the needs of a our customers much more quickly."