Ideal Steel - The "Ideal" way: Ideal Steel Discusses its Keys to Success

Written by Metal Construction News

In the months leading up to the creation of Ideal Steel LLC - a manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings and components located in Broussard, La., that began operations in August 2003 - another local manufacturer was failing.  People were either quitting or being laid off, and when the partners who would form Ideal Steel got together to start their own company, they seized and opportunity.

Ideal Steel - Ideal Steel Wins Prestigious Award
Written by Patrick Breaux

Lantern Award

Proving that a Louisiana Company Cares About its Neighbors and Gives Back to the Community.

Ideal Steel, manufacturer of custom-built steel structures, has been selected as a 2008 Lantern Awards winner for its commitment to community contribution, employee growth and facility expansion.

The Lantern Awards are presented annually to companies and organizations that demonstrate the advancement of Louisiana's master plan for economic development -- Louisiana: Vision 2020. It's goal by 2020 Louisiana will be a state with a vibrant, balanced economy, a fully-engaged, well-educated workforce and a quality of life that places it among the top 10 states in the country in which to live, work, visit and do business.  "Ideal Steel is helping make that vision a reality," states Stephen Moret, Secretary for the Louisiana Economic Development Authority.

Ideal Steel - Top Louisiana Manufacturer to Receive 2008 Lantern Awards

Louisiana Economic Development's (LED) annual Lantern Awards ceremony was held on 6/10/08 at the Governor's Mansion in recognition of outstanding manufacturing businesses from across the state. Co-sponsored by the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA), the awards are presented to businesses that demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and community involvement.

The winners are selected from the state's eight Regional Planning and Development Districts and are chosen based on community contribution, employee growth and facility expansion. Each business also must demonstrate sustainability by remaining in operation at least three years prior to the nomination.

The award winners will receive copper lanterns made in Louisiana by Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights in New Orleans.

The 2008 Louisiana Lantern Award Winners are:

Region 1 - Regional Planning Commission
Abita Brewing Company, LLC, Abita Springs
Region 2 - Capital Region Planning Commission
Placid Refining Company LLC, Port Allen
Region 3 - South Central Planning & Development Commission
Marathon Petroleum Company - Garyville Refinery, Garyvile
Region 4 - Acdiana Regional Development
Ideal Steel, LLC, Broussard  

Ideal Steel - The Ideal Building
Written by Manufacturing Today Fall 2008

Ideal Steel Uses Mass Customization Techniques to Design and Manufacture Custom Buildings and Steel Components

Ideal Steel - Mardi Gras Festivities Spice Up Ideal Steel’s Open House

Ideal Steel, located in Broussard, LA, held a ribbon cutting/open house at its new metal building and component manufacturing facility in February.