Ideal Steel - Ideal Steel Wins Prestigious Award

Ideal Steel – Ideal Steel Wins Prestigious 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.

“We are truly honored to represent one of the companies chosen to be the best in Louisiana.  Our success comes from the sincere relationships that are built with our employees, customers and suppliers,” says; company president John Tolson.  Operating partner, Mike Becnel credits a commitment to employees, an emphasis on customer service and the reliance of state programs to grow their business, “We started this company by hiring highly experienced, service-oriented employees with great character.  Our team’s commitment to growth of our business through customer service pushes us in day-today operations.”  Ideal Steel is located at 1289 Smede Hwy., Broussard, Louisiana 70518.  They may be contacted at 337-560-9667.

Ideal Steel in Action

Recently, when the company saw a struggling family’s need, Ideal Steel went into action. Needing constant 24-hour care, Mr. Leo Cormier certainly has a unique understanding of life’s trials and tribulations.  (Acadiana Catholic article dated June, 2008). It is very difficult for him to be placed into a vehicle, especially when it is raining.  Having no carport was a large burden on the family.

Ideal Steel donated the materials to build a commercially strong carport and Butch Bergeron donated his company to provide the installation of the project.  The work is in progress and Acadiana Catholic will provide our readers with photos of the project when it is completed.  Both companies show us what true compassion our corporate community has — right here in Acdaiana.

The Cormier’s would like to sincerely thank both Ideal Steel and Butch Bergeron for the wonderful donation.  Mr. Leo Cormier believes, “God is at work.”.

Acadiana Catholic October 2008 / Volume 24 / No.10

by Patrick Breaux,

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