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May 19th, 2020
Ideal Blasting Supply Blasts Off with Microdrones to Become a Distributor

Rome, NY –Ideal Blasting Supply, a prime source and market leader in the blasting supply industry for over 40 years, recently joined the network of distributors for Microdrones surveying equipment.

Ideal Blasting Supply Inc is now offering Microdrones Integrated Systems – complete mapping solutions composed of Survey Equipment and Data Processing modules fully adapted to that Survey Equipment. It includes the drone, the payload and Microdrones proprietary mdCockpit mission planning and control software.

“We have an increasing need in the explosives industry for high-quality mapping drones,” says Jeremy Stafford, Vice President of Ideal Blasting Inc. “This industry has a wide range of customers from small quarries to large open-pit mines who are all trying to streamline processes, keep employees safe and get actionable data quicker.

Microdrones can fulfill their needs. We have been in business for 41 years and have some extensive UAV knowledge. Not only do we help customers select the right system for their particular use case, but we also offer training to ensure they get the most from their investment.”

“We’re excited to work with Jeremy and his team,” says Chuck Dorgan, Microdrones Sales Director for the Americas. “Our new Microdrones as a Service business model will open the door for a lot of the companies that Ideal Blasting does business with while also creating higher efficiencies in their workflow and processes.”

Ideal Blasting Supply Inc (founded in 1979) saw unmet needs for drilling and blasting professionals, and through several of their inventions made life easier for commercial blasters. They then focused on helping their EOD / Bomb techs stay safe while performing their hazardous job. Now they offer a full and resourceful line of blasting, EOD, bomb squad, surveying and safety supplies. Ideal Blasting Supply has been the market leader in the blasting supply industry for over 38 years and continues to provide their customers with quality products, competitive pricing and unsurpassed service.

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About Microdrones

Microdrones grew out of the collaboration between the German inventor of the world’s first commercial quadcopter and a determined surveying payload and software developer in North America. The result is a global aerial mapping technology company that delivers complete and reliable mapping systems specifically developed for the surveying, mining, construction, oil & gas and precision agriculture industries.

Microdrones Integrated Systems are industrial tools addressing specific complex mapping challenges for professional customers, relying on a fully integrated geospatial workflow that enables cutting-edge software technology from Microdrones to transform raw data collected in the field by Microdrones survey equipment into valuable high-quality survey grade data. Microdrones is widely recognized for its LiDAR technology leadership.

Microdrones has engineering centers and manufacturing facilities in Germany, Canada, France, China and the United States, as well as a sales, support and distribution network spanning six continents.

Microdrones serves markets around the globe. To learn more about Microdrones, visit or follow @Microdrones on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.