IDES http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en UW's first spinoff business sold http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uws-first-spinoff-business-sold <p>A successful Laramie business that was started by a University of Wyoming doctoral student has been sold.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>25 years ago Mike Kmetz founded the plastic materials information company IDES, which is credited as being the first spinoff&nbsp; business to come from the University of Wyoming.&nbsp; Kmetz sold the business to the Illinois Company UL, a world leader in workplace safety.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Kmetz says the company is recognized around the world.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:15:49 +0000 Bob Beck 30706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org