Germany-based IKA has cause for celebration, with recognition of its 30th year in the US and the inauguration of its new building.

Among the inauguration guests were professors and leading executives, including frequent cooperation partner Chancellor Sartarelli from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Other guests included BB&T’s senior vice president Charlie Mattox from Wilmington, and many other top executives from the IKA headquarters in Germany.

After a tour of the building, all guests were invited to celebrate Kid’s Day with the children of IKA employees and visitors. A sign warned the 250 guests "Beware of Pirates" as they made their way down the driveway to the IKA farm near Rocky Point, north of Wilmington.

Upon arrival, it only took them a few seconds to delve into the world of pirates, Native Americans, and colonials, which was a journey that lasted well into the night and brought back past centuries through visual effects, music, and culinary delights.