“A Special Holiday Message from Our CEO”
The days between Thanksgiving and New Years are some of my favorites. The holiday season provides a great opportunity for reflection while planning for the year to come. At AmeriLux, we took a few moments to step back, reflect, and celebrate the successes of 2015 – a year in which we achieved growth in every aspect of our business. But we don’t believe in spending too much time “drinking our own Kool-Aid”. The team is already hard at work, preparing to make 2016 even better! Whether I’m walking around the Distribution Center, interacting with the Customer Relations Team, or reviewing the budget for next year, it is clear that we are an organization on the move.
Every day, we make the conscious decision to challenge ourselves to learn more about the needs of our stakeholders. We seek to answer the questions, “What unique challenges exist in the markets that we serve?” and “How might we provide creative, cost-effective solutions to those challenges?” In our never-ending pursuit to become the best value-adding distributor and a true strategic partner to our customers and vendors, we’ve made it a high priority to invest, and reinvest, in our business.
This year, we expanded our service offerings by bringing three new pieces of equipment online, dramatically improving our fabrication capabilities. The acquisition of a freight brokerage firm (now AmeriLux Logistics) enhanced our transportation and logistics capabilities, increasing our customers’ shipping options. We introduced our extended 20-year warranty on 8mm and 16mm LEXAN™ multiwall sheet products; the market’s best. To meet the growing needs of our partners, personnel were added to our Operations, Customer Relations, Inside Sales, and Accounting Teams. And the list goes on.
While the calendar year may be winding down, the activity and excitement in De Pere, Wisconsin is ramping up and we look forward to welcoming the New Year. As you know, we like to create “win-win” relationships. It just so happens that we often find ourselves in “win-win-win-win” situations. And we have all of you to thank for that!
In closing, we’d like to express our gratitude and sincere thanks to our customers, vendors, employees (and their families), and the communities in which we live and work.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!