“A special holiday message from our CEO”
I love this time of year. ‘Tis the season to step back, reflect on our blessings, celebrate the accomplishments of the year, and look ahead with a goal to “be even better” than before!
2016 was a year in which AmeriLux achieved growth in every aspect of our enterprise. With the help of our customers, strategic partners, and employees, our momentum carried us to a 27% increase in business. As part of that growth we continued to expand the team here at AmeriLux and empowered them to “make a play”. We developed a system to measure and enhance employee engagement, and implemented emotional intelligence coaching to foster personal and professional growth. We also formalized our culture, a topic we will share more about in a future newsletter.
As we look ahead and anticipate continued growth in 2017, we have approved plans to build a 26,000 square foot expansion of our Distribution Center. We will also upgrade our racking to optimize our use of space and enhance the safety of our employees. The expansion will allow us to preserve our short lead times, strengthen our quality and inventory control systems, and continue our robust growth. Targeted completion date is late spring 2017.
As the 2016 calendar year winds down, the activity and excitement here in De Pere, Wisconsin is ramping up. We look forward to welcoming the New Year, and having even more opportunities to create “win-win” relationships, a bedrock commitment of our organization. I’d like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to our customers, vendors, employees and their families, and the communities in which we live and work for being the other side of the “win-win”.
May God bless you and your family richly in 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!