Mailboxes are a bit fuller this time of year. Christmas cards and letters brighten the days leading up to this joyful holiday. So from our home to yours, tis the season!
Holiday Greetings from Stellar Industries! Looking back on the past year, we are humbled by our many blessings. This Christmas Season we give thanks for all that has led us to where we are today. Highlighting 2014 is not an easy task as there are so many great things that have occurred and continue to happen on a daily basis, but here is a recap of our year:
☆ This year Stellar had the opportunity to assist the Garner FTC Robotics Team with one of our own Engineers helping coach the team. This was a great experience for the students and we were excited to be part of their team – GO BLOCK HEADS!
☆ Trade Shows, Trade Shows, Trade Shows! From the NTEA Work Truck Show to the CONEXPO/CONAGG Trade Show, Waste Expo and more, our team logged numerous hours and miles with great success.
☆ Senator Chuck Grassley paid us a visit in February, touring the manufacturing plant and held a Q&A session with our employees and in June, Governor Terry Branstad along with Lieutenant Governor Reynolds toured our factory, visited with employees and joined us for our quarterly lunch. Both of these visits were great opportunities for our team members to have their voices heard.
☆ We offered continued support by hosting a stop for the the Association of Equipment Manfacturers’ I Make America Harley Tour this summer in conjunction with our Company Picnic at the Hancock County Fair. You should join in the movement to at www.imakeamerica.com.
☆ Stellar Industries made the transition from a C corporation to an S corporation. This is an outstanding benefit to our Employee Stock Owners!
☆ Stellar Stars Worldwide – we love having that international presence! From Canada, Mexico, Chile & Argentina, to Russia, Mongolia, China, India, Malaysia, Australia & New Zealand, and not to mention Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, we are excited to become more recognizable globally!
☆ The changing of the guard to our new ERP Software program has been challenging, but holds so much potential for our future.
☆ We are represented! Many of our fellow employees serve on numerous committees and groups. From the TIA, NPGA, NTEA, AISBM, ANSI/ASME, ABI, Capstone, AEM, Prime Advantage Heavy Manufacturing Committee, APICS, AFLA and more – we have represented 2014 Stellar Strong!
☆ We expanding our American Eagle Manufacturing facility! We are excited about having more room for our compressor, drawer systems and accessories division production needs.
☆ Our customers continue to see the value in our products and for that we are thankful! We want to continue to help you be more productive and strive to provide you with quality equipment, accessories and solutions to meet your needs.
☆ And finally (drum roll, please……) Our people. To describe how thankful we are for the hardworking and dedicated people who have made us who we are, words are not enough.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours and wishing you many successes in 2015!