Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends and have returned feeling refreshed and are looking forward to a prosperous 2017. As we embark on a new year, we are excited to continue the great work we’ve done with our customers in 2016 as well as to tapping into unrealized potential to ensure continued growth for our customer and their businesses.
As with any year, 2016 was rife with challenges and opportunities—both of which pushed us further in the direction of efficiency and cemented our belief in putting our customers first. We have done our best to insulate our customers from the negative effects of shifting markets through our ability to be flexible and adaptable and by continuously evaluating ways to make our business and operations more efficient. We have enhanced our leadership team, whose experience and innovation will aid them in meeting the growing and complex needs of our customers across the business.
We were proud to be able to widen the portfolio of products available to our customers in 2016 by introducing several new products into the market, including pre-cut soffit, complete metal building kits and steel curtain roll-up doors. Additionally, our Retro-R product has attained Florida approval and we have made our catalog of metal panel trim and accessories available online—ensuring easier access and enhanced understanding of our products to our customers.
Looking ahead in 2017, ABC will have a continued commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service. In service to that, we will continue looking for more opportunities to support the growth of the industry through product development and innovation, as well as by being an active participant in events and activities that drive the industry forward, including the upcoming National Frame Building Association (NFBA) conference and tradeshow. We look at these as opportunities to meet with our customers, understand their needs and help solve their problems.
Thank you for your support of and partnership with ABC; what we do is not possible without you. We are very much looking forward to working with you and supporting your projects and businesses in 2017. As always, please feel free to reach out to me or your local ABC representatives with any needs you may have at any time.