2011 was a milestone year for us. We celebrated our 21st year in business. We saw our growth rate jump at its highest level in our history with the first full year of the Gerharts Engraving acquisition under our belt. We had a banner year for trophy production with Oaklane Quarter Midget Racing Club hosting the Quarter Midget Racing Association nationals race.
This year was not without its challenges however. We worked to improve each and every day and to continue to provide you with the absolute best engraving and recognition services in the area. The breadth of our services expanded, but that was met with the logistical challenge that comes with having a decentralized manufacting set up in two geographic locations.
Thanks to you our customers, and the wonderful employees that enable us to help serve you, here we are looking into 2012 with high hopes! We are eternally grateful for all of you that enable us to be in the position we are in.
The recognition industry is a unique and wonderful business to be in. While the financial returns aren't always optimal, and the great recession affected even us where the previous recessions did not, we are in a business that is forever rewarding to run and be a part of. The stakeholders involved in this business are all high quality amazing individuals who get the importance of recognizing achievements. To see the people who come in to order awards for other individuals who so selflessly give their all everyday to a variety of tasks in their daily lives is simply amazing and inspiring.
We help recognize the achievements of those who save lives, and those who sacrifice their time and energies not for profit but to leave this world a little better place than it was when they got here. To see them put in all their hard work and dedication is really the most rewarding part of this job and it makes waking up and coming to work each and every day a pure joy. Thank you to those of you who have enabled us to help serve you, and we look forward to helping you recognize achievements in the future.
Bux-Mont Awards would not be here with out the many individuals who do so much to change the lives of so many people, and the hard work our employees put in to make sure that the hard work does not go unrecognized. We love what we do, and we look forward to doing it for the next twenty years and beyond!
Have the happiest holidays and the brightest new years. We are looking forward to seeing you all, and a heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you that helped make Bux-Mont Awards what it is today. The leading provider of recognition services in Bucks and Montgomery County!