It was another solid year for the CLC team as results for the transportation industry continued to improve. Trailer demand remained strong as providers increased trailer capacity to deal with changes in hours of service, an increasingly tight driver market and rising freight volumes.
In 2017, CLC achieved several significant accomplishments. We completed a full upgrade of our ERP system and CRM. Mid-year, we hired Brent Russell as our EVP. Brent is a seasoned veteran and has brought onboard a team of high level National Sales Managers to drive growth and expand our footprint. In Q3, we were awarded the largest transaction in the history of our company with a global packaging company. Finally, we added several key positions to support ongoing growth.
CLC is now in its second full year as an employee owned enterprise (ESOP) and we look forward to continuing to build value for our stakeholders. We fulfilled our commitment of building and delivering 100 new bicycles to children in need during the holiday season and we hope to add others.
Q1 of 2018 is exhibiting favorable market conditions for CLC’s continued growth. With our added capabilities, we hope to capitalize on opportunities and strengthen our overall business model.
We are so incredibly grateful to our customers, suppliers and employees for their continued support and dedication. We recognize that without you, none of this would be possible. We sincerely thank you for putting your trust in us and are committed to doing our very best to continuously earn that trust. We realize that working with or for a company is a choice and we appreciate the opportunity to be in your service.
We wish everyone a year filled with health, happiness and prosperity.
With sincere gratitude,