My great grandfather, the founder of our company, identified French Oil Mill Machinery Co. as makers of improved equipment. This has been our company's keystone, from which our core values of partnership, innovation and continuous improvement were developed. Our mission is to make machines to make people's lives better. We have developed a culture that puts our customers first, understands the importance of partnership and believes in our mission. Next year we will embark on our 125th year. My plan is to continue to foster our partnerships with all stakeholders of the company and to ensure that we continue to operate in accordance with our values and our mission.
We all face challenges every day in business that we overcome. As with many other manufacturers and companies, one of the biggest challenges we currently face is the shortage of skilled employees. We devote a lot of time to work force development and will continue to improve our processes to ensure we are doing our best to fulfill the needs of our employees and our customers.