Well, this Soapbox isn’t going to write itself (unfortunately). What happened to March?
Like many, I’m beginning to see light at the end of what’s been a very long, dark tunnel. My wife and I have both received two vaccination shots and, while not bullet-proof, we feel an enormous sense of relief that our risk of being infected by the virus approaches 0%. Travel is now a possibility for me, where it hasn’t been for almost the past 14 months; my last trip was a factory visit to Provo in early Feb. 2020, and I haven’t been back since. And what has happened in the interim? Well, I’ve recruited and installed a new COO, Mike Griffin, a transition that was briefly described in the January 2021 Soapbox. I feel confident that Mike can make some durable changes to our processes in general so that we can manufacture more efficiently; early signs are hopeful.
I’m going to miss my friend, Ken. Of course, I’ll still see and talk to him occasionally, but he’s now off on a different chapter of his life. I wish him great happiness and success; he’s earned it.
I sure am looking forward to returning to my factory and reconnecting with my team.
I care about my customers and I’m sorry if our output is not meeting demand. We will not compromise our quality standards in the pursuit of an increased volume, but I expect that our deliveries can improve as our processes improve; that’s the plan.
I wish you all the health and safety that I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy for the past year. – Sandy
Dear Sandy, The recent times have been tuff everywhere. We have to do what is right and be SAFE! take care.
Use good judgement.
I’m with you Sandy, I too had both my shots. I haven’t been home to see family in almost 2 years. So thats gonna happen this summer . I have a new great grandson who’s almost a year old , Looking forward to meeting him and seeing all my other Great and gran kids and The rest of the gang.
The last year has been bad.
Maybe we can get back some of our freedoms this year.
Pray for it.
…on another subject, I can’t access the forum…?