A Holiday Message from Wood's Powr-Grip's CEO 2013
With a deep blanket of snow and subzero temperatures, it is definitely starting to feel like Christmas here in Montana. A quick glance at the national news indicates that much of the country is in the same boat. After an absolutely beautiful Montana fall, December has reminded us that winter is here, regardless of what the calendar says, and that another year has flown by. For Wood's Powr-Grip, it also means that we are preparing to celebrate a major milestone in our business. In 1964 Grandpa Howard began a classic American success story. A WWII veteran, he believed enough in his ingenuity to invest everything he had to start a new company, based on a product he developed in his machine shop. As a result, 50 years ago the pump-style hand cup was born. This simple product was so revolutionary that it is still as relevant today as the day it was invented. Unfortunately we lost Grandpa Howard back in 1983, but his influence on this company is still very apparent. We aren't as likely to close down the plant early and send everyone home, just because it is a nice Friday afternoon to head out on a camping trip. But we do use the holiday season to give our employees a well-deserved break. So while we are out enjoying our winter wonderland, we wish you and everyone special to you a joyous holiday season. We look forward to 2014 and celebrating our 50th birthday with all our friends.