As we come to the close of our fiscal year, I would like to begin by telling you how much we appreciate your ongoing support and your business. These are uncertain times for us all, but everyone at Autoquip recognizes that we are in a strong position because of our ongoing relationships with our customers.
Our 2019 ended strong in terms of sales and increased product demand. Our customers continue to recognize our expertise in building custom lifting solutions and brought us many unique and challenging projects. With increased demand, we have faced obstacles in our process and found that to better serve our customers, we had to encourage new solutions to support our growth. We have worked hard and fast to implement new production methods. We are getting close to completing our 12,000 sq. ft. facility expansion which will help us manage production volume by allowing us to add more assembly stations and hiring more employees in the future. Our controls division, OSCO Controls continues to increase production at their new facility. The 22,500 sq. ft. facility was first opened at the end of September to expand their control panels capabilities and solutions for a growing number of customers.
While no one could have predicted recent events, we are working hard to keep our production going while ensuring our employees are safe. I’m extremely proud of all our employees and customers for coming together during these unprecedented times. Again, thank you for your continued support and confidence in Autoquip.
Joe Robillard, President of Autoquip