We just received notice that Swift Straw made the Inc. 5000 list again this year, which acknowledges the 5000 fastest growing companies in the country. Receiving this award three years in a row is quite an accomplishment and a testament to what can be created with the right mindset. I would like to take this opportunity to specifically acknowledge our team for a few things that made this possible.
This message goes to our extended family of customers, vendors, employees, investors and mentors. I would like to say thank you for your support and your continued commitment to Growth, both personally and professionally. All of the professional accomplishments in the world would be for nothing if you are not growing as an individual, in your faith, and as the leaders of your family. Thank you for being men and women of integrity, always doing what you say you are going to do. For always addressing our customers’ needs with a sense of urgency and a burning desire to create a win/win. For putting the team first, embracing all of the many challenges that we willingly accept every day as our chosen path. Last but not least, thank you for believing in positive innovation and disruption as the future for our industry. This is by far not the easiest path, but it is the one that we have chosen.
One of Robert Woodruff’s most famous quotes was, “The world belongs to the discontent.” My challenge to you for the next year is to remain discontent with what the world perceives as normal and let’s maintain a growth mindset as we continue to fulfill our mission to “Change the industry forever.” Inc. 5000, we’ll see you again next year!