It makes me proud as President of SOP Green Klean, Inc. to announce that we have crossed another milestone in the history of our company. 2017 marks our 10 year anniversary from a modest, 2 employee company with only a handful of replacement vacuum bags, to the largest and most innovative US Owned replacement vacuum bag and filter company in today's Jan/San market. With our manufacturing in the United States as well as in Asia, we enjoyed a record breaking year in 2016.
We have grown from just a replacement vacuum bag company into a company with the motto "Redefining Total Clean...Air, Surface & Floor...With Green Klean". We have achieved this with, in addition to our quality vacuum bags and filters, unique offerings like our dry Chlorinated Tablets to sanitize and disinfect and more recently in 2016 we added GONE which has quickly become a leader in odor control.
I am grateful to our customers who trusted in us to provide them with outstanding service and quality products. Our success story remains incomplete without the support of our customers. Not only have they made us a part of their business, but also helped us reach out to the world. They spread the word faster and in a better way than any of our promotional means could. I can't thank you enough for your contributions to our extraordinary success.
And I congratulate my employees who have stood by my side through good times and bad. Somehow they have deleted the word impossible from their dictionary. I've watched their kids grow, begin to drive, and go off to college. It exemplifies my feeling of "Family First".
A decade is a long time. Few things in our lives or in the world last that long-the average startup doesn't quite make two years. I'm honored and humbled that our many customers have stuck with us all that time, and I promise that in the decade ahead, we will continue to deliver quality vacuum bags, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions and odor eliminating products enabling us to become, and continue to be, your partner in profits.