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This is Uttermost’s headquarters in Virginia.  Not exactly the manufacturing hub of the world, but we love it.  Surrounded by green pastures, small neighborhoods, and family farms, we have an incredibly stable workforce…the Uttermost family. 

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Organic Growth

Plenty of companies have more rapid growth, but I doubt you’ll find a company in our industry with more consistent growth.  For 25 of the past 27 years, Uttermost has shown annual sales growth, and we like it this way.

Steady growth allows us to maintain a high performance level for our customers, maintain strict quality control standards, and become more and more important to our existing customers.

And I’m proud to say, we’re expanding again.  Here in Virginia, we’ll soon have 662,000 square feet of high ceiling space under one roof.  More news coming on our California facilities…

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March blog 518

ART’s Award Gala

Just looking for an old photo and ran across this image. What a fun night this was back in January 2013. It was an incredible honor to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, but even better to spend the evening celebrating with friends. These friends are the people I work with every day. To work with friends is a blessing.

Pain, Torture, and Misery

If this was the goal of the organizers, they were successful. Just completed the Blue Ridge Half Marathon, a race that is labeled as America’s toughest road marathon. I believe it.

I actually love this race as it literally climbs mountains, then has steep declines, and is always scenic. This is the third time I’ve done this race, come join me next April to share in the pain, torture, and misery.

Tony

Today, my friend was buried. Tony was 48 years old and in the prime of his life. Beautiful wife and children, great lifestyle, great career, and a solid cornerstone of faith.

While our friendship goes back to High School, then Va Tech, then the Accounting firm Peat Marwick, our friendship blossomed in Tony’s 19 years at Uttermost. We shared many passions together, we worked long hours together, we worked out together, we traveled around the globe together.

Tony, our Lord and Savior called you home early, but I’ll see you again some day. My prayers to your family. Love you buddy.

France

Last week, enjoyed working Maison & Objet in Paris. Incredible product displays, great color combinations, innovative product, and enthusiastic people. We also spent a day at Les Puces, the world’s oldest and largest flea market.

So much to see and absorb related to work, but check out these cool cars and dogs.

Thomas

The last post on Thomas was 3 years ago, see below. Thomas is now a cancer survivor and doing well. Thomas did lose his front right leg in his battle with bone cancer, but not his zest for life. He is relatively pain free today and very mobile.

Thomas is pictured in Florida, lounging by the pool. Fortunately for Thomas, this is not his first visit to Florida this year.

Memories

Capri will be missed. It’s hard to leave the beauty of this small Italian island. The deep blue water, the brightly painted fishing boats, the sun baked homes nestled into the limestone rock. It’s easy to see why Capri has been a resort since the time of the Roman Empire.

What we bring home are memories. Memories shared with family. Memories.