by Bill Huseby
This June marks a major milestone in the life of SIGMADESIGN. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years of engineering and designing products for companies and communities all over the world. Twenty-five years of practicing integrity and adaptability; of helping our clients and our colleagues. Twenty-five years of respecting those we work with and exceeding the expectations of those we work for. Twenty-five years of working as a team of nerdy, brilliant people who are always quick to laugh and have fun. These are the elements that have kept SIGMADESIGN in business for a quarter of a century and these are the elements that will keep us progressing, growing, and fulfilling our mission: To be the best Product Development Services company in the world by offering solutions from Concept through Production for our clients.
Many long-lasting and trusted relationships have helped sustain the company and pushed us to grow into the firm that we are today. I’m proud of the work we have done with hundreds of clients over the last 25 years. And I am also thankful for the many individuals representing those companies that have partnered with SIGMADESIGN. Without all of you, we would not be celebrating 25 years of success.
I begin the next 25 years journey with excitement and a feeling of gratitude. Before we begin the next chapter, it’s important to pause and celebrate our success. And so, I’d like to invite you to our 25th Anniversary Open House at our World Headquarter in Camas, WA on June 27th, 2019. We want to let our community know that we are invested in providing a place that is good for employees, contributes to supporting education (especially in STEM) and lets those who don’t know the company learn more about our history and services. I would enjoy the opportunity to thank all of you, in person, that have contributed to our 25-year history. Without you, we would not be celebrating 25 years of engineering success.
According to Yale University’s Richard Foster, successful companies lasted an average of 67 years in the 1920s, whereas today they typically exist for only 15 years. We’re bucking the trend! But it has not been easy. We’ve experienced growing pains as we strive to keep up with the demands of a quickly growing and progressing company. As markets and business have fluctuated, what has remained the same is our commitment to our core values, our dedication to build and value our top-notch team, our loyalty to our clients, and our perseverance to bring the highest quality products into the marketplace. And this is what we will continue to do for the next 25 years.
YEARS VISION FOR THE FUTURE.
This memorable milestone is the perfect time to reflect on the last chapter and continue to develop our vision for the next chapter. In the next 25 years, I look forward to our continued efforts to elevate our capabilities and efficiencies in order to benefit our clients. At the same time, we will work to uphold our strong, family-like company culture, grow the business, and share profits with our employees. We’ve set some high goals and will have to work hard to meet them, but I have no doubt that we have the right people to get us there. Each department is working on plans that support our mission, strategies and initiatives while always striving for our goals. Ultimately, meeting our goals comes down to the efforts of each individual at SIGMADESIGN making unique contributions to the company, to our clients, and to the community. I take this opportunity to honor the employees of SIGMADESIGN, and I know they’ll continue the great work they are doing. As for me, I will do my best to make sure we are all pulling in the same direction.
Here’s to the next 25!
Please RSVP for the 25th Anniversary Open House, June 27th, 2019