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President's Letter | February 2019

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2018 was a great year for Burkle North America. We opened our new Technology Center in Greensboro, North Carolina and sales were strong from all of our business units. We continue to grow our company with new, talented employees.

We want to thank all of our customers for the support and confidence that you have placed with our team.

Entering into 2019 we move in to a bittersweet period with the retirement of a long-time member of our team, Dave Howard. Dave will be retiring in April. We wish Dave well on his second half.

On the bright side, we have found a new member, Kurt Palmer, who brings with him a long, successful career in the printed wiring board fabrication industry. You can read his news release announcement here.

2019 also brings new challenges. We know that the capital equipment is cyclical. Forecasting during this period is difficult at best, but we remain confident with our broad industry offerings that we can weather any headwinds.

New products and solid engineering are the foundation of our core technologies with both Burkle and Schmoll as our cornerstones.

We look forward to meeting with you this year and want to wish you a Happy and Prosperous year ahead!

Best regards,

Helfried Weinzerl and the Burkle North America Team