During 2016 we accomplished the strategic initiatives that we had planned for the year. Our primary goal was to meet our financial objectives, which we accomplished with notable precision. We also increased our business volume with industrial shippers, made in-roads into two targeted industry verticals, expanded our headquarters office in Charleston, and added significant rail trans-load capacity to our business through our vendor network.
Rob Parrish, FGN’s president, noted the year’s accomplishments this way:
“Like all companies, each year we lay out a plan to take us forward. In 2016 we focused on stabilizing revenue, deepening our penetration into industrial accounts, and expanding our intermodal capabilities. Accomplishing these initiatives drove efficiencies, which ultimately allowed us to more than double our profitability.”
Mr. Parrish sees 2017 as a possible breakout year for FGN:
“FGN has now obtained the critical mass of customers and shipment volume to absorb new business easily and operate our base of business effectively. Our longstanding customers continue to reward FGN’s consistency of service, while each new customer gives us greater capacity to expand and innovate. Heading into 2017, we are optimistic that we will reach heights that we could not have imagined just two or three years ago.”
To all of our customers, we thank you for helping us have another successful year. And to those who might consider our services, we encourage you to see what quality customer service, state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative logistics processes can do for your international bulk liquid shipping. We are sure you will be delightfully surprised.
We wish everyone the best of holiday seasons and hope you all have a good and profitable 2017.