It is particularly gratifying to be celebrating this anniversary as the future of aerospace, automotive, defense, and beyond looks so bright. Innovation continues to expand, and we are proud to be at the forefront, pioneering new, cutting-edge solutions to some of the world's most complex manufacturing challenges.
From humble beginnings in the industry to Top Shop in 2018 and most recently, our acquisition by Lincoln Electric in 2019, the story of Baker Industries has been one of incredible success—one far beyond our wildest dreams. Along this journey, we've continued to push limits and play a significant role in the industry.
There are lessons to be learned from this experience. First, dream big! When Scott and Kevin Baker opened the doors to Baker Duplicating in 1992, they set goals and actionable strategies to achieve those dreams, and then began working to make them a reality.
Second, show resilience, learn from your mistakes, and get back up when you're knocked down. Success does not come easily, but it is worth fighting tirelessly for. There's power in passion and perseverance!
Through continued dedication and innovation, we have strengthened our business, building a customer base that is unwaveringly loyal, reaching a unique level of expertise, and positioning Baker as a trusted leader in the industry.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
To our customers: We are humbled and grateful that you have continued to trust and support us over many years. We will continue to work tirelessly to earn it, striving for excellence in everything we do because we know that it's as critical to your success as it is to ours.
To our employees: We are forever grateful to have such an amazing team and the opportunity to work with such talented, dedicated, and passionate individuals every day. Your commitment to industry-leading innovation and customer satisfaction has been integral to our success.
To our partners: We are grateful for your continued support and expertise in helping us serve the world's leaders across several industries. Success this great cannot be achieved without establishing collaborative partnerships with other industry leaders who share our passion for innovation and quality.
We thank you all for everything you've done to aid our success over the past three decades.
This journey has been anything but easy. It has taken courage, passion, boldness, and perseverance. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we raise a toast to our employees, customers, and partners who are helping us shape the future of manufacturing. Here's to the next 30 years of disruptive innovation—together.