On January 7, 2012, friends and colleagues got together to celebrate Francis’ 30 years of service. It was a wonderful evening with speeches and several rounds of toasts mixed in with humorous anecdotes of years gone by. Francis started way back on November 11, 1981. At that time, Howard Graphic Equipment worked out of just 4,700 square feet of space. It's fair to say that Francis has been instrumental in the growth of the company.
The growth, from a small number of sales to a business that now encompasses almost 4.000 printing units in over 69 countries, is phenomenal and Francis has seen it all happen. During the course of the successful 30 years, Francis has had the opportunity to travel and meet many of the clients himself which has given him a well tuned perspective of what our machinery means to those who trust in us.
During the dinner, Francis was presented with several gifts including a photo album signed by all the staff, a video presentation, engraved watch as well as celebratory gold coin and cheque.