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Letter from our CEO

Letter from our CEO

What a year it has been!

Every year is different, and 2022 was full of the unexpected for many. I am certain we all share similar sentiments about the ups and downs of 2022, though, at OTW, we can’t help but feel grateful for the loyalty and support of our customers and partners. 

As we look ahead, we are excited for what awaits our team, customers, and partners!

Investing in our facilities and staff remains a priority, while incorporating new technology and software in our processes ensures that the excellent service our customers know us for endures. We were able to achieve faster quotes, easier payments, and more efficient shipping and delivery in 2022. In 2023, you can anticipate the same exceptional elements that make working with OTW smooth and simple.

Over in engineering and manufacturing, our teams have been working on a variety of new products for you this past year! After a year of hard work, we will be launching our first Vertical Panel in the beginning of 2023. Additionally, our improved (and newly brandable) Fence Panels for our construction barricades will be available for purchase. This intuitive redesign allows customers to add custom steel panels or permanent plastic decals to both our plastic barricades and our galvanized steel fence panels – displaying logos, contact information, and more. 

In 2022, we began to expand our export capabilities to serve growing international markets in Mexico, Canada, and more. We have been met with success in these markets and look forward to continued opportunities in bringing exceptional safety products to more of the places in which they are needed! Meanwhile, our long-time international customers remain an integral part of our business, and we look forward to developing and fostering continued trade partnerships.  

Once again, in spite of growing pains and continued global supply chain issues, we were able to make renewed investments to better serve our customers, add new products through R&D, expand our international reach, and better serve our community. Many of the opportunities to serve our community were made possible by you, so we want to thank each and every one of you for such an incredible year of diverse projects, awesome events, and safety improvements across many sectors! Thank you for trusting us to provide you with the best products in the construction, aviation, and pedestrian safety industries, and for your continued dedication to safety across the board. 

Our commitment to improving safety remains steadfast, and we know that you are as dedicated as we are to the bettering of products, systems, and procedures that make safety possible. We thank you for your continued support, and for trusting us with all your safety barricade needs.

As you plan what is in store for next year, we hope that you’ll keep in touch and allow us to support your projects and businesses in running smoothly and safely. We look forward to working with you in 2023!


Leo Stanko, CEO