Since its establishment in 1977, A&D has contributed to the development of industry and society through "weighing and measurement." Today, our weighing, Metal Detector, Checkweigher, X-ray Inspection System and measurement instruments are widely used in various industries and in homes. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your support and continued patronage. In our current environment, we are surrounded with issues that are often overwhelming and that cause dramatic changes, such as economic stagnation, energy concerns, terrorism, low birth rates, aging populations, and other health issues. We believe that these challenges require companies to operate in such a way that they can respond to these issues without causing more harm than benefit.