Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today, Dec 17th is Takuro's Birthday. We had a pot luck lunch in our office and it was fun lunch with our colleagues. He became 37 years old.

Takuro Shibata started working for Yadkin Pee Dee Lakes Project in July, 2005 and set up STARworks Ceramics Materials & Research several months later.

STARworks Ceramics area, March 2005

We visited STARworks building with Nancy in March 2005, it's several months before he started working, and we were very surprised how big it was. In the airplane on the way to go back to Japan, Takuro was really worried how his ceramic business could grow. When he started, he had one bloom and swept up the huge floor day and day. If I were him, it might have been hopeless work, but he didn't gave up. It's been over four years so far, and we think he made it possible.

Happy birthday Takuro and let's grow more gray hair!

6 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

Happy Birthday Takuro and many more!

nancy said...

And you found out on your birthday that you have a new son on the way! Congrats! Time to think about a name....

Landman said...

Great work Takuro. I am glad you decided to make the clay business here. We are lucky to have you.

Hitomi said...

Thanks everyone.

Lyza said...

It is amazing that you have kept going despite all the struggles! We are lucky to have you all!

Dealhound said...

Takuro and Hitomi,

I have only just met you but I wanted to say happy birthday and I am also glad that you have decided to make a pottery resource available to us here in Star.

dealhound