State of Alabama

Office of the Attorney General

Date Submitted December 2, 2004

Dear Mr. Sanders:

It was my great pleasure to be back in Huntsville today, especially since it was to help recognize Alabama businesses that take seriously their responsibility to conduct their business affairs in an ethical manner. As I said today, I am all too familiar with those who are not good caretakers of their profession’s reputation. When twenty-four hour a day news cycles seem to run on bad news and when our people seem preoccupied with the mistakes of others, it is good to see those who are honorable and decent get the recognition they deserve.

I am always pleased to have the opportunity to recognize excellence in our State wherever it may be found. I was particularly glad to get to draw attention to the excellence that can be found in the business community of North Alabama—excellence in the area of marketplace ethics. You are to be commended for your commitment to the honest business practices. It is a tribute to you that someone thought well enough of you, your business, and your employees to nominate you for this award.

Again, thank you for your example. I hope others in the business communities of our State will emulate your example. As they seek to do so, I applaud you for setting the standard of excellence so high.

It is my great privilege to serve as your Attorney General. My staff and I count it a privilege to work for you. If we can ever be of assistance to you, I trust you will not hesitate to call upon us and give us the opportunity to do so. I look forward to having the opportunity to do so. I look forward to having the opportunity to be back in Huntsville. I hope to see you then.

Troy King
Attorney General