June 2019

Dear Friends:

June is a busy, busy month with two spectacular trade shows where we’ll be displaying our latest and greatest ideas in furniture hardware – booth 5275 at InfoComm in Orlando, June 12-14, and the granddaddy of furniture industry trade shows, NEOCON in Chicago, June 10-12, where we will have a lot of good stuff in a 140’ display at booth 7-9030. Please do stop by!

Sunday of Memorial Day weekend was the 103rd running of the Indy 500 race, and what a race it was! With just 20 laps to go the race was red flagged (stopped) due to an accident in which no one was injured but the wreckage blocked the track; it took 30 minutes to clear.

The cars restarted single file, one immediately behind the other – whatever advantage a car may have had before the red flag was wiped out! – in 70 years of spectating at car races big and small, the last 20 laps was the absolute best motor racing ever. Going into the last lap, any of four cars could have won. But coming out of the last turn Simon Pagenaud nosed ahead of Alexander Rossi (2016 winner with our sponsorship) and Takuma Sato (2018 winner) to take the very popular win.

If you google “2019 Indy 500” and fast forward to the last 20 laps, trust me, you’ll be on the edge of your chair!

Unfortunately, the two drivers we sponsored did not fare well – Colton Herta dropped out early with a broken transmission and Kyle Kaiser crashed out before half way. But our good friend Spencer Pigot, who qualified third, struggled with an ill-handling car but brought it home 14th, yet in the top half of the 33 starters.

Look forward to catching up at one of the shows.


Douglas A.J. Mockett