For industrial supply people, July and August are usually slow months. It’s nice because while your customers are working feverishly to plan their capital purchases, we get some downtime to refresh and regroup before the 4th Quarter blitz.

Well, we used to, anyway. The Tom Paine Group will be riding herd, as always.

The 4th Qtr. Is typically great for our friends at Haimer and the rest of our clients. Budgets have been approved and purchasing people and engineers have been unleashed to find great equipment at a great price.

To prepare for this onslaught, Tom plans to do … nothing.

It’s VACATION for our fearless leader and his lovely wife, and well earned. Of course, your reps will be available anytime and Eric Soto will cover Tom’s territory while he’s away.

August is a different story. We’ll be training with several manufacturers for new products (a lot of new products) launching at the trade shows. Talking with distributors in preparation for the shows. And making sure we have what we need to make every trade show successful and smooth.

On September 8, when IMTS opens in Chicago, we’ll be ready. We’ll be at local and regional trade shows too. See our schedule. See you there.