Welcome one and all, to the big show! For those of you attending Surfaces you know your feet will complain and your wallets may be drained. But remember you are here to look, listening and learn about new products and proper applications.
On a heartfelt, somber note: one of the biggest little men in our industry will not be with us this year at market, Howard Olansky. I valued my relationship with this man in many ways; his professionalism, candidness and work ethic will be forever ingrained in our hearts and minds. Those of you who were lucky enough in life to know him understand what I’m saying. He told me many years ago after my first article (which I thought would be my last), “What you write may not be popular with all of our audience but it needs to be said.” And with those words of encouragement always in my mind I will continue to sit at my keyboard and ponder the written word, with Howard always on my mind!