From The Desk

Sep
12
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - September

Ok, I have a bit of gripe this month. What is with people that don’t have the common courtesy to call or text if they are not going to show? We have had a bit of changeover of people in our...

Aug
9
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - August

This month is a bit of strange topic, but it came up in a marketing meeting this week so I thought I would address it to customers as well. I was asked why we were discontinuing a product line....

Jul
5
2017

From The Desk of Tray Smith - July

From the Desk (or, this month, from the Peterbilt) As always, this time of year I write this month’s article from the Peterbilt because we are either at the Goodguys in Des Moines or we're...

Jun
2
2017

Tray's Time on "The Hill"

Last month, I had the great honor of going to Washington DC and representing H&H, SEMA, and the restoration and hotrod industry as a whole. This time was very important as I went to express to my...

Jun
2
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - June

On the road again! If you are a music fan at all, you should recognize those iconic song lyrics. For us, they are really the truth. Starting the Tuesday after Father’s Day, we will start a 4...

Feb
7
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - February

Well, here we are in February. Where in the heck did January go? Does it ever slow down? This month, we are beginning our show season, and we are knee deep in planning for our 2017 catalogs....

Jan
6
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - January

Man, that year flew by! Yes, I am still talking about 2016, seems like a few days ago it was January of 2016 and now BAM, here we are in 2017. First off I want to thank all of our customers from...

Nov
30
2016

From The Desk of Tray Smith - December

Where has the year gone? Five minutes ago it was the first of January and we were busy doing inventory and getting out 2016 catalogs ready to go to print. Now here we are at the end of 2016 and...

Oct
3
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - October

Last month I mentioned something about an event that was weighing heavily on me and that I would talk about it when it came around. This month, I am going to talk about a person, not an event or a...

Sep
2
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - September

Well here we are in September, kids are back to school, and there is hope in the air for our favorite football teams. NASCAR is getting into the chase, and here I am again wondering what I write...

Jul
30
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - August

Ok, so this month really sneaked up on me. We have been on the road so much last month that it just hit me as I sit in a hotel room in Los Angeles that BAM, your article is due. So here I go with...

Jul
1
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - July

Well, here we are again. First of the month, and I'm writing. I told a story a couple of days ago about a man in our church who fought during World War II on Iwo Jima and passed away a few months...

Apr
6
2016

From The Desk Of Tray Smith- April

I normally try to stay out of the political world when I write, but this month I just can’t help myself. As some of you may know, last year the EPA (the government agency that is supposed...