From The Desk

Nov
28
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - December

From the Desk of Tray Smith - December Well here we are in December. Man, has this year flown by! I feel like all year I have been strapped to the belly of an F-15 Eagle and have been flying at...

Nov
5
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - November

From the Desk of Tray Smith - November Well, here we are again for November. I just got back from Las Vegas for the annual SEMA show. As many of you know, I sit on the ARMO council -...

Sep
12
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - September

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...

Aug
9
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - August

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...

Jul
5
2017

From The Desk of Tray Smith - July

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...

Jun
2
2017

Tray's Time on "The Hill"

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...

Jun
2
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - June

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...

Feb
7
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - February

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...

Jan
6
2017

From the Desk of Tray Smith - January

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...

Nov
30
2016

From The Desk of Tray Smith - December

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...

Oct
3
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - October

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...

Sep
2
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - September

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,...

Jul
30
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - August

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,...

Jul
1
2016

From the Desk of Tray Smith - July

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...

Apr
6
2016

From The Desk Of Tray Smith- April

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...