As most of you will recall, I’m rather well known for special t-shirts at trade shows, including the “I hugged it first” shirt featured at every NWFA convention. Anita and I have a pic together every year, and I’m going to miss this one.
Of course just a few weeks ago, I was still expecting to attend a number of conventions, but even then, before it all went just crazy, I knew I wouldn’t be hugging folks as I usually do. So I prepared a special shirt.
However now I’m grounded and the NWFA Expo is cancelled, I’ll have to just send this out virtually. But please don’t worry, I propped the phone up on my fence to take the selfie—no one came within 6’ of me or even handled my phone. Proper social distancing was maintained at all times…and I washed my hands before it got posted online. Bottom line: you’re completely safe to view this.
Folks, we’ve got a tough time ahead, but we’ll get through this together. Stay strong, stay safe, wash your hands regularly and for now you can “Consider Yourselves Hugged!”
Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.