Jeff Edwards01A week ago we held our latest Quarterly Investor Update meeting at the office of Industrial Supply Company to help celebrate the firm's 100th anniversary. We appreciate everyone who participated and congratulate Industrial Supply for achieving such a significant milestone.

Industrial Supply has been a tremendous economic development partner. CEO Phil Thompson has served as EDCUtah's chairman of the board and on our executive committee for many years, while the company has been an EDCUtah investor since 1989. The company, which employs 170 people as it serves customers in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho, is also an exemplary corporate citizen, generously giving back to the communities it serves and to the state. Here's to another 100 years for Industrial Supply Company.

On another note, the Clear the Air Challenge began July 1. Has your company formed a team and signed up? This annual endeavor to improve Utah's air quality has had a significant impact since its inception in 2009, with emissions reduced by 3,600 tons and 11.7 million miles saved. But we are only scratching the surface with what is possible. We need more Utahns to be part of the solution and hope you will join in this fun event. Let's encourage everyone to take part in clearing Utah's air.