Why is it that the summer months go by so fast? This week actually marks the beginning of the summer season and it’s already time to start planning for manufacturer vacation closures. Yes, it’s true…many European companies will be closing for their summer holiday the month of August. Please keep the closures in mind when placing your orders. Most factories are requiring that orders be placed by July 5th to ensure shipment before the holiday. Orders placed after or during the holiday closures will not ship until the month of September.