I landed in eastern New York yesterday, and I’m blown away by how gorgeous this area is in the fall. The Albany Carhartt store is filled with old railroad signs and equipment. This was the starting point of the first railway system in New York, and one of the first systems in the world. You can’t help but think of all the history surrounding the city as you browse through the shop, filled with tools from times past. Carhartt was originally founded to make clothes for railroad workers, and has now expanded to make gear for the contemporary work force. It’s comforting to know there are still folks out there who love to put in a hard day’s work of manual labor. I really do believe that is a theme that ties us together and makes us strong.