Today marks National Massachusetts Day which recognises the first New England colony and the 6th state to join the Union. Massachusetts was named after the people who populated the area when explorers (later the pilgrims) first arrived, Massachusetts became an support for independence, education, and industries across the USA. It’s also the location of one of our key partners in the USA where they have an office in Boston.

Check out and enjoy some interesting facts about Massachusetts:

• Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897

• The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie

• The 14 counties in Massachusetts are made up of 43 cities and 308 towns

• Boston Common became the first public park in America

• As of June 2018, the population of Massachusetts was estimated to be 6,895,917. It is the 15th most populous state in the United States.

• Massachusetts holds the two largest cites in New England, Boston, the largest, and Worcester

Picked by our dedicated Technical Product Specialists – Our new collection of staff picks have been collated and has been published.

In our latest Allendale Hotlist, it includes the most popular and the newest products from each of our Allendale stores. This essential publication was made for professionals and beginners who are looking for supplies, such as electronic & mechanical engineering tools, communications components, arts & crafts enthusiasts, equipment cases, technical metrology tools and lots more.

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For you to get to know our Marketing Manager, Giuseppe, a little more, we asked some questions about himself. This is what we asked, along with his answers:

How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
1 year

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Footballer (standard) or a Chef

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
Mastering magic tricks

What’s your most used emoji?
Laughing face

What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
Football – Man United & Juve

What’s your favourite movie?

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
Im pretty good in the kitchen (cooking not cleaning)

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Leaving a tiny drop of juice/milk in the fridge

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Watching Loose Women when im at home for lunch

Who’s your favourite comedian?
Micky Flanagan

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
Dolphin because they’re clever and I find sea life interesting

What’s the first concert you ever went to?
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West

What country would you like to visit for the first time?

What is one food/cuisine you can’t give up?
Pasta, obviously

If you could have dinner with someone famous (dead or alive), who would it be?
Sir Alex Ferguson

What would be the title of your autobiography?
Life’s a Beach

Stuck on a desert island, what 1 item do you choose?
Large sharp knife

What’s the best advice you were ever given?
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.
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