In an email to the "Interurbans Yahoo Group" Joel Lovitch announced his retirement.
The text of his message stated:
"WE ARE RETIRING!.
"AFTER 40 YEARS OF SERVING THE MODEL TRACTION HOBBY, IT IS TIME TO RETIRE AND GET BACK OT THE HOBBY WHICH WE LOVE SO MUCH.
"WHILE INVOLVED IN THE MODEL TRACTION BUSINESS WE DID NOT HAVE TIME TO DO ANYTHING FOR OURSELVES. IT IS NOW TIME TO GET BACK TO MODELING.
"WE WILL BE EXHIBITING AT THE EAST PENN TROLLEY MEET IN OAKS, PA ON MAY 3RD AND 4TH.
"WE WILL HAVE DISCOUNT PRICING ON ALL MTS BRASS MODELS THAT REMAIN IN STOCK (THERE WILL BE A FEW EXCEPTIONS FOR OLDER MODELS THAT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE).
"WE WILL BE LOCATED NEXT TO THE CUSTOM TRAXX/BOWSER TABLES.
"STOP BY AND SAY HELLO AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.
MTS IMPORTS, INC."
A giant THANK YOU goes to Joel for his products over the 40 years. They were fantastic and set a standard for the attention to detail each model had.
Joel, the very best to you!
See you, all of you, at the East Penn Trolley Meet.