Elkridge, MD, June 19, 2013 - Mabey Inc. was among 20 companies selected to participate in a United States Commercial Services sponsored infrastructure business development trade mission to South and Central America. Mabey Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Robert Aylward, was among the executives who accompanied US Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca Blank, to Brazil, Colombia and Panama.
The trade mission included other high profile US firms with a broad range of infrastructure and industrial expertise in transportation, energy, water resources management, safety and security.
Mabey CEO Bob Aylward commented, “Mabey was chosen for this high-level trade mission based upon the relevance of our product and service offerings. We are uniquely positioned to assist these countries achieve their ambitious infrastructure development goals.”
The United States Commercial Services (USCS) is an important part of the US Department of Commerce and actively promotes US exports through the International Trade Administration (ITA). The USCS regularly organizes, coordinates and hosts trade missions as part of its efforts to help small and medium sized US companies increase international sales.
The USCS is working in support of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, a government-wide strategy to promote American exports and create two-million export-supported jobs by the end of 2014. In 2012, exports hit another all-time record high reaching $2.2 trillion. Between 2009 and 2012 exports have supported 1.3 million additional jobs.
Mr. Aylward was extremely positive regarding the work of the USCS. “This trade mission was highly effective in targeting key personnel in ministries and private companies who are directly responsible for the development and execution of infrastructure projects within each of the countries visited,” said Aylward. “The USCS worked tirelessly to promote the business needs and objectives of all trade mission delegates. Thanks to their hard work we were able to talk directly with organizations responsible for infrastructure development to understand their plans and requirements.”
About Mabey Inc.
Mabey Inc. has more than 20 years of experience in serving the transportation, construction, and utility industries. We specialize in providing PE-certified engineered solutions with the rental or sale of equipment for bridging, structural shoring, excavation shoring, and temporary roadways. For more information, please visit www.mabey.com.
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