Construction, Building, & Heavy Equipment

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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Building Products and Construction Equipment Companies. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team is here to assist with your international business. To find your local building/construction specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

We specialize in working with the following industry subsectors:

  • Architecture/construction/engineering services
  • Building products (including HVAC, hardware, and power tools)
  • Construction equipment (including mining equipment)
  • Greenbuild & sustainable development
  • Interior design

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. You can access these reports at in our Market Research Library.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.


Upcoming Conferences

Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies for Exporters

Connect to international customers via digital innovation, social media and mobile marketing.

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
October 8-9

Explore the e-commerce and digital strategies most important to American product and service exporters. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from The Baltics, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Eastern Europe, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, The Nordics, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UAE, The United Kingdom.


Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers

Capturing Export Opportunities from Seoul to Santiago

Orange County, CA
October 29-30

Learn what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from Australia, Burma, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Central America, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Mexico.


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Detailed Event Information For India Cold Chain 2012 Detailed Event Information For India Cold Chain 2012
India Cold Chain 2012 -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Building Products, Electrical Power Systems, Hotel/Restaurant Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors
Location/Date: New Delhi, India 12/04/2012 - 12/05/2012
Event Summary:
The India Cold Chain Expo - ICE, offers a global opportunity to present product and service information to the largest concentration of public refrigerated warehouses, refrigerated logistics, refrigerated construction and refrigerated transportation. The expo will be the singular interactive forum* offering a unique opportunity to participants to avail the benefits from the strength of the programs and quality of facilities offered. Indian Agriculture is witnessing a shift towards its sub-sectors of horticulture, meat & poultry, dairy and their products, which all are perishables. Horticulture alone, in the last decade, has become the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, next only to China. India currently produces about 190 Million tones of fruits and vegetables. Diversification and value addition are the key words in the Indian agriculture today. These changes along with the emerging food retail sector, especially with the opening up of Foreign Direct Investment, have brought in a lot of opportunities in the domestic sector. Market liberalization and increasing shift in consumer demand have also offered attractive opportunities for agricultural exporters from developing countries.

Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Renie Subin, New Delhi
Compliance Specialist
Phone: +91 11 2347-2155
Richard Craig, OFS Human Capital
Assignment Officer
Phone: +1 202 482 5208
Atul Khanna, India Cold Chain Alliance

Phone: 011-9111-4659-0340
Richard Tracy, Global Cold Chain Alliance

Phone: 703-373-4300
Shibu Mathews, New Delhi
Commerce Specialist
Phone: +91 11 2347 2131