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Welcome to our international Manufacturing page. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information. Our worldwide team of Manufacturing Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. With team members in key manufacturing regions of the U.S. and in foreign markets, trade specialists and industry experts are standing ready to aid your firm.

With the depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Euro, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are beginning to explore opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S.

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The Manufacturing industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades, and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, and worldwide economic conditions. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, we strive to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness.

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  • NPE 2012 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, FL April 2-5, 2012. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://export.gov/main/industry/manufacturing/eg_main_044491.asp
  • International Woodworking Show 2012 – August 22-25th, 2012, World Trade Center Atlanta, Georgia. Showtime services available. For details please click here.

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Detailed Event Information For European Coatings Show 2013 Detailed Event Information For European Coatings Show 2013
European Coatings Show 2013 -- Building Products, Industrial Chemicals, Plastics Materials/Resins
Location/Date: Nuremberg, Germany 03/19/2013 - 03/21/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. manufacturers seeking to market their innovative paints and coatings in Europe increasingly participate in the European Coatings Show. It is the leading European exhibition for the international paints and coatings industry. Taking place every two years, the show is the European event for coatings, sealants and adhesives as well as the respective raw materials. In 2011, the European Coatings Show drew 887 exhibitors from 45 countries, among them 37 U.S. exhibitors (2010: 29 U.S. companies). The show hosts a U.S. Pavilion. The event was so highly international that more than half of the exhibitors came from abroad. Of the 25,955, trade visitors 16,297 were from countries outside of Germany. The European Coatings Show is a good market place for U.S. firms seeking international exposure, particularly in Europe. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to enter the international arena and present your products to buyers from all over the globe while receiving complementary and professional support from the US Commercial Service every step of the way. SERVICE: Before, during and after the show, the U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services to American exporters wishing to do business: From the individual counseling of U.S. companies interested in the European Coatings Show, an international pre-show promotion of the U.S. exhibitors to a full support package on the show floor, including but not limited to a pre-show briefing, market research and individual counseling by CS Germany's chemicals specialist at the show.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Kirsten Hentschel, Dusseldorf
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49 211-737-767-30
Kirsten.Hentschel@trade.gov
Heather Kuznetz, NuernbergMesse North America, Inc

Phone: 770-618-5833
heather.kuznetz@nuernbergmesse-north-america.com