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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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Trade Events

  • NPE 2012 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, FL April 2-5, 2012. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • 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 K' Show 2013 Detailed Event Information For K' Show 2013
K' Show 2013 -- Plastics Production Machinery, Plastics Materials/Resins
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Location/Date: Dusseldorf, Germany 10/16/2013 - 10/23/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. manufacturers seeking to market their innovative plastics/rubber materials and equipment globally will find a good platform at the world's largest plastics show K'. The triennial K' Show will take place in Dusseldorf, October 16-23, 2013. Last K' Show attracted 3,094 exhibitors from 56 countries and 222,486 visitors from over 100 countries. A total of 110 U.S. companies exhibited at K' Show 2010. Traditionally, K' Show hosts two U.S. Pavilions, one focusing on materials and another presenting machinery. K' Show's main product categories are: Raw materials, auxiliaries; semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics; machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries; services for the plastics and rubber industries. K' Show 2013 is a good market place for U.S. firms seeking strong international exposure. 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. They include: Individual counseling of U.S. companies interested in K' Show 2013, a pre-show promotion introducing the U.S. exhibitors to potential buyers across the globe, and a full service support package on the show floor which includes but is not limited to a pre-show briefing, free market research and individual counseling by CS Germany's plastics specialist at the show.

Kirsten Hentschel, Dusseldorf
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49 211-737-767-30
Mark Cooper, Indianapolis
Office Director
Phone: 317-582-2300