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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see: http://www.expomanufactura.com.mx/
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://www.npe.org/
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see: http://acrex.in/
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see: http://fabtechmexico.com/
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see: http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS15/Home/lang-eng/Information.aspx

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Detailed Event Information For World of Concrete 2013 Detailed Event Information For World of Concrete 2013
World of Concrete 2013 -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Construction Eq., Materials Handling Machinery, Tools - Hand/Power, Trucks/Trailers/Buses
Location/Date: Las Vegas, NV, United States 02/05/2013 - 02/08/2013
Event Summary:
World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry's most important annual, international event where more than 1,000 exhibiting companies provide the latest products, technology and equipment across more than 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space. World of Concrete draws attendees from throughout the world and from all segments of the industry, including repair and demolition, information technology, materials handling, as well as concrete producers and masonry professionals. World of Concrete conference, seminar, and certification program (February 4-8) is a leader in the construction industry with more than 10,000 attendees participating in over 100 sessions each year. Targeted sessions include everything from concrete basics and decorative concrete to green building and best management practices. World of Concrete 2013 is the place to be for new opportunities to grow in the growing commercial construction industry. No other event offers you more - all the products, resources and valuable information you need - to strengthen your entire operation.

Contacts:
Graylin Presbury, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-5158
Graylin.Presbury@trade.gov
Jackie James, Hanley Wood Exhibitions

Phone: 972-536-6372
jjames@hanleywood.com