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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.

What is new in the Manufacturing Industry?

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.

Market Research

Trade Events

  • 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.

Past Webinars

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Below are links to view trade data snapshots for selected NAICS codes. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express Database.


Detailed Event Information For IBP Select: ProMat 2013 (Material Handling Industry of America) Detailed Event Information For IBP Select: ProMat 2013 (Material Handling Industry of America)
IBP Select: ProMat 2013 (Material Handling Industry of America) -- Computer Software, Furniture, Materials Handling Machinery, Packaging Eq., Robotics
Location/Date: Chicago, IL, United States 01/21/2013 - 01/24/2013
Event Summary:
ProMat is an event that combines four days of show floor exhibits and four days of world-class education and training sessions. Widely recognized as one of the world's most important material handling and logistics events, ProMat is the only international material handling show held in the United States. Exhibits cover all types of material handling and logistics equipment/systems and associated services that make up this nearly $130 billion industry. The show's Education Conference combines workshops, seminars, keynotes, on-floor theaters, case studies and plant visits to make ProMat the broadest and most comprehensive event of its kind in the world. ProMat 2011 featured 677 exhibitors in 270,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and drew 32,000 attendees from 100 countries.

Contacts:
Thomas Carbott, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)

Phone: 704-714-8716
tcarbott@mhia.org
Gary Rand, TPP
Director
Phone: 202-482-0691
Gary.Rand@trade.gov
Aditi Palli, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-3334
Aditi.Palli@trade.gov