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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:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • 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:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

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Detailed Event Information For Delegation to AWFS Fair 2013 Detailed Event Information For Delegation to AWFS Fair 2013
Delegation to AWFS Fair 2013 -- Forestry/Woodworking Machinery, Furniture
Location/Date: Kyiv, Ukraine 07/24/2013 - 07/27/2013
Event Summary:
Site: Las Vegas Convention Center,Las Vegas,Nevada,USA Dates: July 24 – 27, 2013 (Biennial) Fees: Exhibits- Free;Size: 446,400 nsf; Exhibitors: 1,000; Attendees: 19,000 CS Kyiv will be recruiting jointly with the Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers Ms. Victoria Nesmiyan, Director Vul. Frunze, 102,3rd floor, Kyiv 04080, Ukraine Tel/fax: +(38044) 495 4540/4541; E-mail: Show Description: AWFS is North America's premier woodworking, machinery and furnishings supply exhibition of 2013. It promotes U.S. woodworking machinery and equipment manufacturing, products and related services to the global woodworking community. Product Categories: AWFS 2013 will display the world's most innovative equipment, supplies and services for use in the woodworking machinery, furniture and construction industries. Technical Program: Educational sessions will focus on new technologies and applications. Topical coursework will be available in the following educational tracks: Business Management, Hand-Crafted Furniture , Cabinet/ Millwork, Techniques & Applications Software/ Technology, Safety & Environment. International Attendee Profile: Attendees include manufacturers of wood cabinets; residential, business, and institutional wood furniture; custom plastics fabrication; flooring and dimensional lumber; architectural millwork, such as staircases, fancy molding and trim; windows and doors; picture frames; other building components; store fixtures and office partitions; upholstered products; and other wood products and accessories.

Myroslava Myrtsalo, Kiev
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 380-44-521-5409