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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 Heartland Outreach Tour Iowa Detailed Event Information For Heartland Outreach Tour Iowa
Heartland Outreach Tour Iowa -- Defense Industry Eq., Food Processing/Packaging Eq., General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Mining Industry Eq., Process Controls - Industrial, Plastics Production Machinery, Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Renewable Energy Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Regulations
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Location/Date: Des Moines, IA, United States 06/26/2014 - 06/26/2014
Event Summary:
Businesses in Iowa are invited to attend a workshop featuring access to government decisionmakers and international trade experts on the occasion of NAFTA on its 20th Anniversary. The Heartland Outreach Tour is coming to Des Moines, Iowa. Businesses and services involved in trade between Iowa and Mexico or Canada are welcome to attend this listening tour.

Sara Hagigh,
Deputy Director, ITA Office of North America
Walter Bastian,
Deputy DAS, ITA Western Hemisphere
Patricia Cook, Des Moines
USEAC Director
Phone: 515-284-4590