Jason Speer Tapped To Represent U.S. Chamber of Commerce At Congressional Hearing
April 6, 2011
ason Speer, Vice President and General Manager, Quality Float Works, Inc. has been tapped to testify before the U.S. House Small Business Committee on Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 pm (EDT) to discuss how Free-Trade Agreements (FTAs) are an asset to small-business and will create new jobs during the tough economy. The Committee will examine the benefits and importance of passing the pending free trade agreements to small Cheap Oakleys businesses. Speer, a fourth generation manufacturer, was recommended by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to testify as he has been a driving force in leading Quality Float Works, Inc to record setting international sales growth skyrocketing from 3% (2001) to 30% (2010). The local suburban Chicago small business manufacturer continues to be successful despite a tough economy due to their international business through capitalizing on opportunities brought forth from FTAs which have continued to allow them to tap into new markets abroad. The company currently exports their products abroad to locations including Canada, Belgium, China, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, Vietnam and several locations throughout the United Kingdom and Latin America. In the last year, they secured new international http://www.agfluide.com customers in Saudi Arabia, Australia and Nigeria – and will be further expanding in the Middle East in 2011.
“We moved into the international marketplace by taking advantage of a weakened dollar to manufacture our unique products on a competitive basis,” Speer said. “Without Free-Trade Agreements (FTA’s), our company would not have been able to bring our small footprint to a global audience. As we look to further expand our operations abroad, FTAs will be vital to our ability to reach new customers in new markets who can benefit from having access to our American manufactured products.”