Jason Speer Tapped To Represent National Assoc. of Manufacturers At Congressional Hearing

Jason Speer, Vice President and General Manager, Quality Float Works, Inc. has been tapped to testify before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, May 25th at 10:00 am (EDT) to discuss how the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement will be an asset to the manufacturing industry and will create new jobs during the tough economy.

The Committee will examine the benefits Ray Ban Baratas and importance of passing the pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to the U.S. Economy. Speer, a fourth generation manufacturer, was recommended by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 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 customers in Saudi http://www.usofacomputers.com 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. “I was in Panama just last week seeking distributors and customers for our products, which currently face import duties of 3-10 percent. These duties will go to zero immediately upon implementation of the trade agreement, making our products even more attractive to potential customers.”