Dollar Down, Exports Up….

By November 29, 2004Trade

Kudos to the Washington Post’s Paul Blustein for coaxing our usually media-shy NAM Board Member and SMM Kendig Kneen of Al-Jon Inc. in Ottumwa, Iowa out of his shell and featuring him in his story, “Upside of a Down Dollar” in today’s paper. The article also features NAM member Clyde Nixon of Sun Hydraulics in Sarasota, Fla. Al-jon manufactures car crushers, landfill compactors and scrap metal balers, machines that weigh up to 90,000 lbs. Sun Hydraulics makes hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds.

Both Al-jon and Sun have seen a dramatic uptick in business overseas as a result of the dollar’s leveling off as vs. foreign currencies, in this case the Euro. Their story is typical of so many NAM members large and small.

If you are not exporting, you should be, as the iron is hot. Go to the NAM Export Portal to see how you can get in the game. You can also e-mail Brian McCleary at the NAM.

Do you know of any other blogs that bring you business….?