Yesterday, I was in Mt. Braddock PA, where I joined the U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Department of Commerce) to present the International Liners Co. with the Export Achievement Award. This award is part of the agency’s efforts to recognize small and medium-sized enterprises that have successfully entered the international marketplace. After the award presentation I had the opportunity to tour their facility, seeing their manufacturing process first hand. International Liner manufacturers truck bed liners through a special heat molding process. I was pleased to learn that International Liner buys all of its manufacturing materials in the United States.
International Liner serves as an example of what can be done by a small U.S. company with the right drive and assistance. I hope other businesses in and around western Pennsylvania will follow their lead and will take advantage of the resources available to them through the U.S. Commercial Service.