A business trip to a European trade show turned out to be successful for Sault Ste. Marie’s National Supply Group.
The Sackville Road construction and industrial supplier announced it has signed supply agreements with three companies at the Bright World of Metals expo in Dusseldorf, Germany.
“These new agreements will further enhance our product line and improve our ability to service the steel industry across North America,” said National Supply president Albert Giommi in a July 5 statement released through the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.
“This will also generate additional local employment and allow us to partner with Sault Ste. Marie businesses to provide the necessary servicing they require.”
The company signed deals with France’s Advanced Foundry Services, a producer of mill stand rolls used in the steel rolling process; Corewire of Britain, a manufacturer of flux and metal-cored welding machines for hard facing; and Italy’s NICRO, a company which develops and reconditions high-nickel content alloy components.
The company also extended its partnership contracts with a pair of Italian companies, Thermocast and Bombardieri.
The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) also attended the trade show, representing the community at the event.
“In economic development, partnering is generally a recipe for success,” said SSMEDC’s business development manager John Febbraro in a statement.
“The commercial opportunities that exist globally are immeasurable. We participated in the Bright World of Metals expo to promote our community and the capabilities of local companies. We’re pleased to have assisted our client, National Supply Group, in securing several contracts, and we look forward to seeing these and other agreements bear fruit in the coming months.”
The Bright World of Metals is a held every four years and attracts more than 2,000 exhibitors and around 78,000 participants from across the globe.