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NAHAD Partners With U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration
The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution and the U.S.
Commercial Service (USCS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s
International Trade Administration recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase awareness in the U.S.
business community, particularly among small and medium-sized
businesses, about exporting and the tools and resources organizations provide to help them succeed.
“We’re pleased to welcome NAHAD as a partner in our efforts
to strengthen the U.S. economy and support local jobs through
expanding U.S. exports,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for
International Trade Francisco Sánchez. “With more than 95 percent
of potential customers living outside U.S. borders, it’s imperative
that American companies of all sizes consider the benefits of sell-
ing their products abroad.”
Joseph Thompson, NAHAD’s Executive Vice President, noted,
“NAHAD’s partnership with USCS will be a major asset to our mem-
bers who are seeking ways to expand their sales to overseas mar-
kets. We are delighted that our members will have the extensive
professional resources available through the USCS to accomplish
Under the MOU, NAHAD and U.S. Commercial Service’s network
of worldwide offices will work together on marketing, education
programs, and events leveraging both entities’ expertise to help
make U.S. businesses—and particularly small and medium-sized
firms—more export savvy. Joint activities may include building
Support Swells For The NAED Education & Research Foundation
The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) recognized three sponsors for their generous contributions to the NAED
Education & Research Foundation. All funds go toward providing
industry-leading education and research programs for the $70-bil-
lion electrical distribution channel.
Dakota Supply and Graybar contributed $10,000 each. Rexel
Holdings USA contributed $25,000.
According to Michelle McNamara, NAED senior vice president
and executive director of the NAED Education & Research Founda-
tion, “It’s wonderful to see the industry stepping forward to cham-
pion the tools, training, and knowledge so vital to our channel’s
The NAED Foundation annual campaign closes each year at the
end of June. Past tax-deductible donations have led to the creation
of Branch Management University, an online version of the Electri-
cal Products Education
materials for the
program and other
For more than 40 years, the
Foundation has provided members
with the education and resources they need to grow and succeed.
For more information about contributing to the Foundation, contact Erika TenEyck at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.naed.org.