Pressure Systems International (PSI) received a visit from Marcus Jadotte, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis, International Trade Administration earlier this week at its San Antonio headquarters.
Jadotte toured PSI to gather input on how U.S. companies are affected by international trade policies, including pending international trade agreements with countries in the Asia Pacific and European Union. PSI says it has opened markets in 45 countries around the world so is uniquely positioned to talk on the matter of international trade.
Tim Musgrave, PSI president and CEO welcomed Jadotte and introduced him to many of the company’s 95 employees during a plant tour.
Jadotte’s visit came as the Obama Administration is pushing for a Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Though the agreement has not been met with universal approval, Jadotte says it “would be beneficial to Texas firms like PSI. Opening up additional markets would mean more jobs in Texas, in San Antonio and more growth for PSI because consumers around the world want high quality American goods.”
PSI Executive Vice President Frank Sonzala adds, “PSI already does a robust business overseas, but to continue growing international trade must operate fairly in order for small U.S. companies like ours to be competitive in the global marketplace.”