From left to right, Brett Turner, Schlegel maintenance supervisor; John Steele, High Tech Rochester, manager growth services; Kathleen Ferrara, Schlegel general manager; U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson; Jeff Sfetko, Schlegel production manager; and Mark Foster, Schlegel engineering manager.

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson recently toured Schlegel’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y. He met with company employees, including general manager Kathleen Ferrara and the engineering team to learn how the Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership in New York is helping Schlegel accelerate new products into the marketplace and expand its markets.

According to the announcement, Secretary Bryson’s priority as Commerce Secretary is helping American businesses build things here and sell them everywhere. During the tour, the secretary explained his goals to empower more U.S. companies to increase their exports by spreading the word on government resources that are available, continuing trade missions and making sure to level the playing field for U.S. businesses in the global economy.

“We were pleased to welcome Secretary Bryson to our facility to show him our capabilities, innovative engineering initiatives and to discuss our focus on the future” says Ferrara.



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