Israel-based Tescom Inc., an international consulting and services company for quality assurance in information technology, recently announced expanded business with United Parcel Service Inc. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both headquartered in Atlanta, said Tom Glaser, president of the Southeast chapter of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Tescom’s contact with UPS and CDC was initiated through business exchange meetings sponsored by the chamber, said Mr. Glaser.

The next similar AICC event will be the U.S.-Israel Broadband Business Exchange on Feb. 7-9. It will feature 15-20 Israeli companies in the broadband sector, where Atlanta is acknowledged as a major center for the industry, he said.

“Outstanding Israeli companies like Tescom have found great benefit in their U.S. market entry over the years through our industry-specific business exchanges. They’re a great way to gain focused meetings with potential strategic partners, investors, and customers in an atmosphere conducive to business relationships,” Mr. Glaser told GlobalAtlanta.

In 2002, Tescom participated in the AICC-sponsored U.S.-Irsael e-Business Exchange that was hosted by UPS, as well as the Southeast-Israel Medical Technology Business Exchange, during which the company was introduced to CDC officials, said Mr. Glaser, noting AICC initiated the “business exchange” economic development model over 10 years ago.

Since August 2002, Tescom has provided compliance tests for UPS product providers in the U.S., and Tescom’s existing contract was recently expanded to include companies based in Europe and Canada. The program is to be managed by Tescom’s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, according to a chamber statement.

Tescom also was recently awarded a project valued at some $2.1 million at CDC that continues the company’s work in software quality.

For more information on AICC, contact Mr. Glaser at (404) 843-9426 or