Atlanta-based East West Manufacturing has purchased a North Carolina factory in what it hopes will be the beginning of a string of acquisitions to beef up its domestic presence. The company has built its reputation as a contract manufacturer sourcing products and components from a diverse array of Asian contract suppliers as well as from Read more
Newly arrived in July at the Georgia Department of Agriculture in charge of business development overseas for Georgia produce, Paul Thompson was off immediately to Indonesia. After seven and a half years at the Atlanta State Farmers Market, Mr. Thompson’s calendar now is full of possible trips to all corners of the world, most often Read more
A Macon family foundation has provided funds for four clinics in Vietnam where local doctors and technicians can provide amputees, who have lost limbs primarily from unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War, with specially fitted prosthetics. Mercer University announced on June 26 that its “Mercer On Mission” program, which is served by the Read more
Luis Gallegos is an Ecuadorian with more than three decades of diplomatic experience, including a stint as his nation’s ambassador to the United Nations and a long history of working on global disability issues. His unlikely audience at a metro Atlanta reception Feb. 24 was a blend of Kennesaw State University students, faculty and 22 fellows from the Young Southeast Read more
Visiting the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Steve Haro asked how many attendees thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, would be ratified by Congress this year. Only a few hands went up.
It’s hard to say whether Mercer University‘s international outreach program, known as “Mercer On Mission,” owes more to the arrival on campus of a new president or the friendship that developed between two members of its staff. Since William Underwood became president in 2006 the university has taken off in a variety of ways. Its Read more
While still in his early 20s, Scott Ellyson learned two lessons as a global strategy consultant for the accounting and professional services firm Price WaterhouseCoopers LLP. The first was that companies had to expand and globalize to be competitive, and secondly, certain regions around the world have competitive advantages over others. Currently a co-founder and Read more
A state-owned Vietnamese industrial park manager is coming to Atlanta to recruit firms eager to capitalize on the country’s manufacturing momentum.
The Vietnam Eximbank, one of the first commercial joint stock banks in the Southeast Asian country, has begun using fingerprint authentication technology for over-the-counter and ATM transactions, Columbus-based Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) announced on April 7. The bank has been a client of TSYS since 2003, and is using TSYS payment processing software to Read more
East West Manufacturing LLC announced April 22 that it is expanding its medical device manufacturing operations in Vietnam. The company’s new medical device contract manufacturing and electronic manufacturing services divisions are to be housed in the company’s wholly-owned, three-building complex located in the Binh Duong province. “We can now do more for our customers in Read more