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Heyl & Patterson Joins Mining Intitiative in Southern Africa

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 11:13 AM

describe the imageFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Pittsburgh, PA - Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in thermal processing systems and bulk material handling, announced that it has joined the Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX), an initiative that provides assistance to Pennsylvania-based companies to successfully penetrate the Southern African market.

Heyl & Patterson is one of ten Pennsylvania companies participating in the program.

PAMEX is part of the Pennsylvania Office of Trade Development, and is designed to promote and increase Pennsylvania mining and service equipment in the Southern Africa region, with assistance from the United States Department of Commerce.  The scope of PAMEX includes the nations of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  These nations are also known as the Southern Africa Development Community.  Implementation of the program will be conducted by the Pennsylvania Authorized Trade Representative (ATR) office based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Heyl & Patterson has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of thermal processing systems and bulk material handling equipment since its founding in 1887.

“PAMEX provides us with mining representatives who are familiar not only with the nation of South Africa, but the entire Southern Africa market, and this gives us the ability to expand our reach geographically,” said John Edelman, President of Heyl & Patterson.  “This business venture could have a significant impact on Heyl & Patterson, and is a significant step in our strategy to expand our presence in growing markets.”

The ATR will conduct market research and appointment setting in the Southern Africa markets.  A Mining Marketing Representative (MMR) will attend initial business meetings scheduled on behalf of the Pennsylvania companies, and those companies are expected to follow up on the meetings with potential importers within three working days.  This process will result in reportable sales.

Founded in 1887 in Pittsburgh, PA, Heyl & Patterson provides high quality, custom engineered solutions for thermal processing and bulk material handling applications around the globe.  Thermal processing products and services include some of the largest high-efficiency Dryers and Coolers in the world, as well as Calciners, Bulk Material Processors and Pilot Plant Laboratory Testing.  Heyl & Patterson is the innovator the Rotary Railcar Dumper and offers a wide range of bulk material handling equipment, including Railcar & Barge Movers and Barge Unloaders.

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