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The president emphasized the importance of trade to U.S. Exports, which constitutes more than one-quarter of the nation's economic growth. The United States' foreign competitors are negotiating a web of trade agreements that exclude the United States. Indeed, of the more than 130 bilateral and regional free trade agreements now in force, only two include the United States. Bush stressed that the president needs the authority to negotiate free trade agreements and maintain U.S. leadership by writing new trade agreements through the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Orlando, Fla. - Manufacturer of interconnect solutions Kycon Inc. has appointed Hammond Electronics as distributor for its full line of connectors. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Hammond Electronics has sales offices in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas, and will cover the southeast and south central markets. Hammond has been a leading distributor of interconnect products for more than 50 years.