WALTON, KY, May 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mach III Clutch,
Inc. joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, representatives of various
state and local economic development offices, and the leaders of 10
other Kentucky businesses on a trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom during the week of May 11, 2014. The KEI
delegation spent time in London and Manchester attending group meetings
with UK business leaders and developers and individual meetings with
current and potential clients.
Mach III was represented by Lesli Riehemann, its President and CEO. "Mach III's export sales have doubled for the past three consecutive years and in 2013, the United Kingdom was our second highest export destination," said Riehemann. The facts are similar at the state level. In 2013, the Commonwealth of Kentucky set a new all-time export record for the third straight year with the United Kingdom ranking as its third largest trade partner. Riehemann reports the United Kingdom is on track to become Mach III's top export destination in 2014.
In a statement, Governor Beshear called the trip, "An opportunity to showcase that Kentucky is open for business and offers a wide variety of excellent products and services." As the leader of a woman-owned, small business offering a niche product in the industrial engineering and manufacturing sector, Riehemann was honored to represent the diversity of Kentucky businesses.
Mach III Clutch, Inc., for over 40 years, has designed and manufactured friction clutches, brakes and torque limiters for industrial power transmission. Mach III specializes in customized designs with short and reliable lead times and works directly with OEM, distributors and user customers. Mach III products are used in a wide array of industries including, narrow web converting, food processing, material handling, theme park attractions, packaging, and aerospace. The company is headquartered in Walton, KY in the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati Area.
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