United States Secretary of Commerce Invites Manufacturing Pioneer, Spencer Dick to Serve on Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC)

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TigerStop LLC’s CEO and Founder Accepts Seat on ITAC’s Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods Committee

Spencer Dick, President & Founder, TigerStop LLC

"Serving on this committee gives me the opportunity to be a small voice for something I hold vitally important to the future of the U.S. economy,” said Spencer Dick, CEO of TigerStop.

TigerStop LLC®, the global leader in stop-gauge and linear positioning systems with locations in the United States and the Netherlands, announces the appointment of Spencer Dick to serve on the International Trade Administration’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee’s Automotive Equipment And Capital Goods (ITAC2). The committee is a “unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative that engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy.”

The Committee advises the Secretary and the United States Trade Representative concerning trade matters and functions solely as an advisory committee providing detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting its sectors; and performs such other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy as may be requested by the Secretary and the USTR or their designees.

“Serving on this committee gives me the opportunity to be a small voice for something I hold vitally important to the future of the U.S. economy,” said Spencer Dick, CEO of TigerStop. “A significant portion of our current crisis related to job growth and real income growth finds its roots in the dollar being the reserve currency of the world economy. If you want to buy oil or pay for imports or have a currency that will be accepted in the international market, you have to earn U.S. dollars. The low cost goods we buy from countries such as China are solely connected to earning American dollars. Our trading partners have figured out that as long as they have the same or more dollars coming into their country than they are paying out, they are ahead of the game. They are taking U.S. dollars and U.S. jobs to strengthen their economy. Our trading partners have been allowed to cheat and Americans suffer as they try to earn a living.”

While Mr. Dick’s viewpoint is not representative of those of the ITAC2 committee, he is optimistic that his 30 years of manufacturing and trade experience will offer solutions on rectifying the unfair trade practices which have damaged the U.S. middle class.

Mr. Dick’s company, TigerStop, develops products which are the gold standard for linear positioning systems and are used by woodworking manufacturers, metal, steel, and fenestration workers, welders, contractors, cabinet makers and others. The systems attach to new or existing equipment and move the stop or push the material to an exact dimension for processing. They provide solutions that eliminate set-up time, inaccuracies, excessive re-work, poor productivity, and low yield. And, with computer numerical control (CNC) technology, the TigerStop positions material to +/- 0.004” (+/- 0.1mm) with the touch of a button. With repeatable accuracy of +/- 0.004” and the upgradeable optimizing and defecting software, TigerStop products provide lean solutions to thousands of manufacturers from the smallest shop to the largest factory. TigerStop products take minutes to learn and are easy to use.

To learn more about the ITAC2 committee, please visit http://trade.gov/itac/committees/itac02.asp. To learn more about TigerStop, please visit http://www.tigerstop.com or 360.254.0661.

If you are with the media and would like to schedule an interview with Spencer Dick, please contact Linda Ferguson, public relations counsel, lcourtneyferguson(at)comcast(dot)net or 503-869-5827.

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