EX-IM Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg Visits ServerLIFT Corporation

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On Friday May 31st ServerLIFT Corporation had the honor of receiving a visit from Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

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“It is notable that ServerLIFT not only creates excellent products, but also has managed to produce those products in a means that benefits the local and domestic economy.”

- Chairman Hochberg

On Friday May 31st ServerLIFT Corporation had the honor of receiving a visit from Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

The visit occurred after the Small Business Global Access Forum at ASU Skysong where Chairman Hochberg was featured as a speaker. Scott P. Schloegel, Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs expressed Chairman Hochberg’s interest in visiting ServerLIFT’s corporate offices to ServerLIFT CEO Ray Zuckerman after Mr. Zuckerman had the pleasure of chatting with Chairman Hochberg at networking session prior to the formal program.

Mr. Zuckerman began the visit by providing Chairman Hochberg with a private tour of ServerLIFT’s manufacturing operations before convening with EX-IM Vice President Schloegel and Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, Dee L. Winterhoff, at the company’s executive offices. The ServerLIFT Management Team including Jake Iskhakov, David Zuckerman and Brandon Budd each gave a short presentation on their areas of expertise and the company’s growth and success in sales, marketing, operations and product development over the past few years. Chairman Hochberg thanked the Management Team for the information, commenting “It is notable that ServerLIFT not only creates excellent products, but also has managed to produce those products in a means that benefits the local and domestic economy.”

Global Access for Small Business is an initiative of the EX-IM Bank dedicated to increasing the volume of small business exports to create and maintain domestic job growth. As part of this initiative the EX-IM Bank sponsors forums and webinars to help exporters understand how the agency’s products can be used to increase sales. The Small Business Global Access Forum opened with welcome remarks from the Honorable Kyrsten Sinema of the U.S. House of Representatives, who initiated the invitation to Chairman Hochberg as part of her Business Initiative. In her opening remarks Congresswomen Sinema highlighted the increase in employment ServerLIFT was able to achieve by bringing manufacturing back to the United States. By using credit insurance provided by the EX-IM Bank to support export sales, ServerLIFT was able to realize a 60% increase in employment.

Chairman Hochberg spoke following Congresswoman Sinema’s introduction. His speech emphasized the accomplishments of the EX-IM Bank in providing over six billion dollars in loans, guarantees and services without requiring any taxpayer money. In his closing remarks, Chairman Hochberg acknowledged Mr. Zuckerman and highlighted ServerLIFT Corporation’s contribution to the economy and workforce. Mr. Zuckerman was pleased to confirm Chairman Hochberg statements about ServerLIFT’s job creation and growth to the forum.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States acts as the official export credit agency of the federal government, generating domestic job growth by providing loans, guarantees and other support for private exports to increase export volume. The EX-IM Bank provides assistance that enables companies in the United States to realize international sales opportunities. In addition to being mentioned at the Small Business Global Access Forum, ServerLIFT was honored as a spotlight company at the 2012 Annual Conference. The company is proud to be a noted success story of the Bank’s Global Access for Small Business initiative and has worked closely with the agency since it became the 1000th small firm to partner with the EX-IM Bank in June 2011.

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