Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 10, 2014
Altec, Inc., announced today that it is formally in support of the introduction of a bipartisan updated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.
Altec is a member of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, a broad-based group of business leaders who have encouraged Congress and the Obama Administration to move TPA legislation forward in an expedited manner. Congress last enacted TPA in 2002, and it expired in 2007.
“Altec is extremely encouraged by the recently updated TPA legislation, crafted by Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch and Congressman Dave Camp,” said Lee Styslinger III, Chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and a member of the Trade Benefits America Coalition. “Trade Promotion Authority is an important element to supporting job creation and economic growth in the U.S. Currently, the United States is pursuing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and Trade in Services Agreement. TPA will allow for the opening of these foreign markets to American goods and services, and we urge Congress and the Administration to work together to move the legislation forward quickly.”
Styslinger was a member of George W. Bush's Export Council and was responsible for advising the President on key government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance and export expansion opportunities.
Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs, and tree care markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.
Director, Corporate Communications