MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Tampa Company to Host Mayor Buckhorn, Mayor Kriseman, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative to Highlight Tampa Bay’s Exports and President Obama’s Trade Agenda

03/18/15
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Electric Supply Inc will host Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, St. Petersburg Mayor, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Omar Khan to showcase the major contributions that Tampa Bay makes to the United States economy through exporting. The group will tour Electric Supply Inc. to discuss how Tampa Bay stands to gain from the current U.S. trade agenda, especially through unprecedented trade deals that are being negotiated with countries in the Asia-Pacific and the European Union. Tampa Bay is one of top 50 metropolitan area exporters in the United States. President Obama’s trade agenda will break down barriers to 3 of Tampa Bay’s top five export markets: Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Electric Supply Inc. is a family owned business and independent distributor of electrical and data communications products. The company serves both local and international markets, including the Caribbean as well as Latin and South America. Electric Supply recently completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that will allow them to consolidate 2 pre-existing facilities and add space. Following the tour, the mayors and Mr. Khan will join George Adams and his team to cut a ribbon and celebrate the company’s growth.

WHO:

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman
George Adams, Jr., Owner, Electric Supply Inc.
Omar Khan, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

WHAT:

Tour & Ribbon Cutting for Electric Supply Inc.

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
9 a.m.

WHERE:

Electric Supply Inc.
4407 North Manhattan Avenue
(Media parking is available off of Hubert Ave. – across from The Coffee Cup Restaurant)
Tampa

CONTACT:

Roya Stephens, U.S. Trade Representative
(202) 395-3230
rstephens@ustr.eop.gov

Ali Glisson, City of Tampa
(813) 274-8262
ali.glisson@tampagov.net

Ben Kirby, City of St. Petersburg
(727) 893-7882
Benjamin.Kirby@stpete.org