Schlegel Hosts Commerce Secretary

May 8, 2012

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson recently visited Schlegel’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y.  He visited the company, which is part of Amesbury, to learn how the Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership in New York is helping the company  accelerate new products in the marketplace and expand its markets.

Visiting the facilty, which produces urethane foam, plastic and textile weatherseals for windows and doors, as well as products for the transportation and copier/printing industries, Bryson met with Schlegels’ employees, including Kathleen Ferrara, general manager, and members of its engineering team. “We were pleased to welcome Secretary Bryson to our facility to show him our capabilities, innovative engineering initiatives and to discuss our focus on the future,” noted Ferrara.

The Commerce Secretary emphasized his goals to empower more U.S. companies to increase their exports by spreading the word on available government resources.  He also discussed continuing trade missions and efforts to make sure U.S. businesses can complete on a level playing field in the global economy.

Standing left to right: Brett Turner, Schlegel maintenance supervisor; John Steele, High Tech
Rochester manager of growth services; Kathleen Ferrara, Schlegel GM; U.S. Commerce
Secretary John Bryson; Jeff Sfetko. Schlegel production manager; and Mark Foster, Schlegel
engineering manager.