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Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 17, 2012 at 2:11 PM.
David Hale, president of Tampa Tank/Florida Structural Steel, an AISC/NSBA member and AISC certified fabricator, had the priviledge of introducing President Barack Obama during his April visit to the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., to speak about the importance of local small businesses and jobs that fuel international trade.
Tampa Tank/Florida Structural Steel fabricates and erects large steel storage tanks and steel highway bridges. The company employs about 200 people in its two Tampa fabrication plants and local corporate office.
In his opening speech, Hale pointed to The Free Trade Agreement and its role in the company’s continued growth over the past five years.
He noted, “The Free Trade Agreement is instrumental in our growth by supporting our export business. We are continuously involved in projects in Central and South America and, in fact, we have opened support offices in Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We have shipped projects in the past year to all over Central America, the Caribbean, three projects to Africa, two projects to Saudi Arabia and have another large project to Panama as well as have one developing in Ecuador. We are truly in a global economy.”
Hale then welcomed President Obama in front of several hundred people, where the President stressed that America has always been powered by doers and builders who thrive on competition. He vowed that such success would continue.
You can read more about President Obama’s visit to the Port of Tampa in the Bradenton Herald.