GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (March 5, 2012) – Stress Indicators, Inc. offered export related guidance to local Maryland businesses on February 24th in conjunction with the Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC). Working in accordance with President Obama’s National Export Initiative, Stress Indicators Inc. makes its products in America and generates additional American job opportunities. A Gaithersburg-based manufacturing company, Stress Indicators currently exports its DTI SmartBolts technology to companies based in Taiwan, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Korea, among others.
SmartBolts, though exported internationally, are manufactured and assembled in America. The entire process, from start to finish, is conducted by American workers. Stress Indicators, Inc. employs skilled technicians who assemble SmartBolts. Each product is individually tested and verified to be in optimal condition prior to shipment.
In his State of the Union address on January 27, 2010, President Obama announced the National Export Initiative, a plan to focus on creating jobs in America by increasing manufacturing capabilities and encouraging insourcing. By manufacturing its products domestically, Stress Indicators, Inc. promotes American job growth and industrial capacity. The company plans to further expand its domestic presence in upcoming months.
Charles H. Popenoe III, President of Stress Indicators, Inc., identifies the services and assistance of USEAC as “instrumental in helping grow export sales, a major contributor of our company growth.” The Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center focuses on providing international business solutions.
SmartBolts are specialty fasteners that indicate whether a joint is loose or tight with a visual indicator. The technical advantage of Stress Indicators, Inc. products, coupled with its three-year partnership with USEAC, has led to increasing export sales. In 2011, over half of all business conducted by the company was transnational. The company’s main export, DTI SmartBolts, rely upon proprietary features to simplify international implementation.
The U.S. manufacturing sector relies heavily upon international trade to stimulate its development. Exports generate economic activity, which in turn creates opportunities for the American workforce. The export guidance provided by Stress Indicators, Inc. focused on remaining competitive in the global economy.
Stress Indicators, Inc. has achieved its export success in part by streamlining production capacity. The SmartBolts assembly process is efficient and well-organized, maximizing production while reducing the time taken to deliver to a buyer. In addition, SmartBolts have a universal appeal and utility which is not limited by international language barriers. Its proprietary design can be used in any industrial economy, increasing the product’s export value.
DTI SmartBolts are specialty fasteners that indicate whether a joint is loose or tight with a visual indicator. The indicator gradually darkens from bright red when loose to black as the fastener is tightened. DTI SmartBolts are simple. No wires, instruments, or complex procedures. The indicator works on the most accurate principle for tension measurement – actual fastener elongation under load.