U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a tour Tuesday of the headquarters of APS Technology, which makes products for the oil and gas drilling industry.
The company specializes in measurement-while-drilling, rotary steerable, and vibration management products. Pritzker and Malloy viewed some of the latest technology from APS, geared toward lowering the cost and time involved in oil drilling.
“This kind of precision manufacturing is really what America needs to be doing more,” Pritzker said.
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This is an excerpt from Secretary Pritzker’s blog, posted July 31, 2013:
Secretary Pritzker ended the day in Connecticut, where she participated in a tour and roundtable discussion at APS Technology. APS Technology is a long time client and partner with the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Since 1993, the company has expanded from consulting services to developing, producing, and supplying proprietary tools for drilling operations. The company began exporting in 2003, and now exports account for more than 75 percent of its business. Earlier this year, the company earned the President’s “E” Award for exports, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
Secretary Pritzker believes it’s particularly important to connect with business and thought leaders early and often, both to hear their ideas on how government and the private sector can partner on strategic initiatives to grow business, and to promote the tremendous work the Department of Commerce does on behalf of U.S. companies. This trip and subsequent stops is part of Secretary Pritzker’s commitment to serve as a bridge to the business community–both domestically and abroad– so that the public and private sectors can work together to create jobs and opportunities for all Americans.