On March 20th, 2014, TRIC Tools, Inc. Joined the US Department of Commerce and Other San Francisco Bay Area Manufacturers at Hayward’s Chamber of Commerce in Hayward, CA

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — TRIC Tools, a California Trenchless Pipe Bursting Manufacturer, participated in the recent U.S. Department of Commerce's 4th Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" seminar, held at Hayward's Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main Street, Hayward, CA 94541. The event was co-sponsored by Federal Express and Rina Accountancy Corporation. Michael Lien, Director of Operations, represented TRIC. "I really enjoyed this event, the location, facility and auditorium really made this a great venue for business networking." Rod Hirsch, Oakland's US Commercial Service Director hosted and moderated the day's activities. "Rod has been a great asset, assisting TRIC to establish international business outlets for our products," said TRIC's Gregg Abbott, Director of Sales.

This year's event was highlighted by several San Francisco Bay Area Companies receiving awards for their Export Achievements. Those honored were Dr. Raymond Wallace, Executive Director of International Programs and Brian Cook, Associate Vice President of Cal State East Bay; Mr. Robert Lundy, President & CEO of Glimmerglass; and Mr. Vernon Olson, General Manager of MDC Vacuum Products of Hayward, CA. Bernard Mbochi, Engineering, Product and Technology Lead of Talesun Solar Company was also given an award. Mr. Mbochi took part in the Power Africa Initiative for alternate fuels in Africa. Also at the event were Michael Sweeney, Mayor of Hayward, Todd Acker, FedEX, and Tom Neff, RINA Accountancy Corp.

Presenting at the event were Rod Hirsch, "Global Markets," Mr. Hirsch described how the US Commercial Services can help open new global markets for your products. Jeff Deiss, Regional Export Finance manager U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); David Josephson, U.S. Export-Import Bank (ExIm Bank), and Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) also gave presentations. Dr. Spinelli noted that OPIC doesn't produce oil, isn't private nor is it a corporation. For more information on OPIC, visit their website at: http://www.opic.gov.

John Andersen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, spoke about, "What can global markets do for you." Nand Ramchandani, Government Affairs, of OSISoft company of San Leandro spoke of the success OSIsoft had on a recent trade mission to Africa. Attendees learned that whether you have a big or small budget, can travel or not, the US Department of Commerce can assist you in a number of ways to help you bring your products to the world.

For more information about Trenchless Pipe Bursting equipment or the Trenchless Industry in general – please call 888-883-8742 or visit TRIC's website at: http://www.trictrenchless.com to see how they can answer any of these questions for you. Get your Trenchless Sewer and Water Replacement service off on the right foot, one lateral at a time.


Michael Lien


Michael Lien