Locally based cleaning services franchisor Chem-Dry has signed a master franchisee to develop Trinidad & Tobago, making the Caribbean island nation the 50th country in which Chem-Dry does business. The company plans to keep trucking and is targeting parts of Europe, Asia and Latin America, where its business mix often differs from that in its home territory.
For example, while 80 percent of Chem-Dry’s domestic business is residential and 20 percent commercial, the opposite is true in most countries outside the U.S. Manuszak attributes this primarily to the high priority many countries place on healthy work environments.
Hunt Brothers Pizza has since June set up a presence at five U.S. Army or Air Force bases in Germany. The local company's stations are inside other retailers operating under the Army & Air Force Exchange Service banner. Check out more info here.
Brentwood-based investment manager Compass EMP this week launched its ninth and 10th exchange-traded funds — and its first two focused on international investing. Compass, which was acquired earlier this year by an Ohio firm with $36 billion under management, last month also brought to market three other ETFs.
Louisiana-Pacific executives have put in place plans to begin selling a number of their products in the six Middle Eastern countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The Nashville-based company is particularly focused on marketing its concrete form beams.
Bass Berry & Sims has added another attorney to its Washington, D.C., office's international trade group. Cheryl Palmeri comes to the firm from Sheppard Mullin, where she worked with with Thad McBride, who recently moved to Bass to lead its new international trade team.
“I am thrilled to get to continue working with Cheryl,” said McBride. “Not only does she have the great substantive expertise that clients need, but she is also committed to helping clients find effective, practical solutions to their international trade compliance problems.”
Palmeri focuses on international trade compliance and has represented clients before the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the Department of Justice, among other government bodies.
Cool Springs-based FutureNet Security Solutions could have as much as $100 million worth of work coming its way from the Indian state of Gujarat. Officials there last week signed a memorandum of understanding with Perry Mehta, CEO of FutureNet's parent, which is based in the Motor City and in 2012 acquired what was formerly Universal Safety Response. Crain's Detroit Business has more details.
“It will not be an exclusive (agreement), but one of the reasons we have worked with the (government) is the kind of products we can offer within the defense industry, and there is very limited competition for us in that direction,” he said.
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