As part of its mission to provide training to companies looking to enter the global marketplace, World Trade Center (WTC) Charleston, a program of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce in North Charleston, South Carolina, recently held a three-month export training session for employees of those companies.
Companies graduating from the program on Dec. 8 were: BoatLIFE, which has for 55 years manufactured a variety of products such as adhesives, sealants, epoxies, cleaners and waxes as well as producing lines of boats, aircrafts and recreational vehicles; Concentric, a quality and improvement resource firm offering digital products, training and consulting services; Engineered Marine Coatings, marketers of a marine polyurethane system technology; Formatical, a product design and branding company whose clients include Rewined Candles, Produce Candles, Lulie Wallace and ROAM; Southern Twist Cocktail Co., a producer and marketer of a line of non-alcoholic cocktail infusions sold in restaurants and shops throughout Charleston and South Carolina; Talk Tools, a manufacturer of tools used in the oral placement and feeding therapy industries; and Terressentia, producer of patented TerrePURE-based spirits.
With this latest class of graduates, 21 companies have completed WTC Charleston training. A maximum of eight companies can participate in a training session. Sessions are led by national trainers specializing in import-export compliance and procedures. WTC training programs are conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Small Business Development Center and the College of Charleston.
According to WTC Charleston, companies that have completed the export training program have registered increased sales through exporting.
Applications are now being accepted for the next WTC training program, which is geared to small and medium-sized businesses and will begin in February. To inquire about applying or for information about the WTC training programs, email Therese Gordon at email@example.com or call 843-805-3007.