The three top goals for the AWTC
, Roberts said, are to help Sosa source cheaper materials and increase profitability--Bright Tech is annually spending about $1 million on materials--identify potential manufacturing opportunities for innovative products and introduce Bright Tech to new clients.
Boon Tan is director of Asia trade development for the AWTC and has headed up delegations to several Asian nations, while Herbert Morales heads up Latin American trade and has helped Arkansas companies do business in Central and South America.
Joe Holmes, communications director for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said his group and the AWTC were "joined at the hip.
Gonzalez said her office works closely with Hendrix and the AWTC.
As for whether the company would consult with the AWTC again, Fairchild said, "Oh, most definitely.