On June 8, Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) received a visit from Marcus Jadotte, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis, International Trade Administration to its San Antonio facility. P.S.I. is the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems for commercial vehicles.
Jadotte toured P.S.I. to gather input on how U.S. companies are affected by international trade policies, including pending international trade agreements with countries in the Asia Pacific and European Union. P.S.I. has opened markets in 45 countries around the world so is uniquely positioned to talk on the matter of international trade.
Tim Musgrave, President and CEO, welcomed Jadotte to the P.S.I. headquarters and introduced him to many of the company’s 95 employees during a plant tour. Jadotte’s visit came as the Obama administration is pushing for a Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement that not everyone is on board with, but he remarked “would be beneficial to Texas firms like P.S.I. Opening up additional markets would mean more jobs in Texas, in San Antonio and more growth for P.S.I. because consumers around the world want high quality American goods.” Frank Sonzala, Executive Vice President, points out, “P.S.I. already does a robust business overseas, but to continue growing international trade must operate fairly in order for small U.S. companies like ours to be competitive in the global marketplace.”