New Video Highlights Consequences Of Ex-Im Lapse For North Carolina Manufacturers

The Exporters for Ex-Im Coalition has released a video that details the negative consequences of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank lapse for North Carolina manufacturers.

Below are some excerpts from the video:

James Wind, CFO, Flow Sciences (Wilmington, NC). “Ex-Im Bank is an integral part of our financing picture. 30 percent of our revenue is represented with export sales, I can’t keep all these people employed if I have a 30 percent whack in my revenue.”


Tod Skinner, President, American Engineering Group (Charlotte, NC). “Some of the transactions we’re looking at where Ex-Im could help us are upwards of a half a million dollars…Getting an order like that because of Ex-Im would allow us to add one, two, three more jobs than we would have otherwise.”


Leslie Harty, President, Maverick Enterprises (Charlotte, NC). “Ex-Im is vital to a small business that does business overseas…I do not know how I will able to do business overseas without Ex-Im. If I don’t have that, it could put me out of business.”


Ex-Im has supported over $2.9 billion in export sales at 200 companies since 2007 in North Carolina alone. Last week, a majority of members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a discharge petition to bring the Ex-Im reauthorization bill to a vote on the House floor. North Carolina Representatives Alma Adams, David Price, Renee Ellmers and G.K. Butterfield were among the 218 signers of the discharge petition.


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