AIM International Business Council
AIM’s International Business Council (AIM-IBC) helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade, expand their global business activities, and learn more about best practices. Services include:
- Seminars and Roundtables: Topics include emerging markets, trade regulations, and strategies for global expansion.
- Referrals: We connect businesspeople, firms, and the media with international trade experts, agencies, companies and consultants.
- Global Trade Awards: We recognize excellence in Massachusetts businesses demonstrating leadership in international trade.
- E-Newsletter: Lists international events, trade missions, seminars, webinars, trade shows, and business resources. Sign up.
- Invitation-Only Roundtables: We invite AIM members to meet with global political and business leaders.
- 2016 Global Trade Awards
Ambassador’s Award - REXA | West Bridgewater, MA
REXA designs and manufactures superior actuators, a device used by operators of pipelines, power plants and hydro dams to regulate the flow of water, steam or petroleum through industrial pipeline valves. Using innovative motion control technology, REXA actuators enable operators to open, close or adjust large valves from remote locations for normal usage or, in case of emergency situations, to avoid spills or contamination. REXA technology is used in power generation, oil & gas, mining, metals, water and waste industries. A Japanese-owned company founded in 1981, REXA’s products are in high demand globally, with 40% of their products distributed internationally. www.rexa.com
Diplomat’s Award - L-3 Security & Detection Systems | Woburn, MA
L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) is a leading supplier of security screening solutions, with more than 50,000 systems deployed and supported around the globe. Founded in 1986, L-3 SDS designs and manufactures cutting-edge products for secure facilities using advanced technologies such as 3-D computed tomography; automated, conventional and high-energy X-ray; radiation detection; active millimeter wave imaging; metal detection and more. L-3 SDS engineers have improved airport x-ray scanners’ threat detection capabilities across the globe. The L-3 ClearScan™ cabin baggage screener uses CT technology and advanced algorithms to deliver the highest level of explosives threat detection at a low false alarm rate. It has been introduced to major airports in Europe and Asia. www.sds.L-3.com
Chairman’s Award - Riverdale Mills Corporation Northbridge, MA
Founded in 1980, Riverdale Mills Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality engineered, galvanized and PVC coated wire mesh fabrics. Riverdale Mills produces over 3,500 sizes of welded wire mesh for the marine, aquaculture, security, farming and construction industries at its sole manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. Riverdale’s marquee product, Aquamesh®, is a durable, rust proof and corrosion resistant wire mesh specifically designed to withstand the harshest subsea conditions. Aquamesh® is used to build 80% of all lobster traps fished in North America and Europe. Riverdale Mills WireWall® high security wire mesh fencing is used to protect the MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab, U.S. Embassy in Panama, Port of San Francisco, Toyota’s Mexico plant, and the Vancouver Transit System. www.riverdale.com.
Massachusetts Export Center
Offers targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process.
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)
Markets the state's business internationally.
Provides online trade resources and one-on-one assistance for international business - whether you're just starting or expanding your global sales.
International Trade Administration
Provides practical information to business owners on market and product selection and ensures that access to international markets is available as required by U.S. trade agreements.
Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States
Provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing).
Trade Compliance Center
Helps American exporters with foreign trade barriers and works to ensure that foreign countries comply with their commitments to the United States.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Provides a voice of experience and influence in Washington, D.C., and around the globe. The staff of experts - policy specialists, lobbyists, and lawyers - make up the world's largest not-for-profit business federation.
US Department of Commerce, Commercial Service, Boston Office
Providing export assistance, market research and Gold Key services to Massachusetts firms in a variety of industries.
Provides import and export trade statistics by country, state, product and year, for market and competitive analysis.