Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, recently had the honour of hosting a Texas Trade Mission roundtable discussion at its Grapevine, TX, facility involving participants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, local businesses and media.
The roundtable was part of a Canadian Chamber of Commerce outreach mission to Texas, highlighting the $35 billion trade relationship that exists between Canada and the Lone Star State. Bombardier, CAE and Vector Aerospace are some of the many Canadian companies creating local jobs and investments in Texas.
The mission was organized in association with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Association of Business, and involved a series of visits to relevant companies in Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin.
Distinguished guests attending the roundtable discussion at Vector’s Grapevine facility included Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO the Hon. Perrin Beatty. “Like the 617,200 Canadians who travel to Texas each year, we’ve been met with hospitality everywhere we go. Some Texans were surprised to learn about the deep Canadian connection to their communities, including the half-million jobs in the state that depend on Canada-US trade and investment,” Mr. Beatty said.
“It is so great to see the Canadian Chamber of Commerce put a focus on Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” RaDonna Hessel, President and CEO, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce stated. “We have a large aerospace focus here with strong international ties and are so proud to have Vector Aerospace – a strong global company – right here in Grapevine. We applaud their efforts to strengthen international relationships through discussions and engagements like this.”
Attendees also included local DFW representatives from Bell Helicopter, Bombardier Aerospace, Mainfreight USA and SAFRAN Helicopter Engines, as well as representatives from the Canadian Consulate office located in Dallas, TX.
Following the roundtable discussion, John Seidl, Vice President of Global Operations, led the Canadian delegation, distinguished guests and media on a tour of Vector’s Grapevine facility. The location, which opened in 2011, proudly supports the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A, JT15D and PW100 series of engines, as well as the Rolls-Royce M250 turboshaft.
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