AHRI Partners with U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service, Bringing Export Resources to AHRI Members

June 1, 2012
: Monica Cardenas, Director, Communications
Direct: 703.600.0377

Arlington, VA – The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service (US&FCS) to create a formalized program that offers AHRI members improved access to U.S. and Foreign Commercial Services’ international trade resources. The New Market Export Initiative (NMEI) was developed to help U.S. manufacturers expand their export sales to new markets.  

“We are pleased to be able to partner with the Department of Commerce to provide a new benefit to our members,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “We hope this will serve as a valuable tool to our member companies looking to expand into new markets.”

Through the NMEI program, AHRI members can receive assistance in developing new contacts for business in foreign markets, and in securing export financing, guarantees, and credit insurance. Additionally, assistance is available for members on how to comply with regulatory and documentation requirements. AHRI members may access the service via the members-only website,   

About AHRI
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment.  An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products.  AHRI’s 309 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.