JM Technical Center Hosts U.S. Department of Commerce

The emerging markets of Eurasia present unique opportunities for U.S. companies and Eurasian economies alike. The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program builds partnerships and provides technical assistance by training Eurasian business leaders in U.S. business practices. These training programs directly support Eurasian economic and civil society development by encouraging market-based reforms, while generating valuable export and investment opportunities for U.S. industry.

While Eurasian markets are full of opportunity, there are an equal number of risks that must be considered. A sound understanding of the local market environment is instrumental in managing these risks. SABIT enables U.S. companies to develop this local knowledge by establishing partnerships and training local Eurasian management.

Recently, the SABIT Program made a trip to Denver to visit the Johns Manville Technical Center (JMTC). Roofing systems Tech Specialists Jim Nunns and Rick Martelon lead the group of about 20 visitors through some commercial roofing demos as part of the tour.  The diverse group was treated to a short presentation by Specifier Services Manager, Derek Nickum, EIT, CDT. JM's Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Markian Duma, Owner Services Leader, Brad Burdic, and Corporate R&D Manager J.R. Babineau were also on hand to field questions from the SABIT members.