The U.S. Department of Commerce recognized Phoenix Contact for its investment in the United States that have lead to job creation and economic growth as the company continues to look to the future. Ian Steff, deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Brian Lenihan, executive director for Select USA, presented a certificate to Phoenix Contact executives at the Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany, on April 2.
"In 2005, we reorganized to bring development and manufacturing closer to our North American customers," said Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA. "We are proud that this approach has resulted not only in faster, more personalized service for our customers, but also added jobs and economic growth to the U.S. market."
Following the presentation, Nehlig and Frank Stührenberg, CEO of Phoenix Contact, hosted the government officials on a tour of the Phoenix Contact booth at Hannover Messe.
Phoenix Contact manufactures automation, control, power and connectivity products, with global headquarters in Blomberg, Germany. The company established a U.S. subsidiary in 1981.