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February 3, 2012
For immediate release

Atlantic Canada Premiers Host Mission to the United States – February 6-8, 2012

Premier's Office

Premier Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island is leading a trade team mission to Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on trade sectors of aerospace and defence, information technology, life sciences, agri-food, seafood and oceans.

The P.E.I. companies that will be attending the mission are 3 Points Machining and Aerospace, Discovery Garden, ViTRAK Systems Inc., and Wiebal Aerospace.

“This trade mission will link Atlantic Canadian business leaders with Atlanta’s capacities in manufacturing, research and life sciences,” said Premier Ghiz. “The Island companies participating in the mission will be able to meet with possible business partners in Georgia through a matchmaking program.”

The mission is an initiative of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. Premier Ghiz together with Premier David Alward of New Brunswick, Premier Kathy Dunderdale of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Premier Darrell Dexter of Nova Scotia will lead a delegation of over 20 Atlantic Canadian business leaders. The premiers and their delegations will showcase how companies in Atlantic Canada can quickly and efficiently supply companies in Georgia with the goods and services they need, as well as promoting the attributes and strategies of Atlantic provinces relating to their location, entrepreneurial leadership and expertise, skilled labour, and export opportunities. Together, they aim to strengthen and enhance trade partnerships between the four Atlantic provinces and Georgia.

The mission will take place on February 6 - 8, 2012.

The Council of Atlantic Premiers is committed to identifying and pursuing regional opportunities that will benefit Atlantic Canadians as well as the joint promotion of the Atlantic region on the national and international stages.

BACKGROUNDER: PEI Company Profiles, Atlanta Trade Mission

Discovery Garden Inc.

DiscoveryGarden Inc. (a Digital Asset Management Company) is the world’s first and only full-featured Islandora/Fedora/Drupal services company. With leading software engineers and developers, the company provides cost-effective solutions along with top-quality, reliable service for all repository needs, regardless of the size or type of data. The elimination of the high cost associated with proprietary software allows institutions to realize the cost-effectiveness of open-source software that is customizable to fit their specific needs. DiscoveryGarden’s software and service advantage allows an organization easy access to store, transform, secure and distribute data anywhere, anyplace, anytime.

3 Points Aviation

3 Points Aviation operates in two key areas: parts and service supply; and machining, manufacturing, repairs and overhaul. Headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, with offices in the USA. The company is highly respected for technical resources, industry knowledge, and global product reach, with an industry reputation for superb services and inventory availability.

Wiebal Aerospace

Wiebel Aerospace specializes in the manufacturing of precision machined components for aircraft Landing Gear and Flight Controls. All work is custom made to meet the specific needs and exacting standards of customers in the aerospace, military and related industries. Wiebel delivers ready-to-install finished parts and fully tested assemblies to the highest level for virtually every major commercial and military aircraft. We are committed to being a premier manufacturer of custom precision machined parts, speciality components and assemblies.

Working from a modern 15,000 square foot manufacturing plant, equipped with the excellent machinery that enables the most efficient of operations, a strong commitment to quality and service has allowed the company to grow consistently over the years. This growth combined with a complete range of CNC machining services with the highest level of customer service gives Wiebel Aerospace the ability to serve a wide range of industries and customers. With strict compliance to ISO 9001 standards, Wiebel ensures that customers receive the best quality products, on time and at competitive prices. Wiebel’s skilled employees share a total commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. All work is custom made to meet the specific needs and exacting standards of leading aerospace customers.

ViTRAK Systems Inc.

ViTRAK Systems Inc. (ViTRAK) is a Canadian company dedicated to the development and commercialization of its advanced subject tracking and monitoring technologies. ViTRAK uses its patented sensor floor technology, Stepscan™, developed to study and analyze patterns of mobility and balance in human and veterinary subjects or patients. ViTRAK’s Stepscan technology has many useful applications in the areas of clinical research, physical therapy, sports training, and workplace or residential security.

Media Contact: Geoff Townsend
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