Aug 15, 2012 Issues: Economy
Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, visited Astrophysics, Inc. in the City of Industry, the only American x-ray security company that manufactures its products solely in the United States. Napolitano toured the factory with President and CEO Francois Zayek and met with employees who reside in the 38th District to learn more about the small business, which exports 70% of its products globally.
“We must allow Astrophysics and other small companies that employ US workers the ability to compete in government contracts to sell their products here at home,” Napolitano said. “It is also critical that we continue to develop technology that allows our citizens and cargo to be protected and to promote this expansion to create more American jobs.”
Astrophysics was founded in 2002 and employs over 100 workers, with approximately 40% unskilled laborers in Production and 60% skilled professionals within Administration, Accounting, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and Service. It currently offers imaging systems ranging from mail and small parcel, to checkpoint, large baggage, and cargo inspection, to mobile screening.
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