Assistant US Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration Tours New Balance, Wears Safety Glasses in Case There’s a Massive Shoelace Explosion

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new balanceSKOWHEGAN, Maine — U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration Paul Piquado toured Skowhegan’s New Balance manufacturing facility on Thursday. Matthew LeBretton, New Balance director of public affairs, said he hoped the visit would help convince the government that manufacturing jobs could be affected by a pending free trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “So much of that is talked about as numbers on a spreadsheet,” LeBretton said. “New Balance is people, family and jobs behind those numbers.” The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement among several Pacific nations. The United States is still in negotiations to become a part of the agreement. Only Brunei, Chile, Peru and Singapore have signed on. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)