Volk Optical on Value of Free Trade Agreements to Local Economies
PETER MASTORES : Well the free trade agreements have helped us an awful lot and probably would continue to because we still do basically all the design, the manufacturer, promotion, sale, everything out of Mentor, Ohio. So by the free trade agreements we've been able to save a lot of time and money and save even in some imports of our raw materials from Singapore, places like that, as well as helping us to sell and in all the countries: Mexico, China, Canada, Mexico and other countries.
So I think it's important. It's not affecting us in a negative way because the jobs we are adding are still in the US because everything's manufactured here although we have grown International. We've put people in the field that know the local markets to help us as well.