BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A delegation from the South African Embassy met with senior officials from Altec Inc. today to discuss methods of strengthening relationships between South Africa and Alabama-based companies. The meeting with Altec was focused on energy production growth and potential opportunities to assist South Africa and ESKOM, the country's national utility, with meeting requirements for electrical grid expansion and maintenance.
Representatives from the South African Embassy included Nowetu Luti, Deputy Chief of Mission, Aluwani Museisi, First Secretary of Socio Economics, and Dr. Nomonde Xundu, Minister of Health.
"We are honored to be visited by such a distinguished group of South African leaders", said Lee Styslinger III, Altec Chairman and CEO. "Altec is committed to assist with the sharing of knowledge and technology between the United States and South Africa. This exchange of information and best practices will help strengthen the relationship between our two countries, create commerce opportunities and build greater trust and cultural understanding."
The South African Delegation's visit to Altec was part of a series of meetings and activities in Alabama focused on energy, health and civil rights.
Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs, and tree care markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.