Partnering for International Trade Development and Prosperity in the Global Marketplace

NAITA 35th Anniversary Featured in Business Alabama

“In 1983, farmland still covered much of North Alabama, but a group of visionary businesspeople knew it wouldn’t always be that way. The Huntsville economy nosedived after NASA’s Apollo program closed in the 1970s, and local business leaders knew the city needed to look beyond the federal government to keep their city thriving. Under the… Continue Reading

NAITA Announces Results of 2016 North Alabama International Trade Study

HUNTSVILLE, AL, October 13, 2016 – The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) announces results of the 2016 North Alabama International Trade Study. Please click here for the 2016 North Alabama International Trade Study Overview. The study was conducted for NAITA by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Center for Management & Economic Research. NAITA was… Continue Reading

2017 NAITA Global Trade Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for 2017 NAITA GLOBAL TRADE AWARD International business expansion provides diversification, revenues, and jobs for individual firms and the economy as a whole. The NAITA Global Trade Award honors existing local businesses for their dedication in pursuing and penetrating global markets. By recognizing these efforts, NAITA hopes to encourage others to explore… Continue Reading

Faces of Trade – PESA

  PESA, established in 1973, is a manufacturer of high-end video and audio equipment for commercial and government use. When it comes to international business, the company is highly experienced with over 40 years of practice and has recently been recognized for its global success. In 2014, PESA received both the Governor’s Trade Award and… Continue Reading

Kappler, Inc.

Kappler, Inc. has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical protective fabrics, apparel and accessories for the industrial, medical, hazmat and military markets by following its mission to “keep bad stuff off people.” The Guntersville-based company was launched in 1976, and specialized in sewing basic coveralls for industrial use. Today, Kappler provides patented… Continue Reading


Intergraph Corporation has been a major player in international trade for more than 40 years. The company has developed business partners in more than 46 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and the South Pacific. International sales have grown steadily each year by 1 to 3 percent of total business, with non-U.S. sales now… Continue Reading

Axometrics, Inc.

Axometrics, Inc., a Huntsville company that provides full Mueller matrix polarization testing – especially optical measurement solutions to LCD manufacturers’ production facilities and R&D laboratories – has shipped its products to other countries for 12 years. Put simply, its survival in the manufacturing industry depends on developing export markets. “Axometrics exports approximately 95 percent of… Continue Reading

Giles & Kendall, Inc.

Giles & Kendall is a 75-year old Huntsville-based forest and chemical products company specializing in the processing of Eastern Red Cedar. The company manufactures a wide range of CedarSafe products that include 100 percent natural cedar oil, pressed wood panels, closet liner tongue and groove planks, and cedar accessories. These products are domestically available at… Continue Reading