TEL AVIV (Aug. 26)
American manufacturers are seeking to satisfy Israel’s needs in four important areas of the nation’s economy—machine tool and metal working; chemical processing; medical, surgical and hospital services; and hotels, restaurants and catering.
The U.S. charge d’affaires, J. Owen Zurhellan said today that 50 American firms will display equipment in those fields at a special U.S. trade show to be held at the Tel Aviv Fair Grounds October 5-10.
The firms see a growing market in Israel for their products. There are some 25 chemical plant projects underway, some new and some involving the expansion of existing plants. Israel has 140 hospitals with an aggregate of 20,000 beds. The latter are expected to increase by 8,000 in the next few years. In addition, 5,000 more hotel rooms are expected to be built in the very near future.