Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. (SFT) was recently awarded a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant from the State of Delaware’s International Trade and Development Group. Funded in part through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the STEP program provided funding for a State of Delaware trade mission to South Africa. During the weeklong event in late February, SFT, along with representatives from four other Delaware-based companies, as well as members from Delaware business law community, met with officials from local governments and various industries in the Johannesburg/Pretoria Area and Cape Town. Delaware Secretary of State, Jeffrey Bullock, and Director of International Trade and Development for the State of Delaware, John Pastor, were also in attendance for this trade mission.
Kenneth Krewson, SFT’s VP of Sales and Marketing, said, “South Africa is a relatively new market for us. We see opportunity for medium to long term growth in the region. We are grateful for the financial and logistical support that we have received on both the state and federal level. This is truly an investment that will grow business and have a positive impact on jobs and the economy.”