Ambassador Desrocher Visited Ain Defla

On May 2, Ambassador John P. Desrocher visited the Wilaya of Ain Defla.  During the visit, the Ambassador met with the Wali Aziz Benyoucef with whom he discussed the strong economic and cultural potential of the region and possible cooperation opportunities in a variety of sectors.

In addition, the Ambassador helped inaugurate the Frame Metal Spa facility, a partnership between the Algerian BATIMETAL group and FrameMax Systems, a U.S. company.  Established on April 24, 2014, Frame Metal Spa specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of Light Gauge Steel (LGS) building panels, and the construction of buildings.  FrameMax Systems’ engagement in Algeria has contributed technological transfer and know-how to the joint venture.  FrameMax is a global leader in manufacturing lightweight metal frames (from LGS).

The Frame Metal Spa facility is a concrete example of the U.S. commitment to partnering with Algeria to diversify its economy based on solid business practices and advanced knowledge transfers.