Soviet business leaders visit city Group here to learn about manufacturing.

May 08, 1991|By Liz Atwood | Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff

A group of 40 business leaders from the Soviet Union toured three Baltimore companies yesterday to learn about the various stages of business development in the United States.

The group's two-week tour is sponsored by Soyuz Transworld Corp., a Washington-based firm that promotes trade between the two countries. The businessmen have toured Washington to learn about American government, traveled to Baltimore to learn about manufacturing and are to go to New York for an introduction to the New York Stock Exchange.

In Baltimore, the group toured the General Motors plant on Broening Highway to see a large manufacturing plant. It also visited Polk Audio, a medium-size stereo equipment maker, and J.L. Wickham, a growing manufacturer of machine tools.

Jim Meszaros, tour director for the Soyuz Transworld Corp., said the Soviet delegates are plant directors and accountants from heavy industries throughout the Soviet Union.

In addition to visiting plants in Baltimore, the group also was hoping to make contacts that would lead to trade here, a representative said.

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