Green Gym secures new business during trade mission to Israel

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GreenGym has secured new export destinations for its outdoor fitness equipment, after...

GreenGym has secured new export destinations for its outdoor fitness equipment, after signing distribution agreements with EnerGym, the largest distributor of indoor fitness equipment in Israel, and Phil-Andreou Group, which will distribute GreenGym outdoor fitness equipment in Greece and Cyprus.

GreenGym Executive Director Guy Chaham also signed an MOU for North American distribution rights for two Israeli outdoor related products, P.L.H. Lighting Engineering Ltd. and Nir Daniel.

"I'm very excited about selling Canadian products to my home country," says Chaham, who immigrated to Canada from Israel eight years ago.

The new business comes after Chaham's return from an October 2011 trade mission to Israel led by Premier Darrel Dexter and organized by Nova Scotia Business Inc.

"Being a part of this trade mission helped us achieve what we have tried to do for the last while. I would like to tell local companies that these trade missions are a great way to expand their export goals and increase the exposure of their Nova Scotia made products around the world," Chaham says.

Chatham hopes to expand the scope of his business even more following a late November appearance on CBC's Dragon's Den, where he is looking for $200,000 in new capital.

GreenGym is a local manufacturer of outdoor fitness equipment with offices and a factory in Woodside Industrial Park. Since 2007, GreenGym has expanded from a home-based start-up to a company that now operates in a 12,000 sq.ft. facility and employs more than 20 people in sales, administration and trades positions. GreenGym is the largest manufacturer of this equipment in North America. This year GreenGym was awarded the eighth fastest growing company in Atlantic Canada by Progress Magazine and is finalist this year for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the year award.

Organizations: Phil-Andreou Group, North American, P.L.H. Lighting Engineering Nova Scotia Business CBC Progress Magazine Halifax Chamber of Commerce Small Business

Geographic location: Israel, Atlantic Canada, Greece Cyprus Nova Scotia Woodside Industrial Park North America

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