Thermal processing systems and bulk material handling company Heyl & Patterson Inc., Pittsburgh, has joined the Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX), an initiative that provides assistance to Pennsylvania-based companies to successfully penetrate the southern African market. Heyl & Patterson is one of 10 Pennsylvania companies participating in the program.

 The scope of PAMEX includes the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Pennsylvania Authorized Trade Representative office based in Pretoria, South Africa, will conduct implementation of the program. Participation in the program will help Heyl & Patterson expand its geographic reach.