On July 15, Consul General Otto Hans Van Maerssen visited American manufacturing firms in Chelyabinsk oblast. Emerson-Metran is a leading manufacturer of technical equipment for the oil & gas sector and other industries. The company provides customers with 24/7 support through its Eurasia Customer Support unit. Carbo Ceramics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of environmentally friendly ceramic proppant. Carbo’s production site in Russia has been operating in Chelyabinsk oblast since 2007, and ships product to customers in the CIS and worldwide.