World­wide ex­po­sure for Trout River In­dus­tries

Fea­tured com­pany on ‘World­wide Busi­ness with Kathy Ire­land’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY ERIC MCCARTHY +063/"- 1*0/&&3

The own­ers of a West Prince busi­ness are op­ti­mistic the nearly seven min­utes their com­pany spent in front of a world­wide TV au­di­ence on Sun­day will help them achieve fur­ther busi­ness growth.

Trout River In­dus­tries pres­i­dent Har­vey Ste­wart, along with busi­ness part­ner and CEO, Dar­rin Mitchell, flew to Hol­ly­wood for a stu­dio in­ter­view with Kathy Ire­land in June. He is pleased with how the “World­wide Busi­ness with Kathy Ire­land” seg­ment turned out.

“It’s just to be rec­og­nized around the world, is what I like.”

The show, which airs on Fox Busi­ness News and Bloomberg In­ter­na­tional, is re­ported to have a po­ten­tial view­ing au­di­ence of 275 mil­lion house­holds around the globe.

“It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what comes back over the next cou­ple of months,” Ste­wart re­flected.

Any­one who missed the seg­ment can ac­cess it through Trout River’s YouTube chan­nel.

Ste­wart noted the show is seen in all seven con­ti­nents while the trail­ers his com­pany pro­duces have made it to five of them.

“We’ve got two to go,” he said, ex­press­ing op­ti­mism the ex­po­sure Ire­land’s show gen­er­ates will help pave the way.

Be­sides the live-bot­tom trail­ers Trout River has been pro­duc­ing since 1999, it has been pro­duc­ing shut­tle-floor trail­ers for six years, and Ire­land helped give that prod­uct re­newed ex­po­sure.

“The shut­tle floor is just start­ing to catch on. It’s start­ing to find its home in the sludge busi­ness and com­post and stuff like that, where peo­ple don’t want to get in around it and clean it, af­ter-the-fact,” Ste­wart said.

“It goes along for the ride. The floor moves and it all comes out. It’s just like a big loaf of bread,” he said in pro­vid­ing a sim­pli­fied de­scrip­tion.

Lo­cal re­ac­tion to the “show has been good, Ste­wart said.

“A lot of peo­ple just can’t be­lieve that they’d do that or how you’d ever get there, to get on that show and get­ting around the world with a trailer that’s built here in P.E.I., with a piece of gear that’s built here on P.E.I., but it’s only our mind that’s a limit.”

Ste­wart said he’s no­ticed an in­crease in en­quiries about the Trout River prod­ucts in the first week since the seg­ment aired.

“It’s get­ting around the world.”

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This screen shot is from the seg­ment of the “World­wide Busi­ness with Kathy Ire­land” show that fea­tured West Prince com­pany Trout River In­dus­tries. Com­pany pres­i­dent Har­vey Ste­wart and busi­ness part­ner and CEO Dar­rin Mitchell ap­peared on the show with Ire­land.

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