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AGT, the voice of contracting experience

Article - September 30, 2011
Shortly after the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, a minority American couple went to Kuwait in pursuit of a dream of business success in the Middle East. “We calculated the risk and moved forward with establishing our company,” explains Sheila Gittens, president of American General Trading & Contracting Co. (AGT). “We both have an entrepreneurial spirit;  going backwards in life is not an option.”
AGT provides a segue for many U.S. corporations into the lucrative Middle East markets, whether as agents for foreign companies, project managers, teaming partners or joint venture partners. “AGT’s global appeal is based on our American management systems coupled with our 20 years of experience in the GCC,” says
We provide a gateway for U.S. suppliers and contractors.”

Lionel Gittens, MD of AGT

We have an entrepreneurial spirit; going backwards in life is not an option.”

Sheila Gittens, President of AGT
Lionel Gittens, managing director of AGT. “We also provide corporate sponsorships for major U.S. corporations who are contracting for the U.S. government.” AGT is a registered entity with the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait and a proven contractor of choice in construction, interior design, meet and greet, and logistic services. Sheila Gittens reiterates, “AGT headquarters its operation in Kuwait and has been successful in spreading its wings to Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, the U.S. and Djibouti.”

AGT’s future strategy is diversification and expansion into commercial facility management and other support services. AGT’s U.S. franchise, Coverall Cleaning Concepts, has established a strong customer base by providing a health-based cleaning system that prevents cross contamination.

“AGT will focus on joint venture opportunities in the oil and commercial sectors. We provide a gateway for U.S. suppliers and contractors to these excellent business opportunities,” says Lionel Gittens.

AGT invites all prospective companies seeking to venture into the Middle East to visit its website: www.agtkuwait.com