It's Eastward Ho For Uncle Sam

Ellicott Machine Corp. International built the dredges used to dig the Panama Canal. And for years, it has sold dredging gear in the U.S., Latin America, and the Middle East. Yet the 109-year-old Baltimore company has had little luck cracking the lucrative Indonesian market. European rivals actively backed by their governments have won all the juicy deals, as Jakarta spent lavishly on new harbors and airports.

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