Optical and electric power cable developer Hengtong Group Co. Ltd. of Suzhou, China, and power plant developer Inland Energy Inc. of Newport Beach, Calif., have formed Hengtong USA LLC, a California-based optical cable sales and technical support company. Hengtong USA has developed an aggressive sales program for its power and fiber optic cables. All Hengtong USA products are designed and built to U.S. standards and tested by U.S. agencies. Initially, production will be provided through Hengtong’s international facilities to capitalize upon manufacturing and cost efficiencies. The company is currently establishing its U.S. distribution and service facilities. . Hengtong’s power cables are currently undergoing extensive testing at the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Its fiber optic cable products are similarly completing testing at Experior Labs in Oxnard, California, as well as Underwriter Laboratories in Northbrook, Ill. The Hengtong Group develops optical and electric power cables for major communication operators as well as specialized communication network areas such as aerospace, power, radio and television, national defense and marine engineering.