U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

Representatives from all 50 States and the District of Columbia Receives Highest U.S. Honor for Export Success


Monday, May 16, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year’s 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.

“Congratulations to the 123 companies in all 50 states being honored today for their achievements in exporting,” said Secretary Pritzker. “These companies demonstrate the opportunity inherent in selling Made-in-America products to the broad customer base that exists outside our borders. Their success contributes to growth, job creation, competitiveness, and the success of the American economy.”

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Today’s honorees — the largest group to ever receive this award — helped contribute to the United States’ exporting $2.23 trillion worth of goods and services in 2015, and the estimated 11.5 million American jobs supported by exports.

The United States increased its exports to 58 international markets and attained record exports with 20 global partners in 2015.

This year, 73 companies and organizations were honored with the “E” Award for Exports for demonstrating a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period. There were 28 companies and organizations that assisted and facilitated export activities and received the “E” Award for Export Service. The “E” Star Award for Exports, which recognizes previous “E” Awardees who have reported four years of additional export growth, was awarded to 17 firms. And, five companies were awarded the “E” Star Award for Export Service, which recognizes previous “E” Awardees that have shown four years of continued support of exporters since first winning the “E” Award. The 2016 “E” Awardees are:

“E” Award for Exports

  • AERO Specialties, Inc. – Boise, Idaho
  • Balco, Inc. a CSWI Company – Wichita, Kan.
  • Bandit Industries, Inc. – Remus, Mich.
  • BioTek Instruments – Winooski, Vt.
  • Bridge to Life Ltd. – Columbia, S.C.
  • Cloud Microphones – Tucson, Ariz.
  • Corfin Industries LLC – Salem, N.H.
  • Delaware Diamond Knives, Inc. – Wilmington, Del.
  • Des-Case Corporation – Goodlettsville, Tenn.
  • Diamon-Fusion International – Irvine, Calif.
  • DIMO Corp. – New Castle, Del.
  • Eagle Manufacturing Company – Wellsburg, W. VA.
  • Electric Mirror – Everett, Wash.
  • Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc. – Newberry, Fla.
  • EN-FAB, Inc. – Houston, Texas
  • ERD LTD INC – Kernersville, N.C.
  • EXOS – Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Falcon Analytical – Lewisburg, W. Va.
  • Fornazor International, Inc. – Hillsdale, N.J.
  • Goldbelt – Juneau, Alaska
  • Grand-Rock Company Inc. – Painesville, Ohio
  • Greeley and Hansen – Chicago, Ill.
  • Harris Research Inc. – Nashville, Tenn.
  • High Impact Technology, LLC – Tigard, Ore.
  • HMI Hamilton Manufacturing, Inc. – Twin Falls, Idaho
  • HornerXpress Worldwide Inc. – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • HOTSTART – Spokane, Wash.
  • Hycomp, Inc. – Hyde Park, Utah
  • Industrial Metals International Ltd. – Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
  • International American Supermarkets – Piscataway Township, N.J.
  • Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. – Great Barrington, Mass.
  • Jeco Plastic Products, L.L.C. – Plainfield, Ind.
  • Johnny Rockets – Aliso Viejo, Calif.
  • Julia Knight, Inc. – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Keith Smith Company, Inc. – Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Kimmie Candy Company – Reno, Nev.
  • LaMotte Chemical Company – Chestertown, Md.
  • LeChat Nail Care Products – Hercules, Calif.
  • Lectrodryer, LLC – Richmond, Ky.
  • Liberty Pumps, Inc. – Bergen, N.Y.
  • Masterclock, Inc. – St. Charles, Mo.
  • Miyamoto International, Inc. – West Sacramento, Calif.
  • Morrison Textile Machinery Co. – Fort Lawn, S.C.
  • Northern Power Systems – Barre, Vt.
  • Old Wood, LLC – Las Vegas, N.M.
  • PakSense – Boise, Idaho
  • Palladio Beauty Group – Hollywood, Fla.
  • Percival Scientific, Inc. – Perry, Iowa
  • Power Technology, Inc. – Alexander, Ark.
  • Process Equipment, Inc. – Pelham, Ala.
  • Radius Corporation – Kutztown, Pa.
  • Rayner Equipment Systems – Sacramento, Calif.
  • RecoveryPlanner – Trumbull, Conn.
  • Rosenbauer South Dakota, LLC – Lyons, S.D.
  • S3 International, LLC – Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Sentry Aerospace Corporation – Morganville, N.J.
  • Shank's Veterinary Equipment, Inc. – Milledgeville, Ill.
  • Simms Fishing Products – Bozeman, Mont.
  • Stay Online Corporation – Creedmoor, N.C.
  • Stratford University – Fairfax, Va.
  • Taco, Inc. – Cranston, R.I.
  • Technibus, Inc. – Canton, Ohio
  • Terressentia Corporation dba TerrePURE Spirits – N. Charleston, S.C.
  • The Fairfax Christian School – Vienna, Va.
  • The Fremont Company – Fremont, Ohio
  • Thycotic Software – Washington, D.C.
  • Universal VAT Services, Inc. – Atlanta, Ga.
  • VAIREX air systems – Boulder, Colo.
  • WellDog – Laramie, Wyo.
  • Wood Industries, Inc. – Belmont, Miss.
  • ZANON USA, INC. – Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Z-Medica, LLC – Wallingford, Conn.
  • ZO Skin Health, Inc. – Irvine, Calif.

“E” Award for Export Service

  • American Association of Independent Music – New York, N.Y.    
  • American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association – Albuquerque, N.M.           
  • CAP Worldwide, Inc. – Denver, Colo.
  • CCK Strategies – Tulsa, Okla.
  • City of Phoenix – Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Defense Export & Logistics (DXL) – Tukwila, Wash.
  • Ed Marsh/Consilium Global Business Advisors – Ipswich, Mass.
  • Florida Small Business Development Center – Pensacola, Fla.
  • Global Business Center at Salt Lake Community College – Sandy, Utah
  • Hawai'i Tourism Authority – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Indy Chamber – Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Inter-Continental Business Associates, Inc. – Greenwood Village, Colo.
  • John S. James Co. – Garden City, Ga.
  • Leapfrog Document Services, Inc. – Charlotte, N.C.
  • Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) – Lafayette, La.  
  • Maine International Trade Center – Portland, Maine
  • National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce – Washington,  D.C.
  • Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority – Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  • Ohio Aerospace Institute – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ohio Development Services Agency – Columbus, Ohio
  • Page & Jones, Inc. – Mobile,  Ala.
  • QNET LLC – Elk River, Minn.
  • Scherago International – Jersey City, N.J.
  • State of Mississippi International Trade Office – Jackson, Miss.
  • State of New Hampshire – Concord, N.H.   
  • Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation – Tampa, Fla.
  • United States Council for International Business – New York, N.Y.          
  • University of Missouri International Trade Center – Columbia, Mo.

“E” Star Award for Exports

  • Acme Manufacturing Company – Auburn Hills, Mich.
  • Aero Precision - A Greenwich AeroGroup Company – Livermore, Calif.
  • Axistrade – Houston, Texas
  • Bio-Microbics, Inc. – Shawnee, Kan.
  • BOSCOGEN, INC. dba HEALTHY by LIVING – Irvine, Calif.
  • CECA Supply and Services – Houston, Texas
  • Combustion Associates, Inc. (CAI) – Corona, Calif.
  • Cybex International, Inc. – Medway, Mass.
  • Daavlin – Bryan, Ohio
  • Diesel Specialists, LLC – Baton Rouge, La.
  • DSC Dredge, LLC – Reserve, La.
  • FCX Systems, Inc. – Morgantown, W.Va.
  • Home Instead Senior Care – Omaha, Neb.
  • Matthews Studio Equipment – Burbank, Calif.
  • NuStep, Inc. – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • OSIsoft LLC – San Leandro, Calif.
  • WCCO Belting, Inc. – Wahpeton, N.D.

“E” Star Award for Export Service

  • California ETEC – Irvine, Calif.
  • International Logistics, Inc. – Omaha, Neb.
  • The John H. Chafee Center for International Business, Bryant University – Smithfield, R.I. 
  • LR International, Inc – Franklin Park, Ill.
  • Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade Development – Sacramento, Calif.

American companies are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Record years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports is a significant factor in selecting the overall winners.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.

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