Adel, IA – US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently presented Kuder Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in recognition of the company’s “significant contribution to the expansion of US exports.”
Iowa-based Kuder is a leading provider of evidence-based assessment, education planning and career guidance tools and resources.
Between 2012 and 2013, the company’s export sales increased by 257 percent with the greatest overseas sales growth seen in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
“The ‘E’ Awards Committee was very impressed with Kuder’s complete customization of products to fit unique international markets,” said Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company.
The company’s achievements, she wrote, “have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the US economy and create American jobs.”
Kuder, founded in 1939, also received a special recognition from Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), who said, “It is clear to me that Iowa’s own Kuder, Inc. truly represents the spirit of American business and the renowned Iowa work ethic.”
A total of 66 US companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year. The awards were based on four years of successive export growth and an innovative international marketing plan leading to an increase in exports.