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U.S. Commerce Department Honors 64 Companies with Top Export Awards

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U.S. Commerce Department Honors 64 Companies with Top Export Awards

The U.S. Department of Commerce today recognized 64 companies and organizations from across the country with the prestigious President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards for their contributions to expanding U.S. exports.

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Established in 1961 by Executive Order, the President’s “E” Award represents the highest honor given to U.S. entities that have significantly boosted exports. Nominated by the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) U.S. Commercial Service, recipients include companies that have shown sustained export growth and those facilitating exports for others.

“Trade impacts the lives of every American worker, business, and community,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “I am proud to recognize this year’s President’s ‘E’ and ‘E Star’ award recipients for their efforts and contributions to increase economic prosperity across our country and further position the U.S. private sector as the partner of choice in markets around the globe.”

Recipients, representing 32 states, were honored at a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of Commerce Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The awards were categorized as follows:

“E” Award for Exports

This year, 30 companies were honored with the “E” Award for Exports for demonstrating a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period.

  1. American Fuel Cell and Coated Fabrics – Magnolia, Arkansas
  2. Lira Cosmeceutical, Inc. – Dublin, California
  3. Loring Smart Roast – Santa Rosa, California
  4. Resecurity, Inc. – Los Angeles, California
  5. Sentro Technologies USA, LLC – Newport Beach, California
  6. Defibtech LLC – Guilford, Connecticut
  7. Element 119 – Thomaston, Connecticut
  8. The Woodstock Academy – Woodstock, Connecticut
  9. International Code Council – Washington, District of Columbia
  10. Cunsa International LLC – Miami, Florida
  11. Pan American Zinc – Miami, Florida
  12. Trans Globe LLC – Woodstock, Georgia
  13. Stellar Industries – Garner, Iowa
  14. High Point Aerotechnologies – Boise, Idaho
  15. Cimcor, Inc. – Merrillville, Indiana
  16. Oscarware, Inc. – Bonnieville, Kentucky
  17. Wildlife Acoustics, Inc. – Maynard, Massachusetts
  18. University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg, Missouri
  19. NearshoreNetworks – Asheville, North Carolina
  20. Sciencix, Inc. – Cary, North Carolina
  21. Sable Systems International, Inc. – North Las Vegas, Nevada
  22. Ben–Amun Company Inc. – New York, New York
  23. AcraDyne – Portland, Oregon
  24. Inert Products LLC – Scranton, Pennsylvania
  25. Loh Medical – Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
  26. Ruff Land Performance Kennels – Tea, South Dakota
  27. BEYOND International Inc. – Sugarland, Texas
  28. Fleetsoft – Plano, Texas
  29. Mil Agro, Inc. – Hyrum, Utah
  30. ExploreLearning, LLC – Charlottesville, Virginia

“E” Award for Export Service

Ten companies and organizations received the “E” Award for Export Service for assisting and facilitating export activities.

  1. Regions Bank – Birmingham, Alabama
  2. Atrafin LLC – La Jolla, California
  3. Center for Global Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business – College Park, Maryland
  4. Dorian Drake International – White Plains, New York
  5. New York City Tourism + Conventions – New York, New York
  6. JZJ Insurance Services, Inc. – Columbus, Ohio
  7. Regional Growth Partnership Inc. – Toledo, Ohio
  8. L. Swearer Co. Inc. – Moon, Pennsylvania
  9. Torres Trade Law, PLLC – Dallas, Texas
  10. Direct Online Marketing – Wheeling, West Virginia

“E Star” Award for Exports

Thirteen companies received the “E” Star Award for Exports, which recognizes previous “E” Awardees that have reported four years of additional export growth.

  1. American Trading International Inc. – Los Angeles, California*
  2. Miyamoto International, Inc – West Sacramento, California
  3. Walton and Post, Inc. – Miami, Florida*
  4. HornerXpress Worldwide – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  5. Sigma Recycling – Norcross, Georgia
  6. Flexo Concepts – Plymouth, Massachusetts
  7. Sunnen Products Company – St. Louis, Missouri*
  8. Argus Fire Control, Inc – Charlotte, North Carolina
  9. Equilibar – Fletcher, North Carolina
  10. Intelligent Security Systems – Woodbridge, New Jersey
  11. Ace Pump Corporation – Memphis, Tennessee*
  12. Hydro-Thermal Corporation – Waukesha, Wisconsin*
  13. S3 AeroDefense, LLC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“E Star” Award for Export Service

Eleven entities 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.

  1. IAPMO – Ontario, California
  2. Intralink – Saratoga, California
  3. Robinson + Cole – Hartford, Connecticut
  4. National U.S.–Arab Chamber of Commerce – Washington, District of Columbia
  5. IBT Online LLC – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  6. Massachusetts Export Center – Newtown, Massachusetts
  7. The New Jersey Office of Export Promotion – Trenton, New Jersey*
  8. American Association of Independent Music – New York, New York
  9. Ohio Department of Development – Columbus, Ohio
  10. FedEx Corporation – Memphis, Tennessee
  11. Virginia Economic Development Partnership Division of International Trade – Richmond, Virginia

*This is the second “E Star” award for this recipient.

Nominations for the “E” Awards are made through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. For more information on the awards and the benefits of exporting, visit commerce.gov/tags/e–awards.