Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. Receives Presidential Award for Export Successes

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The “E” and “E Star” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export activity.

Presidential E Award

Harry and Karen Arnon are Presented with the "E" Award

The Department of Commerce is helping American firms become more competitive and export globally as this is a critical step to creating jobs in the United States.

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. with the “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC. 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.

“The President's ‘E’ Award winners are outstanding American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports,” said Secretary Pritzker. “By selling Made-in-America goods and services internationally, winners are creating jobs in HERNON and their local communities. Congratulations to HERNON. Exports are critical to our nation's competitiveness in the global marketplace and solidify our country's economic leadership across the globe.”

A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, HERNON has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades.

“What our firm has experienced firsthand is how exports can be a source of growth and job creation. Nationwide, exports have contributed one-third of economic growth since 2009,” said Harry Arnon, President and Chief Executive Officer for HERNON Manufacturing, Inc. “I am honored to be one 45 companies receiving the President’s “E” Award.”

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, Secretary Pritzker honored 45 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award for their outstanding work to reduce barriers to foreign markets and to open the door to more trade around the world.

U.S. exports of goods and services hit an all-time record of $2.34 trillion in 2014, accounting for 13.4 percent of U.S. GDP, compared to 7.5 percent 30 years ago. Nationally, jobs supported by exports reached an all-time high last year with more than 11.7 million jobs, up 1.8 million since 2009 - according to the International Trade Administration.

American companies are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the 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 http://www.export.gov.

HERNON Manufacturing, Inc. has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, HERNON offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, LED, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine.

In addition to custom and standard dispensing and curing equipment, HERNON Manufacturing produces and distributes an extensive line of sealants for military and commercial use. HERNON produces several dozen Mil-Spec qualified sealants and is an ISO-9001: 2008 registered company.

  •     OBJ List of Top Manufacturing Companies – April 2015
  •     Manufacturing Leadership Award – March 2015
  •     Manufacturer of the Year Finalist – December 2014
  •     Excellent Service Award – October 2014
  •     Orlando Business Journal Fast 50 – June 2014
  •     Patent for Bullet Tip Identification Process – January 2014
  •     State of Florida Exporter of the Year – May 2013
  •     William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award - June 2003
  •     Southeastern US District and State of Florida Exporter of the Year – March 2013
  •     Florida Top Companies to Watch – August 2012
  •     Exporter of the Year – February 2012

Visit http://www.hernon.com or contact 407-322-4000 for more information.

Media Contact:
Edgardo Rodriguez
Director of Sales and Marketing
(407) 322-4000 ext. 314

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