(PRWEB) April 22, 2013
ThinkGlobal, Inc., the publisher of Commercial News USA and owner of the ThinkGlobal trade leads platform for importers and exporters, will present awards to the winners of the 2013 ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year Awards at a special program on April 24 in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-Connecticut), U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Michigan) and Antwaun Griffin, deputy assistant secretary, Office of Domestic Operations, U.S. Commercial Service, are scheduled to make remarks during the awards ceremony.
The awards recognize the export success of small- and medium-sized American businesses from across the country. “We are delighted to be holding this year’s award program on Capitol Hill,” said Gregory Sandler, president of ThinkGlobal. “This year’s winners are indicative of the American export community, 97 percent of which consists of small- and medium-sized businesses.”
Winning companies outperformed others in their total number of documented export transactions; the total percentage increase in sales; exports as a percentage of total sales; and their commitment to exporting, customer service, innovation and originality in marketing products or services. To be eligible for the award, a company must be a current U.S. exporter.
The awards will be presented to one U.S. company in each of the following industry categories. This year’s award winners include: Game Equipment LLC, Louisiana (Agriculture); Diesel Specialists LLC, Louisiana (Automotive/Aviation/Marine); Red Devil Inc., Oklahoma (Building/Construction/Hardware); BayRu LLC, Illinois (Business Services); Viking Spas Inc., Michigan (Consumer Goods); PCA Skin, Arizona (Health & Beauty/Fashion); Food Tools Inc., Michigan (Hotel & Restaurant Equipment, Food/Food Processing); Phoenix Process Equipment Co., Kentucky (Industrial Equipment, Services and Supplies); Fluidmesh Networks LLC, Illinois (Information Technology/Telecommunications); KMI Group Inc., California (Materials); Defibtech, Connecticut (Medical/Scientific Product and Equipment); Complete Inspection Systems Inc., Florida (Safety and Security); and Neo-Turf Systems Inc., Georgia (Sports and Recreation).
ThinkGlobal is a print and online publishing company that produces Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the USA, the ThinkGlobal.com trade leads platform and the USA Export Expo virtual trade show. ThinkGlobal also is a corporate marketing partner with the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the International Trade Administration within the Commerce Department. For more information: http://www.thinkglobal.com.
About the Exporter of the Year Awards
The Exporter of the Year Awards program was launched by ThinkGlobal in 2005 to recognize the achievements of U.S. exporters. Both ThinkGlobal and Exporter of the Year are registered trademarks of ThinkGlobal Incorporated.
Information about the Exporter of the Year awards, including profiles of all the winning companies, is available online at http://www.exporteroftheyear.com
MEDIA NOTE: Media is welcome to attend the awards program, which will be held between 8 am and 9 am. on Wednesday, April 24 in Room B-340, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C. For details, contact Bonnie Diamond, bdiamond(at)thinkglobal(dot)us, 413-586-8588, x 801.