E Awards Ceremony at White House Honors 11 U.S. Exporters
Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez joined President George W. Bush at the White House on May 24, 2007, to recognize 11 U.S. companies and organizations for their success in exporting and export promotion.
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| President George W. Bush (center) with winners of the 2007 E Awards in the Oval Office of the White House on May 24, 2007.
“Each of these E Award companies are helping to grow new markets around the world, and I commend them for contributing to last year’s record of $1.4 trillion in goods and services exports,” said Gutierrez. “In order to remain competitive, American companies need to expand their access to foreign markets.”
For the first time in many years, the award winners met with the president in the Oval Office after a ceremony at the Department of Commerce. This year’s awards mark the 45th anniversary of the E Awards. The awards were first presented by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
An E Award is the highest honor the federal government can give to a U.S. exporting company. It may be given to people, firms, or organizations engaged in the marketing of products that make significant contributions to the expansion of the export trade of the United States.
This year’s winners were Sign-a-Rama Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida; Numonics Corporation, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania; Hydra Platforms Manufacturing Inc., Rock Hill, South Carolina; Gerber Technology, Tolland, Connecticut; Maryland Port Administration, Baltimore, Maryland; Nylonge Company, Elyria, Ohio; Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Memphis, Tennesee; Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc., Jonesboro, Arkansas; Pharmaceutical Innovations, Newark, New Jersey; Georgia Department of Economic Development, Atlanta, Georgia; and Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.