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August 3, 2004
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Bush Administration Official Honors
Erie Firm For Export Achievement

Erie, PA-- Congressman Phil English and Daniel J. Bloom, Director of the Trade Advocacy Center of the U.S. Commercial Service today presented the Commerce Department's Export Achievement Certificate to Eriez Magnetics of Erie, Pa. The award recognizes companies and organizations that have used the export services of the U.S. Commercial Service to make their first export sale or enter new foreign markets.

"Most new jobs in America are created by small businesses," Bloom said. "Small and medium-sized companies like Eriez Magnetics comprise almost 97 percent of U.S. exporters. The Bush Administration will continue to work hard to help U.S. companies increase their exports and generate high-paying jobs for the working people of Pennsylvania."

Established in 1942, Eriez Magnetics has grown to be an industry leader in the development and production of magnetic, vibratory, and metal detection applications. The company serves grain processors to customers that span an impressive range of industries from food processing and mining to pharmaceutical and chemicals.

Through its International Partner Search program, the U.S. Commercial Service has successfully identified potential agents for Eriez Magnetics in a wide range of countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Most recently, the Pittsburgh and Seoul offices of the U.S. Commercial Service assisted Eriez Magnetics to successfully locate an agent in South Korea.

The U.S. Commercial Service is a U.S. Commerce Department agency that helps small- and medium-sized U.S. businesses sell their products and services globally. The Erie U.S. Export Assistance Center is part of the agency's worldwide network, which includes 107 U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the United States and more than 150 international offices.

For more information on the U.S. Commercial Service, please visit www.export.gov or call the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Erie at 412-644-2800.

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