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U.S. Department of Commerce Presents 2024 Presidential Awards for Export Achievements


64 U.S. companies and organizations to receive nation’s top export honors

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce honored 64 companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards recognizing their contributions to increasing U.S. exports.

Created in 1961 by Executive Order of the President, the President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. U.S. companies that have successfully grown their exports in overseas markets, along with companies or organizations that have facilitated the exports of others, are nominated by the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) U.S. Commercial Service, within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“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.”

The 64 winners hailed from a total of 32 states and were recognized at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Categories included:

“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. R.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.

Companies are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit https://www.commerce.gov/tags/e–awards.

About the International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier government resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. Operating in more than 100 U.S. locations and 80 markets worldwide, ITA promotes trade and investment, assists U.S. businesses and workers to export and expand globally and ensures fair trade and compliance by enforcing U.S. trade laws and agreements. For more information on ITA, visit www.trade.gov.