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Governor Bentley Recognizes Alabama Companies for Excellence in International Trade

MONTGOMERY- Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday presented the Governor's Trade Excellence Awards to eight Alabama companies that are excelling in international trade.

"Alabama products are among the best in the country, and the companies recognized today show how successful Alabama products are reaching the global marketplace," Governor Robert Bentley said. "In 2013 Alabama exports total $19.3 billion, which represents a 57% increase since 2009. The Export Alabama Alliance is connecting Alabama companies with exciting new opportunities, and that's good business for this state."

The recipients of the 2014 Governor's Trade Excellence Awards are:
Aladdin Light Lift Inc. 
Archangel Systems Inc.
ES Robbins Corp.
Fagerman Technologies Inc.
Hornsby Steel Inc.
McWane Inc.
Mitternight Inc.
PESA

"The companies honored here today make up an important component of the state's engine for growth, retention and job creation/' Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield said. "A sustained increase in exports plays a key role in Accelerate Alabama, the state's strategic plan for economic development."

The Governor's Trade Excellence Awards Program was established in 2005 to recognize Alabama manufacturers and service companies for excelling in international trade. The objectives of this program include identifying Alabama's successful exporters, promoting exporters as role models to the Alabama business community and increasing awareness of the impact of exporting on Alabama's economy.

The awards program is coordinated by the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance. The program recognizes small, medium, and large businesses, including new-to-export companies located throughout the state. 

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The Governor's Press Office can be reached at (334) 242-7150  . .

About McWane Inc.

McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world.  At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment.  We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products.  With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.