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Mon May 16, 2016, 04:44 PM

Two Alabama firms honored for role in expanding U.S. exports

Two Alabama companies were recognized in the nation's capital Monday for significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Page & Jones, Inc., of Mobile and Process Equipment, Inc., of Pelham, were awarded the President's "E" Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.


The "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a signification contribution to the expansion of exports.

President John F. Kennedy created the award in 1961 to recognize persons, firms, and organizations that significantly contribute to increasing U.S. exports. This year's awardees contributed to the United States' exporting $2.23 trillion worth of goods and services in 2015, and the estimated 11.5 million American jobs supported by exports.

"Congratulations to companies in Alabama for their achievements in exporting," said Pritzker. "These Alabama companies demonstrate the opportunity inherent in selling Made-in-America products to the broad customer base that exists outside our borders. Their success contributes to growth, job creation, competitiveness, and the success of the American economy."

For the first time in its 54-year history, award winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year's 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.


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