Irrigation Components Receives Governor’s Trade Award
The Business View – June 2018 / International Trade
Mobile Area Chamber member Irrigation Components International, based in Daphne, received the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award this spring.
The awards program recognizes companies demonstrating exporting excellence in the state of Alabama and is coordinated by the Export Alabama Alliance.
Irrigation Components serves clients across the globe, including the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America and Europe, with components such as sprinkler packages and components for large farm grade irrigation equipment.
The company has been involved with the trade program for many years and has been deliberate and focused on expanding their export business, according to Christina Stimpson, director of the Chamber’s international trade program. She added company executive Ramsey Geha, vice president of international sales, recently participated in a Chamber-sponsored trade mission to Argentina and Ecuador.
“The company understands the significance of active involvement in the international market,” she said.
Winners were judged on a variety of criteria including: level of export sales as a proportion of total sales; sustainable growth in export sales; quality of export marketing strategy; senior management commitment to export development; innovations in exporting; and businesses that have benefitted from export assistance to make export sales or open new overseas markets, using services from organizations making up the Export Alabama Alliance.
Other statewide winners included: Back Forty Beer Co. of Gadsden; Conversant Bio of Huntsville; Diamond Fortress Technologies of Birmingham; Douglas Manufacturing of Pell City; Keet Consulting Services LLC of Pelham; North Alabama International Trade Association and Regitar USA Inc. of Montgomery.
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