May 24, 2019
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Warren Rupp Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. In total, Secretary Ross honored 48 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“Warren Rupp has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Warren Rupp’s innovative development of new products specifically for export markets,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.
“The company’s work to achieve to regulatory approvals that help sustain and expand export sales was also particularly notable. Warren Rupp’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”
Warren Rupp Inc. is a leading manufacturer of air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps. Warren Rupp engineered solutions for various industrial markets are sold worldwide through a network of independent, factory-authorized distributors, marketed in over 60 countries and in nearly every major trading area.
“Over the past decade, we’ve made significant investments in expanding our global reach,” said David Llewellyn, General Manager of Warren Rupp. “Through a number of sales and marketing initiatives we’ve expanded our global footprint and are proud to provide quality products made in the United States abroad. This award is a testament to the hard work of Warren Rupp employees, and it is an honor to accept the “E” Award on their behalf.”
In 2018, U.S. exports were the highest on record with U.S. services at $821.1 billion and U.S. exports of goods reaching $1.7 trillion, demonstrating how American private enterprise can not only survive, but thrive, in the international market.
American 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. Record years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports is a significant factor in selecting the overall winners.
For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.