Bio-Microbics named a 2012 recipient of the president’s “E” award for exports
Award is the Highest Honor U.S. Recipients May Receive for Export Activity
Shawnee, KS -- Bio-Microbics Inc., a global leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly waste water and storm water treatment systems, announces that it has been selected as a 2012 recipient of the prestigious President’s “E” Award for Exports in recognition for its outstanding achievement in increasing U.S. exports abroad.
The Award, granted by the President of the United States, was recently presented in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“Bio-Microbics is honored to receive this prestigious ‘E’ Award,” said Robert Rebori, President and CEO. “Most importantly, we are pleased to play an important role in providing innovative, wastewater treatment systems for homes, small communities, marine, and commercial properties around the world.”
Bio-Microbics is one of 41 U.S. companies being honored this year – the largest group of businesses to receive this distinguished award in a single year. Today, the company has more than 42,000 installations in over 60 countries to commercialize clean technologies. Exports currently make up approximately 70% of Bio-Microbics income compared to approximately 30% in 2008. Canada, Mexico and Russia are the three countries where Bio-Microbics has exported the most over the past four years.
“I am pleased to recognize Bio-Microbics for receiving the President’s “E” Award, which honors companies that make significant contributions toward increasing U.S. exports,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson. “This Administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world. “E” Awards winners like Bio-Microbics have excelled in this effort, demonstrating four years of successive export growth. It is companies like this that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work.”
The “E” and “E Star” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export activity. Winners are authorized to fly the blue and white banner, to display the accompanying certificate, to wear the “E” lapel pin, and to refer to the award in their advertising.
By creating an international culture at its Kansas headquarters, Bio-Microbics has successfully propelled its export trade business. With the assistance of U.S. Commercial Service and the Kansas Department of Commerce, Bio-Microbics participates in trade missions, and sponsored events that focus on a particular country and the environmental/water industry. Employees regularly attend international trade shows and often provide product training in foreign settings.
In addition, Bio-Microbics provides a co-op advertising program for both domestic and international customers. Twitter and Facebook are used to quickly and cost-effectively share information. Products are promoted on the website in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian. There are plans to add French, Greek, Hebrew, and other languages. Other brochures and marketing material are also translated in Bulgarian, Romanian, Turkish, and Hebrew. To assist employees, Bio-Microbics keeps a library of language dictionaries in its Conference/Multi-Media Center.
“Exports are a part of our DNA, and since 2000 we have worked diligently to market creatively and help the businesses in these countries succeed with our products,” said Rebori.
This year marks the 50th annual “E” Awards. Since its introduction in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, on average 10 to 15 companies a year receive the award to honor U.S. companies for their competitive achievements in world markets and for their role in increasing U.S. exports abroad. Applications are reviewed and judged by the President’s 'E' Award committee, comprised of representatives of the U.S. government’s various international trade interests. Final selection is made by the Secretary of Commerce, in the name and by the authority of the President of the United States, according to U.S. Department of Commerce sources.
The President’s “E” Award recipients are judged on a series of criteria, including: demonstrating a substantial increase in the volume of exports over a four-year period; demonstrating breakthroughs in especially competitive international markets; showing evidence of overcoming export problems; and showing that exports make up a significant part of the company’s business.
Bio-Microbics, founded in 1996, manufactures Fixed Integrated Treatment Technologies (FITT®) for homes, small communities, marine, and commercial properties. Ideal for concrete, fiberglass, steel, or plastic tanks, the simple, modular design of the FAST® and BioBarrier® MBR systems deliver consistent high performance to meet the increasing demands placed on the world’s finite water supplies. As a global leader in the onsite industry, Bio-Microbics delivers economical and effective treatment to help ensure a clean environment for generations.
In 2011, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback named Bio-Microbics as the Kansas Exporter of the Year and recently received several Innovative Technology and Business Achievement Awards, as well.
Bio-Microbics manufactures innovative, advanced wastewater treatment systems, septic system alternative products, and storm water treatment that provide unique solutions for homes, clustered subdivisions, small communities, marine, and commercial properties around the world. Bio-Microbics Inc., and Scienco/FAST, a division of Bio-Microbics, bring superior products to decentralized and distributed markets with economical and effective treatment to help ensure a clean environment for generations. Our products, policies, and personnel make the difference.
For more information, www.biomicrobics.com