U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented U.S. Chemical & Plastics with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. The program was established by Executive Order 10978 on Dec. 5, 1961. A total of 57 U.S. companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year.
“Exporting has always been and continues to be an important segment of our business, and we are honored to receive the ‘E’ Award,” said Tom Perry, president of U.S. Chemical & Plastics. “We have been exporting for nearly four decades. During the past five years, export sales more than doubled, enabling us to sustain jobs and even expand our work force.”
Added Acting Secretary Blank, “I am delighted to be recognizing this year’s Presidential ‘E’ Award winners for their outstanding contributions to U.S. exports and congratulate U.S. Chemical & Plastics on its outstanding export achievement. It is businesses like U.S. Chemical & Plastics that are strengthening the economies of local communities, creating jobs and contributing to the worldwide demand for ‘Made in the USA’ goods and services.”
Founded in 1950, U.S. Chemical & Plastics, a division of Alco Industries, is a leading manufacturer of repair, refinish, appearance and maintenance products for the automotive aftermarket. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, USC’s products are sold in more than 62 countries.