MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today recognized seven Alabama companies for success in selling their goods and services in markets across the globe, helping to sustain robust export activities that create jobs and spark economic growth across the state.
In addition, Governor Ivey recognized William Cummins, executive state director of the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network, for excellence in trade advocacy.
The homegrown companies receiving the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award reflect the dynamic range of capabilities found within Alabama’s economy, from manufacturing a unique tractor for the world’s farmers to creating biomedical testing devices that improve health care outcomes.
One of the companies, Ashford-based Eastern Technologies, produces protective clothing that has been used in China and elsewhere in efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read a story about the company.