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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst’s Visit to Clow Valve Company

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa visited Clow Valve on April 30 as part of her 99 Counties tour. It was her first visit to Clow.

Senator Ernst met with GM Mark Willett and his team to discuss a variety of issues affecting Clow including work force development, trade, Buy American, and environmental regulations. After a tour Mark presented Senator Ernst with a miniature commemorative Clow hydrant to display in her Capitol Hill office.

McWane Recognized by Alabama Governor Bentley for Excellence in International Trade

Governor Robert Bentley and McWane President, Ruffner Page
Governor Robert Bentley and McWane President, G. Ruffner Page, Jr.

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Governor Robert Bentley presented the Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards to eight Alabama companies that are excelling in international trade.

The recipients are:

  • Aladdin Light Lift Inc. (Huntsville)
  • Archangel Systems Inc. (Auburn)
  • ES Robbins Corp. (Muscle Shoals)
  • Fagerman Technologies Inc. (Somerville)
  • Hornsby Steel Inc. (Cleveland)
  • McWane Inc. (Birmingham)
  • Mitternight Inc. (Satsuma)
  • PESA (Huntsville)

“The companies honored here today make up an important component of the state’s engine for growth, retention and job creation,” Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield said. “A sustained increase in exports plays a key role in Accelerate Alabama, the state’s strategic plan for economic development.”

The Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards Program was established in 2005 to recognize Alabama manufacturers and service companies for excelling in international trade. The objectives of this program include identifying Alabama’s successful exporters, promoting exporters as role models to the Alabama business community and increasing awareness of the impact of exporting on Alabama’s economy.

The awards program is coordinated by the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance. The program recognizes small, medium, and large businesses, including new-to-export companies located throughout the state.

For the official press release, please visit: http://www.mcwane.com/news/news-releases/mcwane-receives-the-governor-s-trade-excellence-award/