NASBITE International Honors Matrax Inc. as Outstanding Exporter


NASBITE International Celebrates Exporting Excellence by Honoring Small-Medium U.S. Firms with Outstanding Export Honoree Recognition

Today, NASBITE International honored 19 U.S. companies actively engaged in exporting during the 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit proceedings.  Companies representing 12 states, were recognized as Outstanding Exporters in their respective states as part of the fourth anniversary of these awards.

“Job creation is a top priority nationally, and these small and medium sized businesses are growing rapidly, opening new export markets, and producing new jobs in support of economic growth,” said Leroy Lowe, NASBITE International’s President.   “It is therefore a pleasure to honor these companies.  They are at the forefront of economic growth and exemplars for other businesses who are considering the rewards of exploring new international markets”.

NASBITE International created these awards, along with the National Small Business Exporter Summit, as a way to bring together top small business exporters, trade professionals and trade assistance providers to share best practices and lessons learned.

Awardees at the 2020 Export Summit were as follows:

  • Apfelbaum Industrial, Inc., Texas
  • Aventure Aviation, Georgia
  • L. Sturkey, Inc., Pennsylvania
  • Control Station, Inc., Connecticut
  • Energy Control Systems, Texas
  • Equilibar, LLC., North Carolina
  • ImmunoReagents, North Carolina
  • Industrial Indicators, Inc., Maryland
  • Johnsonville, LLC, Wisconsin
  • KaMin Performance Minerals, Georgia
  • Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc., Ohio
  • Matrax, Inc., Maryland
  • NuStep, LLC, Michigan
  • Otto Environmental Systems NA, Inc., North Carolina
  • PaceControls, Pennsylvania
  • PALLADIO Beauty, Florida
  • RAGO Foundations LLC, New York
  • United Source One, Maryland
  • WFN Strategies, LLC, Virginia

Companies are nominated as honorees for the National Small Business Exporter Summit by state-level District Export Councils and leading trade assistance organizations across the country.   These companies have demonstrated exceptional export growth and an innovative approach to international marketing as part of their core business operations.

Participants at the 2020 Exporter Summit had the opportunity to hear from six of the outstanding exporter honorees as they shared insight into their export journey’s to date.  Company representatives shared strategies related to global marketing, pricing and profitability, website globalization, scaling operations, conquering challenges, and using trade assistance resources to best effect.  Special thanks are extended to session presenters: Lenna Boggs – Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Jeff Edwards – ECS International, Tom Mills – PaceControls, Eve London – KaMin, Julie Detmering – Equilibar LLC, and Zaheer Faruqi – Aventure Aviation.

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For more information about the National Small Business Exporter Summit, visit

NASBITE International – NASBITE International is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation organized under the laws of Ohio. Established over 30 years ago as an association of North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), NASBITE International has become the leading U.S. organization supporting the training and education in the field of global business. It is a professional organization of educators, trainers, service providers and practitioners with a mission “to advance global business practice, education and training”.   NASBITE International is also the steward of the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation, a professional credential that signifies knowledge in international trade across four key domains (Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance).

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