FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2019
CONTACT: Michelle Stofan
Local Manufacturer Receives President’s “E” Award for U.S. Exporting Achievements
ROSEVILLE, CA –– Garner Products, Inc., a manufacturer in Roseville and designer of NSA-listed hard drive degaussers and physical hard drive destroyers, is proud to announce that U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilber Ross presented Garner Products with the President’s “E” award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 23, 2019. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition that any United States entity can receive for its ongoing significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“Garner Products has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Garner Products’ product modifications to support increased international sales. The company’s presence in approximately 85 countries was also particularly notable. Garner Products’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.
“We want to thank the U.S. Department of Commerce. We’re extremely honored and grateful for this recognition and for being presented this prestigious award.” said Ronald Stofan, president of Garner Products. “I’d also like to thank Garner’s hard-working and dedicated team members and business partners whose efforts have made our international expansion possible.”
In 2018, U.S. exports were the highest on record with U.S. services at $821.1 billion and U.S. exports of goods reaching $1.7 trillion, demonstrating how American private enterprise can not only survive, but thrive, in the international market.
In total, Secretary Ross honored 48 U.S. companies from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for Exports for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.
About the “E” Awards
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, the International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. A criterion for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets. For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.
About Garner Products
From the office to the battlefield, Garner Products designs, manufactures, and sells high tech data security equipment that ensures data is unrecoverable and data theft protected. Garner Products builds NSA-listed data elimination equipment that completely and permanently erases and destroys data on hard drives, tapes, solid-state media and flash drives, whether the media is functioning or not. The privately held company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Roseville, California. To learn more, visit www.garnerproducts.com.