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Representatives of 37 West Virginia business exporters received the Governor's Commendation for International Market Entry, the governor’s office announced June 24.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Cabinet Secretary Keith Burdette, the West Virginia Development Office and the West Virginia Export Council presented more than 100 awards to 37 small and medium-sized Mountain State companies to recognize export sales to 72 different countries.

The governor also presented certificates to the Polymer Alliance Zone, Chemical Alliance Zone and the West Virginia Coal Association to recognize the success of West Virginia exporters in those sectors.

"West Virginia has shown the world that we have the quality products, services and workforce to compete in the global marketplace," Tomblin said. "Nearly 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside the United States. West Virginia businesses that export enlarge their own markets while they also expand our state's economy and support jobs here at home. I appreciate the opportunity to honor them for their success."

West Virginia's exports a diverse range of products, from sectors including consumer goods, technology, biomedical, automotive and manufacturing, to countries as near as Canada and as far as Ghana, Saudi Arabia and China.

In 2013, West Virginia's export shipments of merchandise in totaled $8.6 billion, according to the International Trade Administration. And in 2012, 1,119 companies exported from West Virginia; of which 76.9 percent were small and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees.

Awarded companies, their cities, products and countries to which they export are as follows:

Berkeley County:
  • Brentwood Industries, Martinsburg. Product — Cooling Tower, Wastewater Filters. Country: Bolivia, Kazakhstan.
  • PowerSonix, Martinsburg. Product — Aircraft loud hailers. Country: Ireland.
  • The Library Corporation, Bunker Hill. Product — Integrated library automation systems and services. Country: United Kingdom.
Brooke County:
  • Eagle Manufacturing Company, Wellsburg. Product — Flammable storage, safety cans, spill containment, plastic drums, machine guards. Countries: China, Israel, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Vietnam.
Cabell County:
  • Crosscutting Concepts, Huntington. Product — Hands-on science education kits for schools and universities. Country: St. Lucia.
  • Nippon Tungsten USA Inc., Barboursville. Product: Rotary die cutter/regrinding. Countries: Peru, Poland.
  • Steel of West Virginia, Huntington. Product — Steel rolling mill. Country: United Arab Emirates.
  • Vandalia Research, Huntington. Product — Large scale DNA sequence production. Country: St. Lucia.
Fayette County:
  • The Robbins Company, Fayetteville. Product — Conveyor systems. Countries: Chile, Norway, Republic of Georgia.
Greenbrier County:
  • Almost Heaven Saunas, Renick. Product — Barrel saunas. Countries: Finland, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates.
  • Ezebreak LLC, Frankford. Product — Micro-blaster products. Country: South Africa.
Hancock County:
  • Homer Laughlin China Company, Newell. Product — China &Ceramics. Countriess: Greece, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
  • Metsch Refractories Inc., Chester. Product — Custom design manufacture industrial ceramics. Country: India.
Hardy County:
  • Peacock Manufacturing, Wardensville. Product — Custom cabinetry. Country: France.
Harrison County:
  • MSES Consultants - Corrosion Products Division, Clarksburg. Product — Test kits (for testing corrosion on pipelines) and test canes (equipment to facilitate the testing of pipelines). Countries: Argentina, Ecuador, France.
Jackson County:
  • J&M Industrial, Inc., Millwood. Product — Used industrial equipment. Countries: Italy, Mali.
  • Valtronics Solutions, Ravenswood. Product — Sample conditioning equipment. Countries: Brazil, South Korea, United Kingdom.
Jefferson County:

  • Schonstedt Instrument Company, Kearneysville. Product — Underground utility locators. Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Liberia, Republic of Kosovo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda.
Kanawha County:
  • Charleston Steel, Dunbar. Product — Fabricated steel products. Country: Jamaica.
  • Cyclops Industries Inc., South Charleston. Product — Safety sightglass. Countryy: France, Ireland, Saudi Arabia
  • Preiser Scientific, Saint Albans. Product — Coal testing and laboratory equipment. Countries: Austria, Tunisia.
  • Terramite, Cross Lanes. Product — Compact construction equipment. Countries: Chile, China, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Walker Machinery Company, Belle. Product — Caterpillar mining and construction equipment. Countries: Bolivia, United Arab Emirates.
Marion County:
  • Backbone Security, Fairmont. Product — Computer software, hardware, training. Country: Greece, Lebanon.
  • T&T Pump Company, Fairmont. Product — Pump manufacturing. Countries: Honduras, Peru, United Arab Emirates.
Marshall County:
  • Leveltek International LLC, Benwood. Product — Stretch leveling systems for retrofit and new cut-to-length lines. Country: Australia.
Mason County:
  • ICL IP America Inc., Gallipolis Ferry. Product — Functional fluids and flame retardants. Country: South Africa.
Monongalia County:
Ohio County:
Raleigh County:
  • Cogar Manufacturing Inc., Beckley. Product — Mining machinery. Country: Colombia.
  • Mining Controls Inc., Beaver. Product — Power distribution equipment. Countries: Brazil, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Senegal.
  • Quality Environmental Containers, Beaver. Product — Laboratory sample containers. Countries: Kuwait, Netherlands.
Tyler County:
  • Marble King, Paden City. Product — Marbles. Country: Turkey.
  • Sistersville Tank Works, Sistersville. Product — Custom metal fabrication. Country: South Korea.