|l to r: U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Jacki Smisko (Penn Stainless, Export Sales), Lynn Boyle (Penn Stainless, Shipping) and Jason Martineau (Penn Stainless, National Sales Director).|
Quakertown, PA – July 26, 2010 – Penn Stainless Products has received an Export Achievement Certificate from the Department of Commerce. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) presented the award to Penn Stainless at the Export Development Workshop in Breinigsville, PA on July 19, 2010.
Penn Stainless Products, an employer of more than 130 workers, is a full-service supplier and processor of stainless steel flat rolled, bar, structural and tubular products. Export Achievement Certificates are presented to U.S. businesses that have benefited from the Department of Commerce’s export assistance to make their first export sale or to expand their international sales into new foreign markets. Receiving the award on behalf of Penn Stainless were Jason Martineau (National Sales Director), Jacki Smisko (Export Sales) and Lynn Boyle (Shipping).
“We are always looking to expand and diversify our customer mix,” Martineau said. “The Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center played a key role in providing resources allowing us to take this expansion overseas.”
Tony Ceballos, Director of the Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center, added, “Penn Stainless has lead by example in demonstrating a commitment to overcome obstacles in shipping their product overseas by utilizing federal export services. They ultimately succeeded in exporting to multiple markets and are now on the path to becoming a worldwide supplier of stainless steel products.”
The workshop was held by Senator Casey in conjunction with the Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Reading Berks Economic Partnership. The workshop offered local businesses guidance on increasing exports as a way to increase sales and boost revenue.