Dukane Corporation’s Intelligent Assembly Solutions (IAS) Division was recognized by the State of Illinois for the significant growth that has occurred in our export sales in recent years. As part of Illinois annual “EXPORT WEEK”, thousands of Illinois based companies who are involved in exporting, are invited to apply for the annual recognition given by the Governor of Illinois to Exporters. Companies can apply for recognition of their efforts as either a new exporter if they have less than three years of export experience, or as an experienced exporter if they have more than 3 years of export experience. Within each company size segment, a board of judges reviews the applications and then select 3 companies. One is given an award as the best “New Exporter”, one is given and award for best “Continued Excellence in Exporting”, and one is given “Best Exporter”. The award is given based upon a number of criteria which include overall growth in export sales in recent years, and the amount of employment related to those export sales. Dukane was recognized as the 2011 Continued Export Excellence Award winner for the mid-size company category. The awards were presented on June 21 by Illinois’ Governor Quinn at the annual Export Week Conference which was held at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
In addition to the awards, there was a conference which included presentations by several of the this year’s award winners. Dukane was represented on the panel by Russ Witthoff, Director of International Sales.