The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Sage Oil Vac, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas the 2014 President’s “E” Award in recognition for the company’s achievements in making significant contributions to the increase of U.S. exports.
Sage Oil Vac has demonstrated a sustained commitment to U.S. export expansion. The “E” Award Committee has recognized Sage’s innovation in the development of services for the wind turbine industry, as well as the company’s customization of products for export markets. Companies receiving this award have contributed to national export expansions efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.
The President’s “E” Award was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and more than 2,500 firms have been recognized through the “E” Awards since the program’s inception. The “E” Award program is managed by the U.S. Commercial Service, which nominates the recipients. Through 108 domestic offices and locations in more than 70 countries, ITA offers programs and services focused on export promotion.
The primary criterion for the President’s “E” Award for Exports is four years of successive export growth, usually accompanied by a rising percentage of export sales within total sales. The application should demonstrate export expansion that is measurable, innovative, sustainable, and has broad impact.