Governor’s Export Awards semifinalists

Wisconsin International Trade Conference

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:08 pm

American Exchanger Services Inc. (Hartford) designs, builds and services heat transfer equipment primarily for the power generation, pulp and paper, and process industries. The company creates value for its customers by providing engineering solutions to their thermal equipment design and service needs.   

Bryant Products (Ixonia), founded in 1991, specializes in creative solutions for industrial needs. Manufacturing capabilities include CNC turning up to 140 inches in length and up to 22 inches in diameter, vertical machining, metal forming, and welding of carbon, stainless steel, aluminum and special alloys.

Carnivore Meat Co. (Green Bay) is one of the fastest-growing companies globally in the pet food industry, specializing in the raw food category. The company’s flagship consumer brands, Vital Essentials and Vital Cat, make up the fourth-largest brand in this niche, with frozen and freeze-dried entrees, treats and snacks for dogs and cats.

Gehl Foods (Germantown) is an aseptic manufacturer that produces fresh-tasting, shelf-stable dairy products. The company has integrated business units covering contract manufacturing, retail brands, private-label brands, food service, convenience store and entertainment segments for both the domestic and international markets. Gehl’s product portfolio includes cheese sauces, puddings, creamers, yogurts, and ready-to-drink meal replacement and nutritional shakes.

Great Northern Distilling (Plover) is a craft distillery focused on making small batch, exceptionally smooth spirits from fresh ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of the distillery. Founded in 2013, Great Northern’s products include Potato Vodka, Herbalist Gin, Opportunity Rum, Vanguard Whiskey, Rye Whiskey and limited-edition spirits like Wisconsin Brandy. The company’s export program started in 2016 when it worked with Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises in Marathon County to develop the American Ginseng Bourbon Whiskey for a mutual customer in Taiwan.

L&R USA Inc. (Milwaukee) is part of a leading global medical device company that has been delivering high-quality health care products for more than
160 years. L&R is dedicated to providing health care professionals product solutions in the treatment of wounds, edema, venous disease and lymphedema to improve patient care and outcomes. L&R’s comprehensive product portfolio of world-class brands, such as Debrisoft, Suprasorb, Rosidal, TributeNight and ReadyWrap, are trusted for their effectiveness
and quality.

L.B. White Co. (Onalaska) is a leading global manufacturer of forced air heaters, brooders, tube heaters, handheld gas torches, convection heaters and portable heaters. With more than 65 years in business, the company specializes in providing heating solutions and heating systems for the agricultural, horticultural, industrial, construction, and special event tent rental industries.

Marathon Ginseng International Inc. (Weston) was founded and is led by partners Dr. Ming Tao Jiang and retired Col. David Monk in 2010. MGI specializes in production, distribution, research and education on Wisconsin ginseng.

Optimum Vehicle Logistics LLC (Milwaukee) is a distributor and exporter of military vehicle spare parts. The company has customers in 37 countries, supporting U.S. manufactured equipment operated by foreign forces. Optimum has had several years of double-digit growth and achieved record sales in 2017.

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