The following companies are finalists for the 2015 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee.
Aacer Flooring - Peshtigo
Aacer Flooring is a manufacturer of northern hardwood flooring for the sports, residential and commercial markets. Based in Peshtigo, Aacer is located in close proximity to prized northern hardwood. Aacer’s entire manufacturing process is done under one roof – kiln drying, milling, grading, prefinishing, packaging and shipping. Being an integrated company allows Aacer to deliver quality flooring consistently— job after job, year after year. Each of Aacer’s 175 employees plays a vital role in distributing Aacer Flooring throughout the world.
Air Motion Systems Inc. – River Falls
Air Motion Systems is North America’s leading manufacturer of UV LED and conventional UV curing systems for the printing industry and other industrial applications. With sales to 21 countries, AMS is known across the globe for its high-quality, efficient products that provide competitive results while being more environmentally friendly than alternatives. Since 1997, AMS has maintained a relentless focus on technology innovation and customer satisfaction.
American Exchanger Services Inc. - Hartford
American Exchanger Services Inc. is a manufacturer and after-market service provider of custom feedwater heaters, main steam condensers and shell and tube heat exchangers for both the domestic and international power generation, pulp and paper and process industries. AM-EX has been engineering and providing this highly efficient equipment and critical service for more than 30 years.
Elementis Specialties - Milwaukee
Elementis Specialties provides high-value functional additives to many markets, including architectural and industrial coatings, personal care and oilfield drilling. In particular, Elementis operates its market-leading defoamer production plant in Milwaukee. The constantly growing defoamer portfolio, currently at 90 products, is shipped to 24 countries from Milwaukee.
EmQuest Embryo Transfer Service - Plymouth
EmQuest Embryo Transfer Service (EmQuest) is a veterinary practice specializing in the production, transfer, freezing and exporting of bovine embryos. EmQuest has been providing these services to local producers in the Sheboygan County area since 1994. EmQuest founder Dr. Byron Williams is an active leader in the embryo transfer field, serving on the Cooperator Committee of the American Embryo Transfer Association since 2007.
Ever-Green-View Farms LLC - Waldo
Ever-Green-View Farms LLC is an award-winning dairy farm in Sheboygan County that has been family-owned and operated for more than 40 years. In addition to milk production, EGV has earned an international reputation not only for exporting top quality Holstein genetics as well as live cattle, but also as a source of information for dairy farmers around the globe to make them more successful.
H.O. Bostrom Co. Inc. – Waukesha
In 65 countries spanning six continents, the name H.O. Bostrom is synonymous with the design and manufacture of high-performance seating and seating accessory solutions. Its customers, representing diverse global industrial and military organizations, rely on Bostrom to consistently deliver innovative seating and accessory products of uncompromising quality and exceptional value.
Hydro-Thermal Corp. - Waukesha
Hydro-Thermal Corp. is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of Hydroheaters. With global sales to 86 countries on six continents, Hydro-Thermal’s products are used in numerous industries to heat water and process fluids precisely and efficiently. With an emphasis on continued research and development, the company continually seeks to understand and implement new innovative and value-added processes.
Krueger Lumber Co. Inc. - Valders
Krueger Lumber Co. is a family-owned company involved in the harvesting, processing and exporting of hardwood lumber. Relatively new to exporting, since 2013 Krueger Lumber has used international sales to successfully expand its place in a struggling timber market.
Meister Lumber & Reedsburg Hardwoods - Reedsburg
Meister Lumber and Reedsburg Hardwoods are the flagship manufacturing operations of parent company Midwest Hardwoods Corp., which owns multiple operations within the state focused on the harvesting and processing of hardwood lumber. By serving a global market, the company is able to pay woodland landowners the highest possible value for their timber.
Schreiber Foods Inc. – Green Bay
Schreiber is a global, employee-owned business and is one of the world’s largest dairy companies. Schreiber exports to retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers in 41 countries. The company strives to create sustainable value for its customers as a modern partner delivering exceptional quality, service, innovation and insight – all while enriching lives around the globe. n