“Preservation Technologies has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Preservation Technologies“ pursuit of export opportunities through international trade events and trade missions. The company‘s commitment to education foreign buyers to develop a market abroad for products not previously exported was also particularly notable. Preservation Technologies‘ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. Economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.
Preservation Technologies (PTLP) is a company dedicated to helping universities, academic institutions, cultural entities and private companies preserve and maintain access to their collections. PTLP was founded on the guiding principle of bringing engineering and innovation to the field of cultural preservation.
In total, Secretary Ross honored 32 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.
U.S. exports totaled $2.21 trillion in 2016, accounting for nearly 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 11.5 million jobs nationwide in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration.
About the “E” Awards
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets.
For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.