WICHITA, Kan. – December 4, 2007 – U.S. Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Walter Bastian today presented the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Achievement Certificate to BG Products, Inc. The award recognizes U.S. companies that have successfully exported and opened new markets with the assistance of the department’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.
“Exports create jobs and help grow the economy,” said Bastian. “BG Products is an excellent example of how Kansas companies are working to increase their bottom line by making new export sales that create and support good, high-wage jobs across the state. I congratulate BG Products on their outstanding export accomplishments.”
BG Products, Inc., has been in business since 1971 manufacturing and distributing a broad line of specialty lubricants, greases, chemical additives and cleaners throughout the world. Known for high quality standards, BG products are used extensively in automotive, industrial, heavy equipment, trucking and fleet applications. BG Products has benefited from export counseling and other services provided by the Kansas World Trade Center, the Trade Development Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Wichita U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Commercial Service. New market ventures or significant expansion of existing market activity during the past year include China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Turkey.
“BG Products has made a major commitment to expansion of its global business and continues to see positive company growth, domestically and internationally,” said Dr. Aidan O. Dunleavy, senior vice president, sales and marketing, BG Products Inc. “We are grateful for the outstanding professionalism, excellent customer service and loyalty of our distributors and staff throughout the BG family, as well as the invaluable assistance we have received from federal and state departments of commerce, including overseas commercial service offices.
With its network of offices across the United States and in more than 80 countries, the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. For more information, visit www.export.gov or contact the Wichita, KS U.S. Export Assistance Center at (316) 263-4067.