(WDEF) This year's Governor's Award for Trade Excellence winners were recognized at the 60th Annual Governor's Conference on Economic and Community Development. The GATE Award honors large, medium and small-size companies who have achieved excellence in engaging in global trade.
•Large Company: Magneti Marelli in Pulaski
•Medium Company: Lodge Manufacturing Company in South Pittsburg
•Small Company: BIOQUANT Image Analysis Corporation in Nashville
Tennessee companies exported $31.1 billion worth of goods and services to other countries in 2012, an increase of over 167% over the past ten years. Tennessee is the 14th largest exporting state in the U.S. and one of the country’s fastest growing exporters.