Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) International Trade division and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson joined Governor Brian P. Kemp to announce the winners of Georgia’s sixth annual GLOBE Awards at an event at the Capitol. This state-led awards program highlights companies that entered into a new international market in the previous year. The 36 companies who were honored collectively exported to 90 new countries in 2018.

“We are proud that our 2019 GLOBE Award winners call Georgia home,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “These outstanding small and local businesses have put in incredible work to pursue new international opportunities. Our international trade efforts have a significant impact on the overall wellbeing of our economy and create opportunity for companies in nearly every community in Georgia. With the support from GDEcD’s highly regarded International Trade team – Georgia businesses have access to a free service to help them expand their sales around the world.”

The 2019 GLOBE winners are located in 16 counties across the state with employment ranging from two to 500. Seventy-two percent of the 2019 GLOBE winners are small businesses with 100 employees or less. Forty-four percent of the winners employ a workforce of less than 20. Some of the more active markets included Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland. Three of the winners were first time exporters.

“We are thrilled to once again celebrate Georgia companies who have entered new international markets,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for International Trade Mary Waters. “Now in its sixth year, the GLOBE Awards not only shine a spotlight on Georgia exporters and the importance of trade to Georgia’s economy, but also on our International Trade team who work hard to connect Georgia companies with global opportunities to successfully grow their business.”

This year's GLOBE Award winners include: 

Agri International LLC - Marietta

American 3B Scientific - Tucker 

Aventure Aviation - Peachtree City          

CocoaTown - Alpharetta              

Crider Foods - Stillmore

DataSeers - Alpharetta

Delta Sigma Company -  Kennesaw          

Discover Destinations, LLC - Suwanee

Easy Bar, Inc. - Kennesaw            

GF Health Products, Inc. - Atlanta

Hydro Dynamics, Inc. - Rome     

Jaxx Bean Bags - Atlanta

KF Armory LLC - Alpharetta         

LDX Solutions - Kennesaw           

Matrix Surgical USA – Atlanta

Pain Care Labs - Atlanta

Panel Built - Blairsville

Pivot Global Partners - Atlanta   

Plurium Technologies - Peachtree Corners           

Plus Materials, Inc. - Duluth

Poriferous, LLC - Newnan

Prime Retail Services, Inc. - Flowery Branch

Quantum Aviation Solutions - Gwinnett

Rackettown Mustangs - Lyons   

Richland Distilling Company - Richland   

SteelCell of North America, Inc. - Baldwin             

Sumo Robot League - Augusta

SweetWater Brewing Company - Atlanta

TDK Components U.S.A., Inc. - Peachtree City

Tecme Corporation - Norcross

The Seydel Companies - Pendergrass

The Tru-Nut Company - Atlanta 

TOMCO2 Systems - Loganville

Trans Globe - Woodstock

Valtorc International - Kennesaw

Vital4 - Atlanta

Special category winners include Georgia Exporters of the Year recognizing Pain Care Labs (small business), The Seydel Companies (mid-size business) and Crider Foods (large business). The New to Export category included DataSeers, KF Armory LLC and Trans Globe.

Georgia’s international trade efforts are supported by international representatives located in 12 strategic markets around the world including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom. This team plays a critical role in facilitating exports and introducing Georgia businesses to new global customers. In fact, one-third of 2019 GLOBE winners entered markets where Georgia has representation.

 Original article: Thirty-six Georgia Companies Named GLOBE Award Winners for Entering New International Markets