ADEL, Iowa, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Kuder, Inc. with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony that took place in Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014. The "E" Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
Headquartered in Adel, Iowa, Kuder is a leading provider of evidence-based assessment, education planning and career guidance tools and resources for people of all ages.
"We are extremely honored to receive the 'E' Award," said Phil Harrington, Kuder's founder and president. "It's very gratifying to be recognized for contributing to the U.S. economy in this way."
Between 2012 and 2013, Kuder's export sales increased by 257 percent. In the past year, Kuder has significantly expanded business in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
"Exporting has substantially increased Kuder's business mix," said Harrington. "But more importantly, exporting has renewed our commitment to encouraging lifelong learning, development, and achievement."
"The 'E' Awards Committee was very impressed with Kuder's complete customization of products to fit unique international markets," said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company. "Kuder's achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs."
Kuder also received a special recognition from Iowa Congressman Tom Latham: "It is clear to me that Iowa's own Kuder, Inc. truly represents the spirit of American business and the renowned Iowa work ethic," he said.
A total of 66 U.S. companies were presented with the President's "E" Award this year. Four years of successive export growth and an innovative international marketing plan leading to an increase in exports were significant factors in the selection of "E" Award recipients.
About Kuder: For over 75 years, Kuder has brought reliable, evidence-based career guidance solutions to more than 150 million people of all ages, and for populations throughout the world. With affordable solutions for pre-K through retirement, Kuder's customizable products and services reflect a commitment to encouraging lifelong learning, development, and achievement. For more information, visit www.kuder.com or call 800.314.8972.
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