Dometic Marine, based in Pompano Beach, Fla., was honored with the Presidential "E Star" Award for sustained excellence in exporting.
Only 21 companies nationwide, including four in the state of Florida, received either the E or E Star banner this year. Dometic was recognized as one of only four to receive the E Star award. The company is best known for its popular Cruisair and Marine Air boat air conditioning products and its marine sanitation systems sold under the SeaLand brand name.
The awards were presented by U.S. commerce secretary Gary Locke in a ceremony on Nov. 5. The award was accepted by Edward (Ned) Trigg, senior vice president, global systems sales and James (Doug) Whyte, president of Dometic LLC, on behalf of Dometic.
"I'm a great believer in the ability of American companies and workers to compete anytime, anywhere in the world, on a level playing field. We're here today to honor the people, firms and organizations that produce and promote U.S. goods and services that support American jobs," Locke said.
"This is a great honor for our company and employees to be recognized once again as one of the top performers in exporting," said Frank Marciano, president of Dometic Marine. "We have been proudly displaying the E banner since winning the original E Award, and now we'll be even more proud to fly the E Star flag as a repeat winner."