Export award for Rogers Brothers

By Euan Youdale25 July 2011

This 121 US ton capacity trailer was built by Rogers for a copper mining company in Peru

This 121 US ton capacity trailer was built by Rogers for a copper mining company in Peru

Rogers Brothers Corporation has received the US Commercial Service's Export Achievement Award.

The award recognises USA-based companies that have made their first export sale or entered a new overseas market with the assistance of the US Government Department of Commerce.

Rogers developed relationships with the Peruvian market and sold a lowbed trailer to a large copper mining company. Future sales in the market are being negotiated, said the company.

"US manufacturers are very competitive and are successful internationally," said US Congressman Mike Kelly. "Rogers Brothers is a great success story that shows how a small company can reach out from Albion, Pennsylvania to foreign markets and highlights the fact that exports to foreign markets mean jobs back home. The assistance provided by the US Commercial Service meant that Rogers didn't have to go to Peru to develop this business - the Peruvian market was brought to them."

In his acceptance speech, Mark Kulyk, president of Rogers Brothers Corporation, expressed appreciation to the agencies involved in developing this overseas market. "From the exposure that St. Francis provided at the trade show in Peru to the export counseling provided by the Pittsburgh and Lima offices of the US Commercial Service, the professional assistance we received was invaluable and extremely helpful in our sales efforts in Peru and elsewhere."

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