Romeoville, Elwood firms named exporters of the year
August 2, 2013 10:26PM
Updated: September 5, 2013 6:44AM
CHICAGO — Two local companies were among a dozen that received 2013 Governor’s Export Awards for outstanding accomplishments in the export of Illinois goods and services around the globe, Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week.
Automated Design Corporation in Romeoville grew from building custom automation for the automotive industry to a world leader in sports research and development testing equipment. ADC began exporting in 1992 and primary international markets include Asia/Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Trans Coastal Supply Company, Inc. of Decatur and Elwood is one of the top five agricultural commodity exporter companies in the United States. Trans Coastal provides export customers with agricultural grains and products. Over the last three years, its container export sales have more than doubled.
Illinois is the largest exporting state in the Midwest and the fifth largest in the U.S. Exports from Illinois rose 5.1 percent to $68.1 billion in 2012 after soaring 30 percent in 2011. Direct exports account for nearly 10 percent of the gross state product.
JOLIET — Beth Hughes, president and chief executive of Saint Joseph Medical Center, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Joliet Region Chamber and Council For Working Women’s Athena Award. Hughes becomes the 26th Athena recipient and will be honored by the chamber and the CWW at a luncheon Sept. 5 at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion. For more information, go to www.events.jolietchamber.com.
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