Kreinik Manufacturing on Gihon Road has been awarded the 2003 Governor's Award for Excellence in exporting.
Kreinik, which makes thread for the crafts industry, sells directly to 38 countries, and, because it exports, it has decreased costs and increased production.
Foreign exports make up as much as 18-percent of the company's sales.
Kreinik also has been commended by the state development office for opening new sales
markets this past year, including china and Japan.
Other honorees from our area included Rolling Ridge Woods, limited of Parkersburg, and Troy LLC Products of Harrisville.