Waukesha companies H.O. Bostrom and Hydro-Thermal Corp. are among the 2016 recipients of the Governor's Export Achievement Award.
The two businesses, along with Ever-Green-View Farms in Sheboygan County, were recognized for their success in global business development.
'These three businesses exemplify the type of success that many Wisconsin businesses are achieving by entering or expanding in overseas markets,' said Gov. Scott Walker. 'With 95 percent of the world's population located outside of the United States, exporting provides tremendous opportunities for Wisconsin companies of all industries and all sizes.'
The awards honor businesses that have achieved significant growth or implemented innovative strategies in exporting. Nominees were evaluated on measurable export growth, innovation and contributions to the state's overall economy and trade development.
In 65 countries spanning five continents, H.O. Bostrom provides seating solutions for vehicles and equipment in industries such as fire, marine, construction, transportation and other niche markets. By offering complete design, engineering, fabrication and assembly of seating systems and components, the company offers customers the advantage of single sourcing all of their seating requirements. In 2016, H.O. Bostrom celebrates its 70th year as a family-owned and -operated business.
Hydro-Thermal Corporation is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of hydroheaters. With global sales to 86 countries on six continents, Hydro-Thermal's products are used in numerous industries to heat water and process fluids. The company puts an emphasis on research and development, looking to implement new innovative and value-added processes.
'These Wisconsin-based companies have achieved extraordinary results in international markets, while significantly contributing to Wisconsin's economy and job growth opportunities,' said Mark Hogan, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. 'We applaud these great Wisconsin companies for their leadership in exporting.'