Award presented at the Annual Kansas Cavalry Encampment
State of Kansas, June 29, 2010 - Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson presented Osborne Industries with the 2010 Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award at the Annual Kansas Cavalry Encampment June 29, 2010. This award is one of the state’s top business honors and brings recognition to a Kansas company that is committed to expanding sales in international markets, showcasing the awarded company as a role model to other Kansas companies seeking similar success.
The winner of the award was selected among five finalists by the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council. Selection criteria include: increase in jobs due to international activities, innovations in global marketing, number of countries exported to, effective use of international distributors, long-range international strategies and prospects for future growth, and commitment to the state and local community.
Osborne Industries, Inc. is a leading diversified developer and manufacturer of advanced livestock management equipment and custom-engineered systems. The company began exporting livestock equipment in 1979, exporting to a total of 39 countries today. Exports account for 24 percent of total company sales and have grown 73 percent in the past three years, including a 37 percent increase from FY 2009. Located in Osborne, Kansas, Osborne Industries is a 100 percent employee-owned company, employing over 90 people today.
“This award is a reward to all our employee-owners for their hard work and commitment to deliver products of excellence in a global market,” says Steve Langley, President of Osborne Industries. “The growth experienced by our company and the honor of receiving this award would not have been possible without this commitment from all employees” adds Langley.
For more information about Osborne Industries and its extensive line of products of excellence, go to www.osbornelivestockequipment.com.
Contact: Claudio Faundez