NOW International, Inc. has been named a 2009 Exporter of the Year award winner by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Award recipients were selected based upon criteria such as increase in sales, company commitment to exporting and customer service, and innovation and originality in marketing. A total of 12 awards were bestowed, with one company selected in each business category. NOW received the honor in the Health, Beauty and Fashion division.
“We’re extremely pleased to receive this Exporter of the Year award,” said Philip A. Pittsford, International Sales Manager. “Exporting has added diversity to our revenue stream and it has established our company as a global leader in the natural products industry. International customers are looking for quality American made products, particularly in this industry, and our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, GMP certification, and sophisticated in-house testing program instill confidence in NOW’s products among our customers.”
This prestigious award comes just months after NOW was honored at the White House with the Presidential “E” Award for Export Excellence
“Philip’s team has done a fantastic job of getting NOW products into over 65 countries. It’s exciting to see the NOW label all over the world,” said NOW President Al Powers. “While the awards and accolades are nice, it’s great to know that Philip and his staff are fulfilling the NOW mission of empowering people to lead healthier lives – worldwide!”
Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW has grown from a small, family operation, to a respected, global manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW manufactures and distributes over 1,500 natural dietary supplements and foods, as well as award winning sports nutrition and personal care products. NOW’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has been GMP certified since 2000, and its eight in-house quality testing labs are among the most advanced in their industry. The company has over 400 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. For over 40 years, the company has remained family owned and operated, and committed to its original mission of providing value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.