Ambient Technologies, a Hispanic geology services firm, was presented with a Presidential "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the White House on May 17. The "E" awards are presented in recognition of significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.
"Exporting continues to be the foundation of our sales growth, and we are honored to receive the 'E' Award," said Carlos Lemos, president and CEO of Ambient Technologies.
"When we first began exporting in 2006, export sales accounted for a small percent of our total sales," he continued. "Over the past six years, particularly with our work on the Panama Canal expansion, export sales grew and enabled us to sustain jobs and add several additional employees for a total of 50."
Ambient Technologies provides geophysical, drilling, surveying, energy conservation and other services, and operates in Florida, the Gulf Coast, Central America and the Caribbean. It contracts directly with government agencies as well as private-sector clients.
The company is located in St. Petersburg, Fla., with offices in Panama City, Panama.
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"This administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world," said Bryson. "It is companies like (Ambient Technologies) that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work."
A total of 20 U.S. companies and organizations were presented with "E" awards at the 2012 World Trade Week ceremonies at the White House.
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