Raleigh-based ImmunoReagents was one of 45 American companies and organizations that recently received the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
The Raleigh manufacturing facility specializes in reagents used in life science research and diagnostics markets in the U.S. and internationally.
The award, which was presented earlier this week by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, recognizes companies and organizations that make a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters.
U.S. exports of goods and services hit an all-time record of $2.34 trillion in 2014. Nationally, jobs supported by exports reached an all-time high last year with more than 11.7 million jobs, up 1.8 million since 2009.