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Gov. Rick Scott presented Girard Equipment with the Export Excellence award for significan export increases from 2008 to 2011.

With export sales increasing from 8% to 19%, Girard Equipment earned the Export Excellence award presented by Governor Rick Scott.

Gifford, FL-“Earning the Exporter Excellence Award is the best evidence we have that banishing the word “CAN’T” from our corporate vocabulary was a truly brilliant decision,” says GEI President, Timothy Girard.  Celebrating their 60th birthday, Girard Equipment has been exporting products for decades and recently relocated to the sunshine state for additional distribution opportunities to areas such as the UK, China, South Africa, and Brazil.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce another group of award winners. My number one mission is to grow jobs for Florida families, and the successes these companies have experienced represent the job opportunities being created in Florida.”

Going forward, Girard Equipment is well poised to continue to increase their export business.   Considering that emerging energy producing countries around the world are now practicing safer transportation methods, the designs and products of GEI are being eagerly adopted.  Moreover, Mr. Girard trusts that subscribing to the belief that the American worker is still a valued asset means that America’s best days are ahead of us and not behind; especially in Florida.

As Mr. Timothy Girard accepted the award Monday, December 10th at the Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, he was quick to recognize the community support received from the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, especially from Director of Economic Development Helene Castletine; as well as the elected county officials who have taken great interest in seeing that the constant growth of GEI’s business continues unabated. “We are happy to call Indian River County our home,” boasted Mr. Girard.

Find out more about the other awards and engagements of Girard Equipment by visiting the “News” section found at www.girardequip.com .

Pictures with Gov. Rick Scott at the Governor’s Awards Reception held at the Governor’s Mansion.