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Goodyear business celebrates prestigious President’s Award for Exports

Post Date:06/26/2014 5:45 PM
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June 25, 2014                                                

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Goodyear business celebrates prestigious President’s Award for Exports

Global Organics Group only company in Arizona to win “E” Award in 2014


 
Global Organics Group, located at 4050 S. Sarival Avenue, has received the prestigious President’s “E” Award for Exports by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
 
Global Organics, a company that develops and manufactures proprietary organic plant nutrition and agricultural products, was presented with the award at the U.S. Department of Commerce Headquarters inside the Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. last month. Overall, there were 66 companies throughout the United States that received the “E” Award this year, and Global Organics was the only one in Arizona to achieve the honor.
 
The “E” Awards are the highest recognition for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Global Organics, which was founded by Roger Blotsky in 1980, contains five main laboratories and production facilities equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation on its 1,200-acre research farm, Green Acres.
 
Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, officials at Global Organics Group will receive an E-Award pennant, which they plan to hoist up the flagpole during an outdoors event at their headquarters in Goodyear to locally celebrate the honor.
 
 “The city of Goodyear is excited for the well-deserved recognition Global Organics Group has received and proud to have them in our city,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “Goodyear strongly supports innovation and business expansion and Global Organics has set a prime example through their ongoing success. We congratulate them.”
 
Blotsky moved to Goodyear in 1980 after selling The Early Harvest Company, his former company in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he fine-tuned methods of organic farming in an era when following the philosophy of “going green” wasn’t widely known among farmers and developers, yet.
 
A pioneer in helping to establish national guidelines for organic farming techniques, Blotsky and his son, Luke Blotsky, expanded their business into BioFlora, its leading agricultural division. BioFlora nurtures the partnership between crops and soil through biological solutions which have been proven to drive crop yield and quality in a sustainable and cost-efficient manner as well as enhance human and animal life through their rigorous research and science. The company continues to make technological advancements through innovation, new technology and a commitment to sustainability and rigorous science. 
 
"Exporting continues to be the foundation of our sales growth, and we are honored to receive the 'E' Award," said Luke Blotsky, GOG managing partner and CEO. "When we first began exporting in 1998, our export sales accounted for five percent of our total sales. During the past 16 years, export sales grew to nearly 35 percent of our total sales, enabling us to sustain jobs and even expand our workforce within most all of our operations."
 
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