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Governor's International Trade Award


The Governor's International Trade Award honors Minnesota companies that have shown exceptional progress and success in foreign markets. In addition to honoring individual recipients, the award recognizes the tremendous positive effect that exports and trade have on the state's overall economy.

The Award

Award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Previous Award Recipients

2018 Recipients

  • Fireaway Inc. (Minnetonka)
  • Tolomatic, Inc. (Hamel)
  • Children's HeartLink (Minneapolis)
  • Daikin Applied (Plymouth)
  • Uponor North America (Apple Valley)

2016 Recipients

  • Crown Iron Works Co. (Roseville)
  • Digital Content LLC (Edina)
  • DCM Tech Inc. (Winona)
  • Great Plains Processing (Luverne)
  • Ralco Nutrition Inc. (Marshall)
  • Top Tool Co. (Blaine)

2014 Recipients

  • Barrett Ag Services (Brainerd)
  • Dombrovski Craft Meats (Foley)
  • Industrial and Environmental Concepts, Inc. (Lakeville)
  • Tonka Water (Plymouth)
  • Winona State University (Winona)

2013 Recipients

  • Barr Engineering Company (Minneapolis)
  • Fastenal Company (Winona)
  • Horton, Inc. (Roseville)
  • Julia Knight, Inc. (Minneapolis)
  • MGS Machine Corporation (Maple Grove)
  • Midwest Ag Enterprises (Marshall)
  • Minnesota International Medicine (Minneapolis)
  • OSI, Inc. (Medina)
  • Pepin Manufacturing (Lake City)

2012 Recipients

  • Northwest Grains International, LLC (Minneapolis)
  • Delkor Systems, Inc. (Circle Pines)
  • Digi-Key Corporation (Thief River Falls)
  • Jet Edge, Inc. (St. Michael)
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
  • Proto Labs (Maple Plain)
  • ME Global Inc. (Minneapolis/Duluth)
  • Gear Grid LLC (Forest Lake)
  • KwikRink Synthetic Ice (Maple Grove)
  • PaR Systems, Inc. (Shoreview)
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