FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patrick Hope (815) 316-2380 or (815) 621-1535
April 18, 2007, 8:00 a.m.
MCJ, Inc., Rockford Firm Received a U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Export Achievement Certificate
Jointly Presented by Four U.S. Ambassadors to the Nordic Countries
Mid America Club, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 220
MCJ, Inc. of Rockford, Illinois was presented with an Export Achievement Certificate in Chicago on April 18, 2007. The award was presented by the US Ambassador to Sweden Michael Wood; Senior Commercial Officer Catharina Kronstrom, US Commercial Service - Stockholm; U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of the Director General of the US & Foreign Commercial Service, Commercial Service Rockford's Patrick Hope.
MCJ manufactures a product that is a non-invasive method to test individuals for fatigue and/or drug use. It can also be used to replace any test that would previously have required the withdrawal of blood from a person. The product is currently in use by law enforcement and medical facilities in more than ten countries. The firm's exports have grown from zero in 2004 to more than $7 million dollars in 2007.
Last year, the firm worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce to locate a distributor for them in the Nordic Region. Commerce offices in Sweden and Denmark combined efforts to assist the firm and identified the right firm that has now signed a major agreement to represent MCJ in the Nordic marketplace.
For more information, please contact the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Export Assistance Center and speak with Patrick Hope at (815) 316-2380 or (815) 621-1535.