2011 Export Achievement Award Recipients
Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) and Director of U.S. Commercial Service Pittsburgh Lyn Doverspike presenting the Export Achievement Award to President of Cardinal Resources, LLC Kevin Jones
Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14), Director of U.S. Commercial Service Pittsburgh Lyn Doverspike, and Director of Saint Francis University’s Small Business Development Center Edward Huttenhower presenting the Export Achievement Award to President of Roger Brothers Corporation Mark Kulyk
• Rogers Brothers Corporation is located in rural Albion, Pennsylvania, and has a well-earned reputation for manufacturing superior-quality products. For the past six years, Senior International Trade Specialist Steven Murray of the Pittsburgh office of the U.S. Commerce Service has worked with Mark Kulyk, Rogers Brothers’ President. Mr. Kulyk, who now serves as a member of the Western Pennsylvania District Export Council, contacted CS Pittsburgh for assistance on export related issues. Steven Murray responded by highlighting potential markets and opportunities for Rogers® trailers. In the summer of 2009, Mr. Murray was working with the Center of Global Competiveness, which is a part of the Small Business Development Center at St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. In September of 2009, the CGC organized a catalog show at EXTEMIN. Rogers Brothers was one of the companies that participated. Two months after the show, Mr. Kulyk received an inquiry for a $250,000 trailer from a contact made through the show. During the next fourteen months the inquiry became an order, a customer representative visited the factory, the trailer was designed and manufactured, and then it was shipped in March, 2011. Along the way, Rogers utilized the counseling services of the U.S. Commercial Service, Pittsburgh and Lima, and the CGC for issues ranging from due diligence, finance, and language. U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-03) presented Rogers Brothers with the award.